VSOF NEWSLETTER

SUMMER FALL 2018


VIOLET OAKLANDER ARCHIVE ESTABLISHED
AT LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE IN PORTLAND OREGON
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OAKLANDER MODEL  WORLDWIDE:  
ENGLAND, POLAND, ITALY, CZECH REPUBLIC

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OAKLANDER MODEL  IN CALIFORNIA: LOS ANGELES, SOLVANG



Dr. Violet Oaklander





VIOLET OAKLANDER ARCHIVE AT LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
Over the years, Dr. Oaklander collected a library of books related to therapy with Children and to the Oaklander Model – 30 moving boxes full – and an extensive collection of puppets, sand tray toys, games and more– another 30 boxes full.  Violet used these book and materials in her psychotherapy practice with children and in her trainings worldwide.   Violet has donated this valuable archive of books, instruments, therapy materials and scholarly works to the Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling in Portland, Oregon.  Professor Peter Mortola, PhD, a founding member of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation and long-time colleague of Violet’s, is delighted to be able to provide a home where Violet’s valuable archives can be used for teaching, research and in their community clinic.  
 
Peter & Violet in 2004


Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling


Dr. Oaklander donated copies of the translations of both of her books to the Lewis & Clark library – 18 books in total – here pictured “nested” in their new home.
Windows to Our Children:  German, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian, Hebrew, Russian, Czechoslovakian, Korean, Lithuanian, Romanian,  Chinese, French 

Hidden Treasure:   German, Korean, Russian, Lithuanian, Romanian and Spanish

                               
      Loading boxes for shipment to Portland          

         Lewis & Clark students unloading outside the clinic


HERE IS THE DEDICATION HANGING IN THE ROOMS OF THE CLINIC
The Violet Oaklander Archive
Dr. Violet Oaklander is a pioneer in the work of child and adolescent therapy. Her 1978 text Windows to our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents presented a model of working with children and adolescents in the therapeutic setting that has since influenced practitioners worldwide.  Presently, this seminal text is published in 15 languages – English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, German, Korean, Czech, Lithuanian, Romanian, and French. Her follow up text, Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self is also presently translated into German, Korean, Russian, Lithuanian, Spanish and Romanian. Clearly, her work has reach and applicability across language, culture, and context.
In the fall of 2018, Dr. Violet Oaklander and the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation (VSOF) generously entrusted Lewis and Clark's Graduate School of Education and Counseling with the complete Violet Oaklander Archive, including play and art therapy materials, books, and scholarly works. These materials are meant to be used in training and practice to open windows on the work. Contact Peter Mortola (pmortola@lclark.edu) with questions or for more information.



THE OAKLANDER MODEL WORLDWIDE:  
POLAND, ENGLAND, ITALY, CZECH REPUBLIC


   
    POLAND
             

                                                 
     
  Jon’s workshop in Rzeszow, Poland
Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation member Jon Blend presented a workshop in the Oaklander Model for counsellors, psychotherapists, and other professionals in Poland working directly with young people in Rzeszow, Poland.  For more information jon.blend335@gmail.com

       
ENGLAND


             
Jon’s workshop in Prestwich

Jon’s workshop in Prestwich was attended by 16 male Chassidic Jewish counsellors/ teachers, most of whom work in religious schools. Two were also trained as art therapists, one as a hypnotherapist and others had trained in EMDR as well as Rogers’ Person Centered approach.  Several were familiar with ‘Windows’ and one had read Peter’s ‘Window Frames'. Some less experienced ones initially struggled with letting go of left-brain thinking and living in the moment- seeking rules, explanations and sequences for everything. However after two days and several live demonstrations they relaxed and appreciated letting go of their many ‘shoulds' and ‘oughts’.  Violet’s earthy, wise and respectful approach went down very well: - they invited me back to do more teaching - on sand tray and puppets etc. and I’ve been asked by their organizer (who also took part) to offer a similar course for the women teachers/ therapists.  For more information
jon.blend335@gmail.com


RAVENNA, ITALY
   

Karen Fried just returned from a training

in Ravenna, Italy, thanks to Efisio Temporin,

Director of the Istituto Gestalt Romagna.

Working in Italy is always wonderful in every way;  and this year's trip was particularly great.

Italian food and coffee is reason enough to make the trip. Certainly this group of therapists were engaged, dedicated and truly enthusiastic about the Oaklander Model.  Some of the participants were new to working with children and particularly receptive to the ease of using this model.

In the US, Karen begins her 3-part training of the Oaklander

Model at her office in Santa Monica.

To sign-up, please visit:

oaklandertraining.org

Supervision dates are also offered for anyone who has attended a past training.

Also sign up at: oaklandertraining.org


 
Karen’s workshop in Ravenna, Italy



CZECH REPUBLIC & ITALY
Lynn Stadler, VSOF founding member, presented a three day workshop titled “Introduction to the Oaklander Model” and a two-day advanced training in the Oaklander Model in Brno, Czech Republic in June 2018.  For more information:  lynnstadler@verizon.net
 

                                                                        Brno, Czech Republic        

                                   

                                                                Lynn’s Czech Workshop Group


Naples, Italy

Lynn Stadler, VSOF founding member, presented a two day workshop titled “Introduction to the Oaklander Model” in Naples, Italy in June 2018.  For more information:  lynnstadler@verizon.net


 Drawing

 Clay Work


The training group in Naples, Italy


OAKLANDER MODEL  IN CALIFORNIA:

LOS ANGELES and SOLVANG


LOS ANGELES

Karen Fried, founding member of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation, continues her 3-part workshop series in Los Angeles.  This course meets the qualification for 30 hours of continuing education for LMFT's and LCSW's, or 10 CEUs per workshop. The workshops may be taken independently of each other. For more information: oaklandertraining@gmail.com (310) 998 - 0030   www.oaklandertraining.org  

SOLVANG

Felicia Carroll is a Founding Member of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation and Director and Lead Trainer at the West Coast Institute.  The Institute continues to present workshops and trainings in and around the Solvang, California area.  For more information:   www.westcoastinstitute.us