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Using LEGO® in Play Therapy


LEGO® bricks and its innovative interlocking brick system was first launched in 1949, but over the decades it grew to become a treasured part of many children’s toy collection. LEOG® is a multi-sensory tool can be used to inspire children through creative play.

LEGO® when used in play therapy offers practitioner’s a creative and versatile tool engage one’s creative imagination to find creative solutions to difficult problems and conflicts.

Develop better self awareness through deeper emotional expression. Like adults, children and adolescents who are hurt and traumatized need to express themselves and to make sense of their life experiences so as to function healthily in the world. Besides conventional talk therapies, they will need other therapeutic tools to supplement the words to describe and appreciate those complex feelings and experiences.

The LEGO® bricks universal appeal to both children and adolescents make them an attractive approach for use in Play Therapy. When LEGO® is used within therapeutic play settings, it offers a familiar and safe expression towards feeling and restoration.


At the end of the training, you will:

· Develop an understanding of the Gestalt Play Therapy principles and process of working with projections

· Use LEGO® in play therapy to facilitate therapeutic growth


  • Introduction to Play Therapy and Creative Arts

  • Therapeutic Value of LEGO

  • Neurobiology of symbols and metaphors

  • Introduction to Gestalt Play Therapy - Oaklander approach

  • Using LEGO to build relationship and strengthen contact

  • Using LEGO for emotional expression


Practitioners working with children and adolescents in the field of health and mental health (such as psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric nursing, special needs, medical doctors), helping professions (such as social work, counseling) and related fields (such childcare/student care setting, physical therapy, art therapy, or other related fields).


This workshop is accredited with West Coast Institute ( and the training hours will be counted towards certification as a Certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents with WCI. For more information, please go to


Ms Lee Sock Kuan has been working with children, couples and familites for over 13 years and is a certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents with West Coast Institute. As the first to receive her certification in AsiaPacific region, Sock Kuan is excited to further her work with children and their families on coping with stress, attachment, challenging behaviour and loss issues in the Gestalt approach. Besides, Gestalt Therapy, she has received specialised training in Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, art facilitation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy. Sock Kuan also supervises and trains therapists, psychologists and social workers. She is a registered Clinical Member and Clinical Supervisor of the Singapore Association for Counselling. Besides being certified with West Coast Institute, she is a also a Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills with Play Therapy International.


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NCSS member agencies staff and qualified volunteers are eligible to apply for VCF Funding under Course Code: PAS00002801. The course has been pre-approved at 45% VCF funding for Singaporeans/PR, end date of approval: 21 Jul 2023.


Contact Ms May Fhong for more information

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