Intermediate Training in Gestalt Play Therapy

What's In It For Me

“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit”. - William Pollard 

In the clinical practice, there is a compelling need to organize the information gleaned from the therapeutic process to provide relevant insights and support for our clients.


This Intermediate Training is the second core skills training in Gestalt Play Therapy, designed for those who have completed the Basic Training in Gestalt Therapy.

Course Overview

This 4-day workshop (26 hours) will build on theoretical, skill development and clinical practice from the Gestalt approach with emphasis on developing robust assessment, diagnosis and plans. Balancing didactic discussion, experiential practicum with feedback, and case presentations, participants will learn key concepts and skills that will enhance their therapeutic practice with their clients.

Who Should Attend

Practitioners working with children and adolescents in the field of health and mental health (such as psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric nursing, special needs, medical doctors), helping professions (such as social work, counseling) and related fields (such childcare/student care setting, physical therapy, art therapy, or other related fields).

Course Duration

4 full days, 9.30am - 5.30pm

Total Training Duration (Hour)

26 professional training hours

Course Outline
  • Understand the principles of Gestalt Therapy and how it is adapted for use in the Oaklander Model
  • Learn to frame observations and formulations in the Gestalt framework
  • Develop a clinical formulation based on the Oaklander Model of Gestalt Therapy
  • Practice making assessments and treatment plans using case studies given

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

This workshop is accredited with

West Coast Institute ( and the training hours will be counted towards certification as a Certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents with WCI.

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Associate of Play Therapy (Singapore) ( and the training hours will be counted towards membership application and renewal. 


Those who have completed the Basic Training in Gestalt Play Therapy (28 hours) or 

Fundamentals of Gestalt Play Therapy (14 hours) AND Gestalt Play Therapy - Oaklander Approach (14 hours)

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Ms Lee Sock Kuan has been working with children, couples and familites for over 13 years and is a certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents with West Coast Institute. As the first to receive her certification in AsiaPacific region, Sock Kuan is excited to further her work with children and their families on coping with stress, attachment, challenging behaviour and loss issues in the Gestalt approach. Besides, Gestalt Therapy, she has received specialised training in Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, art facilitation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy. Sock Kuan also supervises and trains therapists, psychologists and social workers. She is a registered Clinical Member and Clinical Supervisor of the Singapore Association for Counselling. Besides being certified with West Coast Institute, she is a also a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills with Play Therapy International.

Course Fee Payable
Original Fee Before GST With GST (9%)
Course Fee $1,800.00 $1,962.00

Early Bird Fee (Before GST): S$1,650 (register & pay by 1 Oct 2024 which is 6 weeks before course start date)

* Discount will be reflected during payment checkout / billing invoice

NCSS member and MSF-funded Social Service Agencies are able to apply for PCG/VCF Funding

PCG/VCF Funding results will be announced in Aug/ Sep 2024

Please note that prices are subject to change.
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