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EP13 Invited Address 20 - What Brings Children Into Therapy: A Developmental View - Violet Oaklander, PhD

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Invited Addresses |  Children and Adolescent Therapy |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Violet Oaklander, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 2013
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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 also are some very basic developmental aspects that further thwart healthy development. An understanding of these hindrances is the first step toward helping children heal.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe three basic developmental aspects that can affect the child’s development.
  2. Assess organismic regulation in therapeutic work.
  3. Describe the healthy development of an infant, prior to interruption.

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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.