Play, creativity and digital culture with Karen Cross (Lecture)

WPF Therapy
Course summary
Professional Training
1.5 hours
25 GBP
Full time
Online courses

Course description

This lecture will be delivered via Zoom.

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  • What is the connection between childhood play and aspects of creativity in later life, and how does the capacity to play enable a greater sense of feeling creative in the world?
  • What insights can psychoanalysis bring to understanding play and creativity, and how can these be applied at individual, group and institutional levels of the uses of technology in the digital age?
  • How can psychoanalytic insights bring greater understanding to people’s ordinary and everyday uses of digital technologies, including social media? How is it possible to think of the uses of such technologies in terms of play?

Suitability - Who should attend?

This event should be interesting and accessible for anyone interested in the topic, including qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and the general public. This event is open to all.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their Continuing Professional Development portfolio.

CPD Credits: 1.5 CPD hours

Training Course Content

By attending this lecture you can gain:

  1. An understanding of various approaches to theorising play and creativity within the psychoanalytic field.
  2. Further insight into the emergence of child-centred approaches with a special focus on the work of Melanie Klein and Donald Woods Winnicott.
  3. An introduction of how play in infancy builds a sense of creativity and ability to live a creative life, as well as the various impacts that this has upon cultural life.
  4. An understanding of how insights relating to play can be applied more broadly to the use of media particularly in digital and online contexts, including aspects of visual social media.


General Admission: £25

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WPF Therapy

WPF Therapy provides therapy services for more than 400 clients every week at our modern premises near London Bridge. We also provide training and professional courses in counselling and psychotherapy for over 1,000 people every year. We are a charity...

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