Course curriculum

    1. Bentzen, M., & Hart, S. (2015). Chapter one The importance of present moments. In Through windows of opportunity A neuroaffective approach to child psychotherapy (pp. 1-22). Routledge.

    2. Bentzen, M., & Hart, S. (2015). Chapter two Neuroaffective developmental psychology A map for understanding child psychotherapy. In Through windows of opportunity A neuroaffective approach to child psychotherapy (pp. 23-40). Routledge.

    3. Crenshaw, D. A., & Kenney-Noziska, S. (2014). Therapeutic presence in play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy, 23(1), 3143.

    4. Crethar, H. C., Snow, K., & Carlson, J. (2004). It's all in the family Family counseling for depressed children. The Family Journal, 12(3), 222229.

    5. Daly, B. P., Hildenbrand, A. K., &amp Brown, R. T. (2015). 2 Theories and models of ADHD in children and adolescents. In ADHD in children and adolescents (pp. 2228). Hogrefe Publishing.

    6. Daly, B. P., Hildenbrand, A. K., &amp Brown, R. T. (2015). 4 Treatment. In ADHD in children and adolescents (pp. 3965). Hogrefe Publishing.

    7. Gergen, K. J., Lightfoot, C., & Sydow, L. (2004). Social construction Vistas in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 33(2), 389-399.

    8. Gochman, P., Miller, R., & Rapoport, J. L. (2013). Current Psychiatry Reports, 13(5), 321-322.

    9. Guo, C., Assumpcao, L., & Hu, Z. (2022). Efficacy of non-pharnacological treatments of emotional symptoms of children and adults with attention-deficithyperactivity disorder A meta-analysis. Journal of Attention Disorders, 26(4), 508-524.

    10. Hall, T. M., Kaduson, H. G., & Schaefer, C. E. (2002). Fifteen effective play therapy techniques. Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 33(6), 515522.

    11. Hanna, F. J., Hanna, C. A., and Keys, S. G. (1999). Fifty strategies for counseling defiant, aggressive adolescents Reaching, accepting, and relating. Journal of Counseling & Development, 77, 395-402.

    12. Hellinger, B. (1998). Loves hidden symmetry. What makes love work in relationships. Zeig Tucker & Co.

    13. Jellinkek, M., Patel, B. P., Froehle, M. C. (Eds). (2002). Adolescent checklist. In Bright futures in practice Mental health - Volume II. . National Centre for Education in Maternal and Child Health.

    14. Jones, S. (2007). The baby as subject The hospitalised infant and the family therapist. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 28(3), 146-154.

    15. Lee, R.G. (2007). Shame and belonging in childhood the interaction between relationship and neurobiological development in the early years of life. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, 38-45

    16. Massachusetts General Hospital. Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC). httpwww.massgeneral.orgallpsychPediatricSymptomChecklistpsc_general.htm

    17. McConville, M. (1995). Adolescence Psychotherapy and the emergent Self. Jossey-Bass.

    18. Miller, N. An interview with children - Using a sociogram.

    19. Mills, J., & Crowley, R. (1986). The resource board game. In Therapeutic metaphors for children and the child within. Brunner Mazel.

    20. Rice, D. Psychotherapy for oppositional-defiant kids with low frustration tolerance - and how to help their parents, too. httpswww.psychotherapy.netarticleoppositional-defiants-kids

    21. Sander, J. B., & McCarty, C. A. (2005). Youth depression in the family context Familial risk factors and models of treatment. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 8(3), 203-219.

    1. Amescua, G. (1999). Autism in Gestalt theory Towards a Gestalt theory of personality. Gestalt Review, 3(3), 226-238.

    2. Blend, J. (2007). Am I bovvered? A Gestalt approach to working with adolescents. British Gestalt Journal, 16(2), 19-27.

    3. Cardoso-Zinker, S. (2004). The story of Daniel Gestalt therapy principles and values. Gestalt Review, 8(1), 80-95.

    4. Crocker, S. F. (2001). Improvising Gestalt with children. British Gestalt Journal, 10(2), 97-105.

    5. de la Motte, L. (2014). A critical analysis of therapeutic processes with adolescents in wilderness therapy programs.

    6. Eulich, M. (2016). Exploring the (Gestalt) potential for coaching emerging adults. Gestalt Review, 20(3), 296-301.

    7. Fernandes, M. B., Cardoso-Zinker, S., Nogueira, C. R., Lazarus, E. A., & Ajzemberg, T. C. (2006). The development of the baby and Gestalt therapy. Gestalt Review, 10(2), 98-109.

    8. Lampert, R. (2001). Working with parents The dialogic challenge. The Gestalt Journal, 24(1), 133-147.

    9. McConville, M. (2003). Lewinian field theory, adolescent development, and psychotherapy. Gestalt Review, 7(3), 213-238.

    10. Mortola, P. (2015). It actually reveals things to me about myself- How play becomes real in the Oaklander approach. Gestalt Review, 19(3), 251-259.

    11. National Centre for Guidance in Education. (2008). The use of Gestalt therapy in guidance for schools.

    12. Oaklander, V. (1982). The relationship of Gestalt therapy to children. The Gestalt Journal, 5(1), 64-74.

    13. Oaklander, V. (1997). The therapeutic process with children and adolescents. Gestalt Review, 1(4), 292317.

    14. Ownby, R. L. (1983). Gestalt therapy with children. The Gestalt Journal, 6(2), 51-58.

    15. Partridge, S. E. (2011). Windowframes- Learning the art of Gestalt play therapy the Oaklander way (2006). Gestalt Review, 15(3), 281-286.

    16. Philippson, P. (2014). Failure to launch.British Gestalt, Vol. 23, No. 1, 3538

    17. Reynolds, C., & Mortola, P. (2005). Gestalt therapy with children. In A. L. Woldt & S. M. Toman (Eds.), Gestalt therapy History, theory, and practice (pp. 122). Sage Publications.

    18. Spach, D. L. (2012). The coyote therapist Nature connection and Gestalt play therapy. Pacifica Graduate Institute.

    19. Stripling, T. (2021). Gestalt Interventions Benefitting Children and Adolescents A Literature Review. Gestalt Review, 25(2), 197220. httpsdoi.org10.5325gestaltreview.25.2.0197

    20. Tervo, D. (1997). Physical process work with children and adolescents. British Gestalt Journal, 62

    21. Tervo, D. (1997). Physical process work with children and adolescents. British Gestalt Journal, 6(2), 76-84.

    22. Tervo, D. (2007). Zig Zag Flop and Roll creating an embodied Field for healing and awareness when working with children. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, 28-37

    23. Toman, S. M., Bauer, A., McConville, M., & Robertson, M. (2005). Adolescents Development and practice from a Gestalt orientation. In A. Woldt & S. Toman (Eds). Gestalt therapy History, theory and practice (pp. 179-199). Sage Publishing.

    24. Williams, L. (2010). Making contact with the self-injurious adolescent Borderline personality disorder, Gestalt therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy interventions. Gestalt Review, 14(3), 250-274.

    1. American Academy of Pediatrics. The childrens impact of events scale (13) CRIES-13

    2. Child Trends. (2019). Child maltreatment. httpswww.childtrends.orgindicatorschild-maltreatment

    3. de Beixedon, S. Y. (2010). Chapter 1 Sexual abuse 101 Basic information about sexual abuse. In Lovers and survivors A partners guide to living with and loving a sexual abuse survivor (pp. 2-21). Robert Reed Publishers.

    4. de Beixedon, S. Y. (2010). Chapter 2 Scars and symptoms. In Lovers and survivors A partners guide to living with and loving a sexual abuse survivor (pp. 22-45). Robert Reed Publishers.

    5. Downey, L. Implications of trauma theory for children in out of home care. FACV State Conference.

    6. Hoff, B. Myths about male sexual abuse. httpwww.menweb.orgsexamyth

    7. National Resource Center on AD.(2004). Psychosocial treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD. httpwww.help4adhd.orgdocumentsWWK7

    8. Perrow, S. and Ananda Devapriya, trans. Kristina Tatarchuk (2022). The Song of the Nightingales. A collection of therapeutic stories for children and families fleeing the war in Ukraine. AMURTEL, Romania.

    9. Sparks, J., & Duncan, B. The ethics of science and medicating children. Talking Cure.

    10. Therapist Aid. (2015). Feelings handout.

    1. Brink, M. E. (2006). Gestalt guidelines assisting parents to enhance psychosocial development in children. University of South Africa.

    2. Harris, N. (2011). Something in the air conditions that promote contact when meeting young people who have stories of early trauma and loss. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 21-28 + response Taylor, F. 29-33

    3. Starrs, B. (2014). Contact and despair a Gestalt approach to adolescent trauma. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2837

    4. Stripling, T. (2021). Gestalt interventions benefitting children and adolescents a literature review. The Gestalt Review, Vol 252 p.197-220

    1. Video lecture on Working with Children - 158 minute

    1. Quiz on Working with Children

    1. 31. Working with children • Assessment 120 • Concept Map

    2. 31. Working with children • Assessment 121 • Reflection Form

    3. 31. Working with children • Assessment 122 • Core Readings - Focus summaries / concept maps

About this course

  • $80
  • 64 lessons [24 for the quiz]
  • 2.5 hours of video content
Steve Vinay Gunther

About the presenter

  • Steve Vinay Gunther
  • Studied Gestalt since 1985
  • Founded Gestalt institutes in Australia, South Korea and China
  • International Gestalt trainer since 2000, teaching in Asia, Egypt, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, USA
  • Also trained in Family therapy, Narrative therapy, Somatic therapy, Career Coaching, Family Constellations
  • Practiced and studied meditation since 1973
  • Previous professor of Spiritual Psychology at Ryokan Institute, LA
  • Pioneered the area of relational psychology termed The Unvirtues
  • Designed the Relational Parenting system
  • Father to 5 children and grandfather to 4 boys