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Psychotherapy and Play: the Work of Donald Winnicott

This course has ended.

Instructor: Terry Hanson, PhD

Donald Winnicott was a British psychoanalyst who began his career as a pediatrician and remained throughout his life deeply engaged in thinking about the child’s development in the midst of the family. He is famous for the observation that there is no infant, only an infant-mother. Development for Winnicott occurs primarily in a psychic space between infant and mother. He was a pioneer in psychoanalytic work with children and came to view the goal of psychotherapy as helping the patient, child or adult, to learn to play. In this seminar we will read selections from his final book, Playing and Reality, and explore together the meaning and development of play and its role in psychoanalytic work. This course is cosponsored by the Alliance and COR.

Category Details
Time Tuesdays at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Dates July 12,  July 19,  July 26,  August 2  (2022)
Location 7056 18th Ave NE, Seattle, WA (Terry’s office)
Fee COR or NWAPS Member: $100;  Non-Members: $125
Registration – Please contact the instructor directly to register –
Instructor Phone Terry’s preferred method: (206) 517 – 4198
Instructor Email terryllhanson@yahoo.com
Class Size Minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 participants
CEUs 1.5 for each attended class; 6.0 hours total
Terry Hanson
Terry HansonPhD
Terry Hanson, PhD has been involved in both COR and the Northwest Alliance for many years and has served as the Alliance President. He has his practice in Seattle.

Evaluation and CEU Certificate

If you attended this course, please go to this link to fill out an evaluation.  Follow the instructions after the evaluation to get your digital CEU certificate.

To Register

Registration is with Instructor. Contact Terry Hanson at 206-517-4198


Missed classes, seminars, events are not eligible for partial refunds. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the first class are eligible for a full refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first session are nonrefundable and non-transferable unless COR is able to fill your spot with another registrant. Cancellations made on or after the start of the first session are 100% non-refundable and nontransferable. In the event of an emergency, each situation will be considered.


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