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Engaging Boys and Young Men in Counselling with Gestalt Play Therapy

Item Code: EB
Price:  $180.00

Engaging Boys and Young Men in Counselling with Gestalt Play Therapy

Item Code: EB
Price:  $180.00
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Beautifully presented. Incredibly informative and mind opening.  – 5 STARS

Yet another practical, informative and interactive webinar. Engaging content and presenter.- 5 STARS

Great interactive gestalt play therapy online workshop. I really enjoyed the connection to other professionals. I loved the use of cards and one on one interaction, and the story about the Bear. Thank you Peter it was a fantastic 3 hours. – 4 STARS

Excellent, engaging prevention on a very important topic.  – 5 STARS


Course Description

3 hour live, online course

Many boys and young men struggle with engagement: with their own emotions, within social relationships, and within educational and mental health contexts. At the same time, many professionals in counselling are challenged with the ability to stay in good and helpful relational engagement with boys and young men: with understanding both the social and biological influences on male development and with knowing how to connect with boys and young men in ways that will help them flourish. In this workshop, informed by Gestalt Play Therapy, you will be challenged to see boys and young men in new ways and supported in developing new skills for our work with them.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will have an opportunity to:

  • Deepen your understanding of particular issues boys and young men face and why,
  • Gain understanding of a particular relational style of many boys and young men and how to work with that relational style in practice,
  • Learn new strategies to engage boys and young men in individual or group counselling,
  • Explore ways to increase the relational capacities of boys and young men,
  • Apply data from research and scholarship regarding boys and young men in counselling practice.

Workshop Facilitator  - Peter Mortola, Ph.D. Professor in Counseling, Therapy and School Psychology



  Peter Mortola, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Counseling, Therapy and School Psychology Department at Lewis and Clark College's Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Portland, Oregan, USA. He is the author of Windowframes: Learning the art of Gestalt play therapy the Oaklander way (Routledge/Gestaltpress, 2006), the culmination of 10 years of inquiry and research on Violet Oaklander’s methods of both child therapy and adult training. Windowframes has been translated into German, Spanish, Romanian, Italian and Korean. He is also the co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A leader’s guide to facilitating strength-based groups for boys (Routledge, 2008), and The Bear Inside (19th Avenue Press, with Illustrator Mark Molchan), a children's book about regulating strong emotions. The Bear Inside has been translated into Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian, and Sinhala language versions. For 15 years, he has also facilitated a partnership between Lewis & Clark College and David Douglas School District in which graduate students have served over 1500 sixth-grade students in the small group counseling setting.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop will be suitable for any professional working with boys and men in either educational or counselling settings.

Please note, this is a LIVE and INTERACTIVE training event. We don't record this. 

Date and Time

Live only online course will be run on:


9th July 2024, 9am - 12pm AEST


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Training Details

Included in the training price:

  • 3 hours live, onnline training
  • Access to slides and link to create Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you upon completion of course evaluation
  • GST

Training Cost

SPECIAL Price        $180      



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