EP09 Invited Address 09 – What Brings Children into Therapy: A Developmental View – Violet Oaklander, PhD
All children are born with the capacity to develop and use all of the aspects of the organism to live healthy, productive,joyful lives. We know that trauma interrupts the healthy development of the child. There are also some very basic develop-mental aspects that can further thwart healthy development. An understanding of these hindrances is the first step toward helping children heal.
To list three components of the Therapeutic Process.
Violet Oaklander, PhD. Clinical psychologist and Certified Gestalt Therapist. She is author of two books on her unique approach to working with children and adolescents. Dr. Oaklander has given numerous seminars worldwide. and has received many awards for her contributions to work with children and adolescents. The Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation has been formed to carry on her work as she begins retirement.
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