News and Notes

 

September 1, 2016

 

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 216-2017 GESTALT THERAPY INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA'S 3-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM

One weekend per month from September through May.

Location: Bryn Mawr College

Each month of the three-year training program includes separate blocks of time for:
1. Lectures, discussions and demonstrations of theory
2. Practicum: doing and observing others doing individual psychotherapy with faculty supervision
3. Ongoing experiential training and group sessions with members of the faculty.

GTIP Co-Founders:
Mary Lou Schack, PhD
Philip Lichtenberg, PhD
David Henrich, LCSW, BCD

GTIP OFFICE:
610-668-5177 or email: adminGTIP@gmail.com
http://www.gestaltphila.org

ETHICAL CLINICAL PRACTICE IN THE MODERN AGE

Saturday, November 12, 2016
3 Continuing Education Credits
9 am to 12 pm

Ethics is a sensitive topic that brings up challenging questions and scenarios.  Some situations are black and white, but most are complex and nuanced, and require thoughtful exploration to determine how to act in pure integrity and service of our clients. 

Experiential therapies that focus on present moment interactions bring up particular ethical dilemmas for the therapist.  Use of self, power dynamics, and how to support spontaneity and authenticity become important subjects to examine from an ethical perspective.  Adding another layer to all of this is technology.  We now have to address ethics in relation to social media and digital communication.

In this workshop we will explore these ethical issues as well as other ethical dilemmas raised by both the workshop leaders and participants.  In all cases, we will identify various possibilities for action.

For more information contact the GTIP OFFICE:
610-668-5177 or email: adminGTIP@gmail.com
http://www.gestaltphila.org



THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND

A Brief Introduction to Gestalt Practice
Faculty: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC; Jessica Moncrief
DATE: September 9, 2016
TIME: Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 3.5 hours

This workshop is an introduction to hearing, seeing, and responding like a Gestalt practitioner. Through a series of exercises, participants will experience becoming fully present in the here and now and experience the difference in the impact they have using Gestalt principles.

GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

Gestalt Experience Workshop: An Introduction to Gestalt   
Faculty: Nancy S. Wadsworth, PhD, LISW, Allison E. Bruce M.Ed, PCC
DATE: September 23-25, 2016
TIME: Friday, 1:00pm-7:30pm
      Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
      Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 16.5 hours

This workshop focuses on increasing your self-awareness and supporting your learning through direct, present experience and respectful exchange with others. Our skilled faculty facilitators create a space in which to explore, observe, practice and discuss interpersonal interactions. In addition, core elements of Gestalt methods are explained to help you to integrate your learning.

This is a potentially transformative weekend that offers an opportunity to take some of the mystery out of creating and sustaining more satisfying professional and interpersonal relationships.

GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

GESTALT TRAINING PROGRAM (GTP XIX)
Faculty Co-Chairs: Philip R. Belzunce, PhD, NP, LMFT, CPC, BCC, BCPP, Sarah M. Toman, PhD, Karen Tomoff, LPCC-S, LICDC, MT-BC
Faculty will be drawn from The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
DATE: October 13, 2016 - April 8, 2018
TIME: (See website for full Program schedule)
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 250 Instruction hours

The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland announces the Gestalt Training Program XIX.  This learning community meets for ten weekends over eighteen months, focusing on core relational Gestalt values and theory including I-Thou perspective, Cycle of Experience, and many more. The program provides hands-on experience in skill application, accompanied by immediate feedback from faculty. Gestalt concepts are learned through practicum (practice), lectures, experimentation, personal growth groups, and large community interactions.  This program is particularly ideal for anyone seeking to enhance their training and individuals seeking a new perspective in their personal or professional lives

GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

WORKING WITH PHYSICAL PROCESS (WWPP) PROGRAM
Faculty Co-Chairs: Donna Marie Berwald, MA, LMHC, LMFT, LSW, James I. Kepner, PhD
Faculty will be drawn from: Michael Clemmens, PhD, Richard Hancock, MA, BCC, PCC, GPCC, Ellen Hoffman, MA, PCC, Renee Jennings, LISW, CHt, Arlene L. Luberoff, MA, CCC-SLP, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD
DATE: October 25, 2016 - October 8, 2017
TIME: (See website for full Program schedule)
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 180 Instructional hours

This advanced program is designed to refine and extend a practitioner skills in working with physical processes beyond those developed in basic Gestalt training. The program focuses on developing greater awareness of one's own body experience and its use in relationship, developing a client's body sensation and awareness, working with breath, body structure, movement, developmental movement, and the energetic system of client/facilitator.

Curriculum includes practicum with in vivo supervision, body-oriented personal growth group work, didactic with experiential processes, and skill labs.  GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

COACH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Faculty: Chairperson, Juliann Spoth, PhD, PCC, GPCC, BCC, Director of Gestalt Coach Training and Competency Development, Diane Foster, MA, MCC  
Faculty will be drawn from: Ann Attayek Carr, MS, MCC, GPCC, H. Timothy Ewing, PhD, BA, M.I.I.M., Rick Hancock, MA, PCC, GPCC, BCC, Melissa Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC, BCC, Linda Koenig, MA, GPCC, Jacqueline McLemore, PhD, GPCC, BCC, Juliann Spoth, PhD, PCC, GPCC, BCC, Patricia A. Bright, MA, GPCC, PCC, BCC, Roderick Allen, MSOD, GPHR, PCC, and others. 
DATE: November 7, 2016 - May 20, 2017
TIME: (See website for full Program schedule)
COACH SPECIFIC TRAINING HOURS: 132
  
Based on the Gestalt Coaching Stance unique to the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, the Program is dedicated to increasing awareness of your coaching presence and its impact, while deepening your coaching knowledge and skills. Application of International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies is an integral part of the Program.  Whether you are new to coaching or are an experienced practitioner, the Coach Certification Program is an opportunity to discover and enhance your use of self and coaching skills.

The Program is accredited by ICF (ACTP) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). Upon successful completion of the Program, you are eligible to apply to ICF for certification and to CCE to become a Board Certified Coach. A Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC) certification is immediately conferred upon successfully completing the Program.

GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

COACHING WITH PHYSICAL PROCESSS 2.0
Faculty: Melissa S. Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC, Ann Attayek Carr, MS, MCC, GPCC
DATE: November 13-15, 2016
TIME: Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday: 9:00am-6:0pm (each day)
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 21 ICF Core Competency CCEs, 21 GPCC CCEs

Our coaching work with clients becomes more powerful when we attend to our own embodiment and that of our clients. If you've attended the Gestalt Coaching Certification Program, or are a coach having taken Introduction to Physical Process, and want to take your coaching skills to a deeper level - this workshop is for you!

We operate with a core belief that our bodies carry our life experiences, in our musculature, our stance and posture. Over time, we take on a physical shape that moves beyond habit, and into a fixed structure - a Character Structure. In this very experiential workshop, you will be exposed to five Character Structures.

GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

ADDICTION AND SHAME/BODY: HEALING THE FEELING OF UNWORTHINESS IN RECOVERY
Faculty: Michael C. Clemmens, PhD, Monique Rodriguez, MA, NCC, LPC
DATE: December 16-17, 2016
TIME: Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm
      Saturday, 9:30am-6:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 13 hours

Our bodies are the secret home of feelings and shame and unworthiness. Within our body self we can carry messages of what is "wrong" with us in our tissue. Addicts use substances to manage these feelings of shame and yet the process of addiction paradoxically creates more shame. Eventually their own body becomes a reminder of what they want to avoid. This whole cycle increasingly separates them from contact with their own body and others. For addicts in recovery, the healing of shame begins with sensing their body in the context of a relational field.

In this workshop we will explore how/where addicts carry and hold shame in their bodies. The structure of the two days will include experiential exercises, theory and skill practice.

GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org



PACIFIC GESTALT INSTITUTE
WEEKEND TRAINING PROGRAM
RELATIONAL GESTALT THERAPY Ð INTEGRATION OF THEROY & PRACTICE

The program offers six weekend intensives of experiential and didactic training, beginning through advanced groups are available. Trainees are assigned to training groups with people of varying backgrounds and experience, with each group limited in size to approximately twelve participants. Lecture, discussion and actual "hands-on" clinical practice with live supervision are included in each weekend to help integrate theory with practice. This is a multiyear program, but trainees enroll for one year at a time.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The theory of relational Gestalt therapy is taught systematically and interwoven into the experiential part of the program.  During the weekend there will be demonstrations by faculty, dedicated time to practice as a therapist under direct supervision of faculty in a supportive and accepting milieu, an integration of practice and theoretical principles, you will learn and work with your "growing edge" and develop your own style of therapy.

Our purpose is to support trainees to develop skills and competence in Gestalt therapy theory and practice.  We strive to integrate relational Gestalt therapy principles with the unique personal style of each participant and facilitate the building of a supportive learning community.

DATES & TIMES
Oct 1 & 2, 2016
Nov 12 & 13, 2016
Jan 7 & 8, 2017
Feb 25 & 26, 2017
April 8 & 9, 2017
May 6 & 7, 2017

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

LOCATION
Sequoyah School
535 S. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

TUITION
$1,750 per training year.  The $500 deposit is fully refundable during the application process. If you withdraw after acceptance into the program, then a $75 administrative fee applies. Any cancellation notice must be received 30 days in advance of the program starting date. There are no refunds after that date or for missed weekends during the training year.

If interested in attending this program please contact abartelstein@yahoo.com

For more information about this and other events visit our website at http://www.gestalttherapy.org.



CENTER FOR SOMATIC STUDIES

New York City:
INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
January 21-22, 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational foundation that is apparent both in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns have changed over time, the foundations established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns within psychotherapy is especially powerful.

During this workshop, participants learn how their relational styles originated through affective/movement patterns within the infant/caregiver dyad. Through movement, participants will explore these intrinsic yet unaware primary patterns which are part of present experiences and influence daily life. We then apply this understanding to the here-and-now of the client/therapist dyad.

For more information and registration contact Ruella Frank at ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com

New York City:
OPEN WORKSHOP: SELF IN MOTION
A radical phenomenological approach to Gestalt theory
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
July 10-13, 2017.
For English and Spanish speakers.

As a phenomenological methodology, Gestalt therapy is concerned with an understanding of how we live the situation we are living: how to analyze, describe and know it. In this training, participants will learn the basic principles of Gestalt therapy theory by investigating the dynamics of movement. In breaking down movement process to its most basic
elements, we will explore ideas of self, creative adjusting, contacting, modalities of contacting, etc. That is, by focusing on MOVING– tactility (touch), kinesthesia (the feel of ourselves moving), and kinetics (movement itself), we will learn the essentials of how we experience ourselves with an other.

For more information and to register contact Centro de Terapia y Psicología,(+34) 91 416 52 70,
ctpinforma@centrodeterapiaypsicologia.es, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com



GESTALT CENTRE LONDON (GCL)

From our Central London location at 15-23 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PT, only a short distance from St Pancras International Station, we continue to offer rigorous training programmes and a range of short workshops centred on our deeply held commitment to Gestalt philosophy and practice.  We also have 15 comfortably furnished, air conditioned therapy rooms available for hire by the hour or rent by the month.  For further information, please contact enquire@gestaltcentre.org.uk, tel: 00 44 20 7383 5610 or visit our website http://www.gestaltcentre.org.uk

DIPLOMA IN SUPERVISION – led by Gaie Houston and Jane Puddy
11 days in total: 5, 6, 7 October 2017, 15, 16, 17 February 2018 (10am – 5pm on all days) plus 12, 13, 14 April and 14, 15, 16 June 2018 (2pm – 5pm Thursdays, 10am – 5pm Fridays and Saturdays)

CERTIFICATE IN GROUPWORK - led by Michael Ellis, MA, UKCP Registered, BACP Registered trainer. Michael is Managing Director of the Gestalt Centre and his MA is in Consultancy with Organisations from the Tavistock Clinic. This Certificate in Groupwork comprises various workshops on aspects of groupwork, each of which can be taken individually as a stand-alone training but, when all have been taken and a written piece of work has been passed, the result is a Certificate in Groupwork.  The programme includes:

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE GROUP FACILITATION – Friday 20 January 2017

GROUP FACILITATION TRAINING INTENSIVE - 10-Week Format – Friday mornings 9.30am to 1.30pm from 7 October to 16 December 2016 and including 10am to 5pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016.

CONFLICT, CHALLENGE & CONFRONTATION IN GROUPS - Thursday 15 & Friday 16 September 2016

UNDERSTANDING GROUP DYNAMICS - Thursday 12 & Friday 13 January 2017

WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS PROGRAMME– led by Jon Blend MA Dip Child. Jon has thirty years’ experience of working with children, adolescents and families in various mental health settings. He is guest tutor with the Violet Oaklander Foundation (http://www.vsof.org) . Jon’s chapter, on adolescent trauma, appears in Relational Child, Relational Brain, (2011), Harris and Lee (eds).  A Certificate award is made to those who successfully submit a piece of written work for assessment at the end of the training.

THE DRAMA OF BEING AN ADOLESCENT, 2 to 5 November 2016

A GESTALT APPROACH TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN, 3 to 7 April 2017

GESTALT IN ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – led by Organisation Consultant and Executive Coach, Tony Fraser, and OD Consultant, Christina Schuierer who between them have over 50 years’ experience working successfully in both the private and public sectors. Tony is co-author of “Gestalt for Manager” and “The Management of Interpersonal Skills Training” and Christina has assisted organisations with economic development and organisational sustainability in more than 50 countries.

CORE CONCEPTS - Friday 30th September & Saturday 1st October 2016 (2 days)

OD IN PRACTICE - 24, 25 & 26 November 2016 plus 23, 24 & 25 February 2017 (6 days)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS:

Weekend only, 10am to 6pm on 12 & 13 November 2016
10-weeks on Thursday evenings,6.30pm to 8.30pm, from 6 October to 1 December 2016

LARGE GROUP EVENT, Friday 27th January 11am – Tuesday 31st January 1pm 2017 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.

You are invited to participate in our five-day Large Group Residential in January 2017 in response to requests from Gestalt practitioners, and others, for us to open this event to the wider professional community.

In this setting you will have a unique opportunity to work in depth with other professionals on diversity and cultural differences, large group dynamics, regressive processes in groups: the powerful feelings that we can experience in groups, leadership and community.

The overall aim is to increase individual effectiveness in both our personal lives and our professional roles.

Whether you are working therapeutically with individuals and/or groups and teams as a therapist, trainer, coach or facilitator or with organisations as a consultant, the benefits of attending will be that you will increase your awareness and understanding of the impact of diversity and cultural differences in your work setting and on you.  You will appreciate more fully the dynamics affecting you and your clients and the impact of the wider relational field and ‘internal’ psychodynamics.  With greater awareness, your leadership capacities will increase as will your personal authority and your ability to keep grounded in highly charged situations.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a learning experience like no other.

Apply online for any of our courses or events at http://www.gestaltcentre.org.uk  or contact us at enquire@gestaltcentre.org.uk or on ++44 (0)20 7383 5610



Gestalt therapist trainee moving from London to San Francisco would appreciate any guidance on how best to continue training. At the Gestalt Centre, London, I reached the third year post grad, and placement stage. Also, any suggestions for potential placements, community centres or projects I can work on would be much appreciated. I've experience in working with Middle Eastern migrant and refugee groups, and am fluent in Arabic.

Contact details: tarajaffar@gmail.com



Transformational Chairwork – New York City – Autumn 2016

September 30 – Working with Addictions, Overcoming Trauma, and Challenging Self-Hatred
For more information and to register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-chairworkworking-with-addictions-trauma-and-self-hatred-tickets-26892180235

October 21 & 22nd – Transformational Chairwork: A Two-Day Training
This workshop will explore the use of dialogues and enactments in the treatment of inner conflict, grief, difficult relationships, self-hatred, trauma, and addiction.
For more information and to register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-chairwork-a-two-day-training-tickets-26893249433

“Such an intense weekend. … It was amazing and Dr. Kellogg is gifted beyond words. Words cannot express the experience at it was truly an incredible healing journey. I intend to incorporate this in my own practice and encourage all my clinician friends to get his book. So grateful.” – Barbara Soehner, LCSW

For more information about Transformational Chairwork, please go to: http://transformationalchairwork.com/  or contact Scott Kellogg, PhD at scott.kellogg@nyu.edu



GESTALT THERAPY BOOK SERIES

The Istituto di Gestalt - H.C.C. Italy, directed by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, is pleased to announce two new books of the Gestalt Therapy Book Series

"WOMEN IN GESTALT THERAPY. Autobiographical Reflections and Future Prospects in Contemporary Interviews". Edited by Adriena Feckova and Beatrix Wimmer. In cooperation with Jay Levin.
The editors have interviewed twenty-one senior women who became Gestalt therapists mostly in the 1970’s and 1980’s and who are well known as teachers, trainers, therapists and writers.
The narratives of their lives are case histories in demonstrating the empowering aspect of Gestalt theory and therapy to enable them to become outstanding therapists, leaders, teachers and authors.
Most of the women were in agreement that being a woman was central to their work as a therapist.
While most of the women interviewed made a home in Gestalt therapy, it was surprising to see how many sought out extensive training and brought other perspectives to their work in Gestalt.
These women suggest that you learn to do what you love, to be who you are, know thyself, find your own way, love, promote creative processes, be courageous and dare to take risks.
The implicit contribution of women to Gestalt therapy has transformed Gestalt therapy theory and practice. Over the past twenty-five years, Gestalt therapy has evolved from its confrontational, aggressive style to a relational perspective, highlighting the nuances of therapist-patient contact and the importance of self-support. Many of the interviewees were central in creating this shift.

And

"GESTALT THERAPY WITH CHILDREN: From Epistemology to Clinical Practice". Edited by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Nurith Levi and Andrew D. Williams.
Children pose some special challenges to therapists, and working with them raises extra issues that have to be considered and addressed. Children today come to therapy with problems related to anxiety, alimentary disorders, lack of concentration, etc.
In our society, we have been witnessing for years crimes without an understandable reason, which show a widespread disowning of the human condition. And what does a child feel when s/he listens silently to the news and the comments of the adults? Children are more exposed than adults, they absorb the cruelty, and, even worse, our dissociation leads them to perceive those things as "normal", allowing them to enter their souls.
Psychotherapy and child research must acknowledge this new condition in which children grow up, and clinical work should take account of this now widespread experiential background. The best – and necessary – way to face this condition of children is born from ourselves. Whenever we can share the horror and the emotions that this exposition causes, we feel part of the human community, of a group that is able to feel things and is not desensitized. This is when we become ready to accept the anguish of children, in order to support them and allow them to take a deep breath into the arms of the ones who love them.
This book is a collection of contributions of a few authors who work as Gestalt psychotherapists with children, and is addressed to psychotherapists of all approaches.

You can find more info at http://www.gestalt.it/eng.
 
The books are available as paper and e-book in this site:
http://www.gestalt.it/eng/



NEW PEER CONSULTATION GROUP FOR RELATIONAL THERAPIES; LA JOLLA CA; MEETINGS LAST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH; FIRST MEETING 9/26/16. IF INTERESTED, EMAIL ROY RESNIKOFF MD WITH SHORT DESCRIPTION OF YOUR CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AN WISHES FOR THE GROUP:

rresnikoff@ucsd.edu.

LOCATION OF THE MEETING AND DIRECTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN I RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL



FULL-SPECTRUM GESTALT PROGRAMS 2016-2017
with Stella Resnick, PhD

NEW YORK CITY
EMBODIED INTIMACY, EMOTIONAL CLOSENESS, AND EROTIC PLEASURES:
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-RELATIONAL INTEGRATION OFCOUPLES & SEX THERAPY

THE PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY STUDY CENTER
OCTOBER 14, 2016
FRIDAY EVENING, 6:30-8:30 pm

This talk looks at five essential qualities of an embodied intimacy for couples that fosters healing early developmental wounds, enhancing or restoring loving connection, and energizing erotic playfulness. These are: Presence, body-based empathy, emotional attunement, self and interactive down-regulating stress, and self and interactive up-regulating aliveness.
   
The presentation offers an experiential demonstration of body-based full-spectrum Gestalt methods and how they can be utilized with couples on relational and sexual issues to repair injuries, reactivate developmental growth, and broaden each partner’s capacity to enjoy pleasure.

For more information and reservations, contact: bbermanpsych@nyc.rr.com

BEVERLY HILLS, CA
THE FULL-SPECTRUM THERAPIST TRAINING, FST LEVEL TWO
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-GESTALT TRAINING
INTEGRATING COUPLES AND SEX THERAPY

NOVEMBER 11-12, 2016
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 10 am to 6 pm each day

This two-day second-level workshop is open to all therapists who have taken a prior FST training.

This seminar offers further skills development of right brain, present-centered, body-based Gestalt processing for the FST five-spectrum approach to relational and sexual concerns. Areas covered include:

—A process assessment of the interplay between internal working models of attachment and of sexuality.
—Re-experiencing the interrupted emotional response cycles of the past that underlie chronic emotions of shame, anxiety, resentment, and grief.
—Advanced practice of intuitive right brain, breath and body-based skills for experiential Gestalt processing of relationship and sexual concerns.

For more information and to apply for this training:
Please visit: http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-professionals

ESALEN INSTITUTE, BIG SUR, CA
EMBODIED INTIMACY IN LOVE AND LOVEMAKING:
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-GESTALT INTEGRATION OF COUPLES AND SEX THERAPY

SUNDAY, APRIL 30 to FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
26 CE credits (AASECT, APA, MFT, LCSW)
   
Embodied intimacy is the body-to-body intersubjective connection between parent and infant that shapes the brain and grows secure children, underlies the affection between mates, and arouses erotic lovers. Research shows that many of the vital qualities of nonverbal communication shared by intimates play a significant role between client and therapist during therapy. Therapist attunement to the client’s facial, vocal and body language in the present moment—whose own body reflects empathy and understanding—are critical for client growth. Simultaneously, the therapist needs to be self-attuned and regulated to catch emotional cues and address them helpfully.
   
This Full-Spectrum Training looks at five spectrums of exploration in this cognitive-somatic-relational Gestalt approach to couples’ work. These are: Attachment-Sexuality; Pain-Pleasure; Pathology-Transformation; Cognitive-Somatic; Experiential-Behavioral.
   
The training is primarily experiential with participants process work the route to professional expertise. Methods for exploring and enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy include present-centered embodied Gestalt processing, breath work and a body-based reframing of the issues,

For more information, learning objectives, and to register, see:
http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-professionals

Email: stella@drstellaresnick.com
Or call: (310) 855-7565

Stella Resnick, PhD
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 205-B
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 855-7565
http://www.drstellaresnick.com



GESTALT IN NEW JERSEY


Westfield Gestalt Associates continues an ongoing theory and practice group one Friday evening per month, meeting from 7 PM to 10:30 PM.  Attendees may participate in whatever way they choose that meets their professional or educational needs. This is an opportunity to observe the Gestalt therapy modality ‘in action’, clarify principles fundamental to Gestalt work, and an occasion to enhance clinical skills in this modality, ‘hands-on’, with supervision.
The holistic and humanistic philosophy basic to Gestalt practice will be emphasized and various elements of Gestalt theory will be clarified at each meeting.  Join us for a lively and informative experience.
 
The next meeting will take place on September 8, due to Labor Day falling on the first Friday of September. The following meeting date will be October 7, 2016.

Call (908) 232-7274 for directions to our new location, 1 Cowperthwaite Square, Westfield, NJ or for additional information email to nancy@ndbristol.com.

Anyone wishing to ‘try us on’ is welcome.



Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy.
UK Mini-Conference 2016
(booking information: http://www.admp.org.uk)

Pathways and Partnerships
Saturday, 15th October 2016 1.30-5pm Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA England
 
With recent events creating turmoil at many levels, it is a fitting time to celebrate the impact, healing and support that creative therapies bring to communities and individuals affected by disconnection, division and fear.

In October 2015 ADMP UK was accepted as an organisational member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.  The past year has seen us build on this partnership with our UKCP partners and colleagues working in drama, music and art therapies and open the way for new pathways into UKCP membership.

We welcome all psychotherapists to join and explore how we can model embodied inclusion, connection and acceptance.
 
 Keynotes:

“Multimodal pathways and partnerships for working with refugees and their helpers: how can creative modalities of counselling and psychotherapy be useful? “
Prof. Dr. Claire Schaub-Moore CPsychol, AFBPsS, MA DMP ADMP UK (UKCP registered) will present her current research with refugees, and discuss how movement oriented and trauma-centred therapy supports volunteer and professional helpers in their work.
 
Hums, humans and humanity: exploring embodied musical partnerships.
 Jon Blend MA Dip Psych Dip Child (UKCP registered) CQSW will facilitate a workshop based on ‘Lifemusic’, a socially inclusive improvisatory music practice using simple instruments and voice to engender fun, well-being and ‘communitas’.



THE OPENMIND TRAINING INSTITUTE OFFERINGS with Ronald Alexander, PhD
(http://www.openmindtraininginstitute.com)

HYPNOTIC LANGUAGE OF CHANGE: RESOURCES FOR GENERATING HAPPINESS, RESILIENCY, CREATIVITY AND TRAUMA HEALING - Zurich, Switzerland
Polarity Education Center Ag
DATES: Friday, Sept 16 to Sunday, Sept 18, 2016
Utilizing Mindfulness Practice and Gestalt Somatic Mind-Body approaches, this workshop will explore the new breakthroughs in the fields of interpersonal neurobiology and the developments of creativity thinking and positive psychology to discover how to re-regulate the dys-regulated affective experience from repressed pain to a somatic healing flow state.
For more information go to https://www.polarity.ch/index.php?id=04&l=en&kid=1446

EAGT - AAGT JOINT CONFERENCE - THE AESTHETIC OF OTHERNESS - Taormia, Sicily

THE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, SOMATICS AND GESTALT THERAPY FOR FOSTERING RESILIENCY, CREATIVITY AND TRAUMA RESOLUTION and
THE INTEGRATION OF GESTALT THERAPY & MINDFULNESS: NEW SOMATIC APPROACHES FOR THE TREATMENT OF TRAUMA & CULTIVATING RESILENCY
Hilton Hotel
DATES: Thursday, Sept 22 to Sunday, Sept 25, 2016
For more information go to http://www.taorminaconference2016.com

COMPASSION: CREATING MINDFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH OURSELVES AND OTHERS – Phoenicia, NY
DATES: Fri. Evening, to Sun., October 20 to 23, 2016
Menla Center for Health and Happiness
This seminar combines the wisdom of 2500 year old Eastern teachings with techniques from the most current health psychologies Participants will be shown how to practice and acquire skills to calm the mind, regulate affect states, and learn to manage fluctuations in mood and anxiety states. Teaching and Training methods will include Gestalt Therapy, Somatics and Mindfulness
For further information and to register go to http://menla.us/retreat/353/compassion-creating-mindful-relationships-with-ourselves-and-others/



Research in Gestalt Therapy: International Conference in Paris 26-28 May 2017
This conference:
* Is designed for networking, collaboration and the elaboration of new research projects for Gestalt-therapy
* Is addressed to Gestalt practitioners, trainees and other psychotherapy practitioners
* Will exhibit current research and explore research relevant to the Gestalt tradition
* Will feature established clinicians-researchers who can stimulate and encourage those new to the field
* Will have world class psychotherapy researchers participating: Louis Castonguay, Wolfgang Tschacher and Xavier Briffault
* More information: http://www.gestalt-research.com



GESTALT THERAPY APPROACH TO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND CONTEMPORARY DISTURBANCES

TWO YEARS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Italy (Rome, Venice, Syracuse) 2016 - 2018

Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy

As Gestalt therapists, how can we approach psychopathology and diagnosis?
How our theory opens new horizons on human suffering and contemporary disturbances?
How the understanding of clinical issues is enhanced by our radical contact-boundary perspective?
How this changes our daily practice in supporting people who suffer?
This International Training offers the possibility to explore main clinical issues throughout the Gestalt therapy theory and to find new keys to understand and support specific kinds of suffering. This exploration will provide a paradigmatic method in approaching psychopathology and diagnosis and connecting them to the clinical practice and to the wider social field.

Scientific Director:
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

Program Coordinator:
Gianni Francesetti

Trainers:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, C. Vazquez Bandin, J.-M. Robine, G. Francesetti

Main topics:

1.    M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti
        Rome, November, 16-20, 2016
•    Gestalt therapy approach to psychopathology and diagnosis (I).
•    “Personality disorders” as creatively adjusted Gestalten (I): narcissistic experience.
•    Gestalt therapy approach to psychopathology and diagnosis (II).
•    Anxiety and emergent Gestalten (I): panic disorder and phobias.

2.    M. Spagnuolo Lobb, J.-M. Robine
        Rome, March, 22-26, 2017
•    “Personality disorders” as creatively adjusted Gestalten (II): borderline experience.
•    “Identity difficulties” as field emergent Gestalten: psychotic experience.
•    Anxiety, shame and their Gestalten.

3.    C. Vazquez Bandin, G. Francesetti
        Venice, November, 15-19, 2017
•    Losses, trauma and their Gestalten.
•    Depressive experience and its Gestalten.

4.    M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti
        Syracuse, March, 14-18, 2018
•    When the body is the emergent dysfunction: experiences of dependency, anorexia, bulimia and other forms of eating disorders.
•    Anxiety and emergent Gestalten (II): obsessive and compulsive experience.
•    Psychosomatic disturbances.

Location: Italy - Rome(1st and 2nd seminars), Venice (3rd seminar), Syracuse (4th seminar).
Language: English.
Year schedule: Two 5 days seminars per year (from Wednesday to Sunday).
Cost: euro 700 per seminar (board and lodging excluded); euro 550 per seminar for the first five places for colleagues coming from Eastern European Countries (board and lodging excluded).
Participants: Maximum 30 people, previous training in Gestalt therapy and a minimum of clinical experience are required.
Accommodation: Information on different categories of accommodation in the area where the training will take place (the historical centres of Rome, Venice and Syracuse) will be provided.
Dates: November 16-20, 2016; March 22-26, 2017; November 15-19, 2017; March 14-18, 2018.
Information and registration:
http://www.gestalt.it/trainings
info@gestalt.it
Registration implies the participation and payment of the four seminars. Those participants who cannot participate in one or more seminars, will have to pay anyway, and will be admitted to participate to the same seminar(s) of the next edition.

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MASTER BIENNALE IN PSICOPATOLOGIA GESTALTICA E FENOMENOLOGICA

Torino, 2015 - 2016

Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy

Il Master costituisce una formazione alla psicopatologia e alla clinica secondo una prospettiva gestaltica e fenomenologica.
L’intento è di offrire la ricchezza di questi orizzonti di comprensione della sofferenza e della cura a quanti già formati alla psicoterapia o psichiatria che vogliano ampliare le proprie competenze psicopatologiche e cliniche.
I temi sono affrontati sia da un punto di vista teorico che pragmatico, offrendo un orientamento alla comprensione del disagio e ai percorsi di trattamento psicoterapeutico.
Nel suo cuore teorico, la prospettiva gestaltica e fenomenologica guarda alla psicopatologia come sofferenza co-creata, risultato di un adattamento creativo in condizioni difficili, emergente nel soggetto ma espressione di un campo relazionale sofferente, mai totalmente afferrabile né capace di esaurire le potenzialità della persona. Una sofferenza che cerca nella relazione di cura la possibilità di una trasformazione estetica.
Questi principi teorici, che si radicano nella tradizione della teoria gestaltica e della psichiatria fenomenologica, trovano fondamento in un terreno etico che va oltre la psicopatologia. Questi valori sono infatti patrimonio di tutti coloro che mettono al centro del loro operare la dignità, l’unicità e l’irriducibilità di ogni persona. Si tratta di una posizione che oltre ai risvolti clinici e terapeutici su cui è focalizzato il master, ha un valore di critica e di proposta di
cambiamento del convivere sociale, di risveglio dall’anestesia sensoriale e relazionale che caratterizza il nostro tempo.

Direttore del corso:
Gianni Francesetti

Direttore scientifico:
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

Relazioni Magistrali:
Eugenio Borgna, Piero Cavaleri, Peppe Dell'Acqua, Umberto Galimberti, Griffero Tonino, Giuseppe Limone

Didattica Clinica:
Elisabetta Conte, Gianni Francesetti, Michela Gecele, Carla Martinetto, Maria Mione, Jean-Marie Robine, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Carmen Vázquez Bandín

Programma:

1° seminario (4 - 8 Febbraio 2015)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
U. Galimberti - Fondazioni epistemologiche e filosofiche della psicopatologia.
Le figure cliniche:
G. Francesetti, M. Spagnuolo Lobb - Fondamenti di psicopatologia gestaltica e fenomenologica; Disturbi emergenti e rapporto psicopatologia/società; La sofferenza narcisistica; Esperienze di panico, attacchi di panico e disturbo di panico.

2° seminario (10 - 14 Giugno 2015)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
E. Borgna - Storia e nodi problematici della psicopatologia.
Le figure cliniche:
J.-M. Robine, G. Francesetti - Esperienze ansiose; La vergogna; Esperienze fobiche; Esperienze ossessivo-compulsive.

3° seminario (21 - 25 Ottobre 2015)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
P. Dell’Acqua - Le psicosi: percorsi di deistituzionalizzazione e esperienze di cura dalla legge 180 ad oggi.
Le figure cliniche:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, C. Martinetto - Esperienze schizofreniche e altre esperienze psicotiche; Setting psicoterapeutici e di comunità; Le comunità e altri contesti di cura istituzionali.

4° seminario (3 - 7 Febbraio 2016)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
T. Griffero - La Neofenomenologia.
Le figure cliniche:
G. Francesetti, M. Gecele - Esperienze depressive e melancoliche; Esperienze maniacali.

5° seminario (8 - 12 Giugno 2016)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
G. Limone - La fondazione relazionale della persona.
Le figure cliniche:
E. Conte, M. Mione, C. Vazquez Bandin - Esperienze anoressiche e bulimiche; Il trauma; I disturbi psicosomatici.

6° seminario (26 - 30 Ottobre 2016)
Gli sfondi epistemologici e storici della psicopatologia:
P. Cavaleri - Evoluzione della teoria fenomenologica e gestaltica nel dialogo con le neuroscienze.
Le figure cliniche:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti - La sofferenza borderline; La sofferenza isterica; La psicopatologia e psicopatia ‘normale’ (adattata al
contesto).
Conclusione del corso:
M. Spagnuolo Lobb, G. Francesetti - Assimilazione e integrazione del percorso.

Sede: Torino, Centro Studi Sereno Regis, Via Garibaldi, 13.

Calendario: Tre seminari da 5 giorni ciascuno all'anno (dal mercoledì alla domenica). E' possibile partecipare ai singoli seminari.

Costi e frequenza: Il costo annuo è di 1950 Euro (pagabili in due rate). La frequenza è obbligatoria, è possibile recuperare le assenze in successive edizioni del Master.

Destinatari: Il Master è rivolto a psichiatri e psicoterapeuti formati in qualsiasi indirizzo: il percorso offre una competenza relazionale per comprendere e curare la sofferenza che si integra con i paradigmi già acquisiti.

Attestato e crediti ECM: Alla fine del corso, previo superamento dell’esame finale, verrà rilasciato l’attestato di partecipazione al “Master in Psicopatologia Gestaltica e Fenomenologica”.
Sono previsti crediti ECM, vedi sito.

Date: 4 - 8 Febbraio 2015; 10 - 14 Giugno 2015; 21 - 25 Ottobre 2015; 3 - 7 Febbraio 2016; 8 - 12 Giugno 2016; 26 - 30 Ottobre 2016.

Informazioni e iscrizioni:
http://www.gestalt.it



GESTALT CENTER FOR ORGANIZATION & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

GO TO HTTP://WWW.GESTALTOSD.ORG FOR REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION ON ALL AVAILABLE OFFERINGS

COME JOIN US:

We are sponsors and will be conducting a session at the 2nd INTERNATIONAL COACHING CONFERENCE October 19-21, 2016 in New York City, NY. The theme this year is Future of Coaching: Building Bridges and Expanding Boundaries.

INTERPERSONAL INTERACTION WORKSHOP on November 16-18, 2016 Wednesday to Friday in Cleveland, OHIO.

This workshop is for individuals who want to enhance their self-awareness. Interpersonal Interaction Workshops fulfill the workshop requirements for all OSD training program applicants. Go to http://www.gestaltosd.org to register. Our last Workshop sold out. We encourage early enrollment.



RELATIONAL CHANGE

Relational Change promotes a relational approach in all walks of life. Together with our Gestalt associates and affiliated centres in the UK and Europe, we aim to deliver value to people, groups and communities in the areas of organisational development, community building, coaching and psychotherapy.  Our wide range of training opportunities and events are listed in full here: http://www.relationalchange.org/training-events.html 

RELATIONAL CHANGE GATHERING 2016: PRESENCE, PASSION AND PURPOSE (ONE DAY EVENT)

What does it mean to be present to our lives, passionate in how we engage and connected to our purpose in the world?  Facilitated by Relational Change founders Marie-Anne Chidiac and Sally Denham-Vaughan, this low cost event is open to all, and will explore the interlinking of presence, passion and purpose from an individual perspective and also from an organisational or community lens. Please join us!

Date: October 19th | Venue: London, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-Gathering2016-Flyer.pdf
Contact: Sue Gammons sueg@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL ORGANISATIONAL GESTALT: PHASE TWO (PEER LEARNING AND APPLCATIONS GROUP)

Individuals must have at least one year of Gestalt in Organisations training prior to joining the Peer Learning and Applications Group.  This is Phase Two of our Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG) programme, an holistic and practical approach to facilitating organisational and individual change.  It is suitable for coaches, consultants, facilitators, leaders/managers, OD and HR professionals, psychotherapists and counsellors.

Date: Starts November 9th - 12th | Venue: Esher, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/rog-training.html
Contact: Marie-Anne Chidiac mac@relationalchange.org

TRAUMA REFLECTIONS: CLINICAL PRACTICE AND THE RELATIONAL FIELD (2-DAY WORKSHOP)

Providing an opportunity for trauma-focused group supervision for 12 participants, reflective spaces will be woven through the two days, alternating with short taught and experiential slots. The embodied presence of the therapist, in awareness of their own history and responses to trauma, will be considered as a key to facilitating growth. Sander’s concept of Fields of Mutual Influence forms a theoretical underpinning, together with applications of neuroscience and trauma theory.

Date: November 11th – 12th | Venue: Ealing, London
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-TraumaReflectionsFlyer.pdf
Contact: Miriam Taylor miriamt@relationalchange.org

CONTEMPORARY TRAUMA PRACTICE: MIND, BODY AND RELATIONSHIP (CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA PROGRAMME)

Comprises six two day workshops (total 60 hours), which aim to build confidence, skills and understanding in working with trauma, especially complex trauma. Grounded in a relational perspective, the course will include trauma theory and the latest neuroscience, as well as emphasising embodiment and development of resilience as a practitioner. It is suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners.

Date: Starts January 13th – 14th | Venue: Oxford, UK
Details: http://relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-TraumaCertificateFlyer2017.pdf and http://relationalchange.org/pdf/TraumaCertCourseDetails2017.pdf
Contact: Martin Capps martin@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL CHANGE: COUPLES WORK (CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA PROGRAMME)

This programme of 5 experiential and applied modules offers an approach to couples work grounded in a relational perspective of practice. The emphasis will be on a pragmatic and creative approach to working with couples within a relational frame. As well as practical processes and skills, participants will also be offered the opportunity to explore more embodied and experiential ways of intervening.

Date: Starts January 13th – 14th | Venue: Kingston-upon-Thames, UK
Details: http://relationalchange.org/pdf/CouplesTrainingCert2017.pdf
Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org



Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles
presents

CLINICAL SUPERVISION:
Conversations Between a Psychoanalyst and a Gestalt Therapist
Presenters:  Donna Orange, Ph.D and Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D

DATE: September 11, 2016
TIME: 9:00 -5:00 PDT
LOCATION: ICP
10780 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90025
REGISTER: Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clinical-supervision-with-donna-orange-and-lynne-jacobs-tickets-26434629689

This didactic and experiential workshop will present some ideas that Donna and Lynne each hold regarding the practice of supervision. The format will include brief lectures on various topics they find important in their supervision and consulting work. Also included will be live supervision followed by discussion of supervisory themes that can be derived from the live demonstration. Finally, there will also be some small "break-out" group experiences.

Educated in philosophy, clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD teaches at NYU Postdoc (New York); IPSS (Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York); ISIPSé (Roma and  Milano); and in private study groups. She also offers clinical consultation/supervision in these institutes as well as at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (Los Angeles). In addition to authoring numerous articles, her most recent books are Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies (2010), The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (2011), and Nourishing the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians: The Ethical Turn in Psychoanalysis (2015).  

Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D. lives in two psychotherapy worlds. She is co-founder of the Pacific Gestalt Institute and also a Training and Supervising analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She is co-author (with Rich Hycner), of The Healing Relationship in Gestalt Therapy: A Dialogic / Self Psychology Approach (1995). She and Hycner co-edited Relational Perspectives in Gestalt Therapy (2010). She has also written numerous articles for Gestalt and for psychoanalytic publications. She has abiding interests in furthering our understanding of relational factors in the therapy process, and in understanding the centrality of Euro-ethnicity and its implications for clinical work.

6 Continuing Education Units will be provided by the Pacific Gestalt Institute.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the scholarship fund of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles.



In Memoriam – Joel Latner


Joel Latner died on August 4, 2016 in his house in Princeton, NJ. He died quietly two days after a massive stroke from which he never regained consciousness.  Author of The Gestalt Therapy Book, he practiced in California, New York and New Jersey and his writing and teaching were known internationally for their independent, nontraditional and sometimes contrarian bent. He wrote, taught, and practiced till his end. A devotee of art, intellectual life and food culture, he loved sharing his enthusiasm with friends, family and colleagues.



 

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