Violet Oaklander, PhD is internationally renowned for her unique approach, incorporating Gestalt Therapy and expressive techniques with children and adolescents.
Oaklander's work is used as a point of reference by other therapists who want to incorporate Gestalt therapy with children. Her work has also been used to help support the theoretical foundation of art therapy programs for youth.
She has traveled across the world, teaching workshops in her method to mental health professionals, and speaking at professional conferences. Oaklander established a non-profit organization, the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation, to continue her work after she retired.
She has received several awards, and authored numerous articles, as well as two books: the classic Windows to Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents and the recently released, Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child's Inner Self.