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Introduction to Working with Children in Therapy Sessions

Event Details
Date: 21 & 22 April 2018
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Sat) 4.00pm (Sun)
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
State: Qld

Members- $380.00 (inc GST)

Student Members- $180.00 (inc GST)

Non Members $480.00 (inc GST)

Student Non-Members- $220.00 (inc GST)

Organiser: AASW Qld Branch
Further information

Queensland Branch Manager
T 07 3369 9818

F 07 3217 6938

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General Information

The basic principles and practices will be covered through experiential exercises, discussion and some personal exploration.

This will include:

  • The paradoxical theory of change
  • The magic of role playing with children
  • Being open to the unexpected – magic happens
  • Experiencing the Now: savouring and chewing
  • The importance of being specific and concrete
  • The creative void and change in the Here and Now

Who should attend?

Social Workers and Health Care Professionals

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to engage a child in art activities such as:

  • Use of drawing and colours
  • Sand play with children
  • Music therapy
  • Family sculpturing and more

This will enable the social worker and other professionals to support the child and the issues that need attention.

Meet the Presenters

Yaro Starak, B.A., M.S.W., Adv.Dip.SW., Dip. GT. finished his undergraduate studies majoring in psychology at the University of Manitoba and later his post graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He continued further studies at the University of Toronto specialising in adult education, group dynamics and supervision.

He trained as a Gestalt Therapist at the Toronto Gestalt Institute and after graduating he became faculty member of that Institute for four years. He immigrated to Australia in 1978 to lecture at the University of Queensland. Over the past twenty-five years Yaro has been teaching and training various professional groups and Gestalt groups in Brisbane, Tasmania, Sydney and overseas in Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Estonia, Italy and Spain.

Yaro has published and co-edited four books in Gestalt Therapy and Group Process, three training manuals and numerous articles in several international journals on group work, Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy, Alternative living, Men’s issues and Deep Psychology.

He is an accredited Values & Leadership coach and founding member of GANZ – Gestalt Australia & New Zealand – the accrediting body of Gestalt Therapy Training Institutes. Yaro is a regular presenter at the Psychotherapy in Australia Conference, GANZ conference, AAGT and Latin American Congress in Mexico City. Yaro also is a visiting faculty member of the Valencia Gestalt Institute, Spain. Yaro is Co-Director of the Gestalt Art Therapy centre.


AASW Queensland Branch Office, 5/43 Vanessa Blvd, Springwood Q 4127

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April 2018 - 9.00am - 5.00pm (Sat) 4.00pm (Sun)

Registration from 8.45am

Fruit will be served at morning and afternoon tea with a fully catered lunch.

CPD: 13 Hours

Members - Please log on to the website prior to registering to take advantage of the member rates.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers