News and Notes

 

January 1, 2017

 

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THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT PRACTICE
FACULTY: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC, Jessie Moncrief, MSSA, LISW-S

DATE: Friday, January 6, 2017
TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 3.5 Contact hours

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

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

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP (GEW): AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT
FACULTY: Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD

DATES: January 6-8, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 Contact hours

In this increasingly complex and sometime chaotic world, interpersonal relationships have never been more important—or more complicated! Relating effectively with others can advance your professional career and enrich your personal life. In this fast-paced, multitasking world, the ability to relate authentically is easily compromised. It is often easier to withdraw into isolation and lose sight of our need to contribute to the creation of stimulating and supportive relationships and communities. Relating well is based upon using our capacities to be self-aware, curious and open to another's experience and viewpoint, as well as having the skills to communicate effectively in order to influence with integrity.    CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 contact hours 

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

WORKING WITH PHYSICAL PROCESS (WEEK 1)
CHAIRPERSON: James I. Kepner, PhD
TEACHING FACULTY TO BE DRAWN FROM: Michael Clemmens, PhD, Richard B. Hancock, MA, BCC, PCC, GPCC, Ellen Hoffman, MA, PCC, Arlene L. Luberoff, MA, CCC-SLP, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD

DATES: Week I: January 10-15, 2017
       Week II: June 20-25, 2017
       Week III: October 3-8, 2017
       Week IV: January 16-21, 2018
TIMES: Please visit our website for full schedule and details
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 180 Contact hours

Gestalt therapy, as a holistic approach, views physical experience and expression as intrinsic to a person's being and functioning. 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.

PREREQUISITE: Completion of a comprehensive Gestalt Training Program. The applicant's personal and professional readiness to explore this type of work, as well as the compatibility of his/her work setting and field practice with the program's objectives will be considered.

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

ENTERING THE CASTLE: A JOURNEY INTO MYSTICISM AND CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE
FACULTY: Linda Miller, PhD, GPCC, PCC

DATE: Saturday, January 4, 2017
TIME: 8:30am-4:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 6.5 Contact hours

Mystics are the discoverers and keepers of esoteric knowledge—living wisdom gained through various forms of contemplative practice. Mystics from all religious traditions, from ancient times through present day, tell a remarkably similar and inspiring story of human potential. We are much more than we seem!

This entire series includes two additional workshops:  Kindling the Fire: A Journey into Mysticism and Contemplative Practice, held March 11, 2017; and Polishing the Mirror: A Journey into Mysticism and Contemplative Practice, held May 13, 2017.

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

AWAKENING THE DREAM: GESTALT PRACTICE WITH DREAMS, FANTASIES, STORIES, SYMBOLS
FACULTY: James I. Kepner, PhD, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD

DATES: January 27-29, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 6:30pm-9:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 12.0 Contact hours
 
Therapists, coaches and facilitators in human development need to access resources and insight that may not be readily available in the client's current awareness. The Gestalt approach has unique and specific ways to develop and illuminate these hidden resources. Participants will learn how to orient to and work with dreams, fantasies and symbols and practice these principles with each other.

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

SELF IN PLAY AT THE BOUNDARY: GESTALT THERAPY AND METAPHORS IN BODY AND SPEECH
FACULTY: Lynnette Davidson, MDiv, MEd, LPC-MHSP, John Verbos, MA, MFA

DATES: February 3-5, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-6:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE):16.0 Contact hours

Gestalt therapy's unique notion of self—that which emerges in the play at the contact boundary—mirrors the action of poetic metaphor. And just as such an approach to self makes the work of Gestalt therapy possible, an awareness of metaphor as it manifests itself in therapy can facilitate new kinds of work between client and therapist. Ultimately, then, a greater awareness of the play of metaphor can help us better understand our selves as at play at the contact boundary. In this workshop we will examine this cycle by describing the Gestalt therapy conceptualization of self alongside of and along with the concept of poetic metaphor.

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

AUTHENTICITY AND EMPOWERMENT: A WOMAN'S WAY 
FACULTY: Gail Feinstein, LCSW

DATES: February 10-12, 2017  
TIMES: Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
       Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE):12 Contact hours

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP (GEW): AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT
FACULTY: Richard B. Hancock, MA, BCC, PCC, GPCC, Monique Rodriguez, MA, NCC, LPC

DATES: February 17-19, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 Contact hours

In this increasingly complex and sometime chaotic world, interpersonal relationships have never been more important—or more complicated! Relating effectively with others can advance your professional career and enrich your personal life. In this fast-paced, multitasking world, the ability to relate authentically is easily compromised. It is often easier to withdraw into isolation and lose sight of our need to contribute to the creation of stimulating and supportive relationships and communities. Relating well is based upon using our capacities to be self-aware, curious and open to another's experience and viewpoint, as well as having the skills to communicate effectively in order to influence with integrity.    CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 contact hours 

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

BEING WITH THE OTHER: SHAME, CULTURE AND ETHICS IN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONAL FIELD
FACULTY: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, John Verbos, MA, MFA

DATES: February 24-25, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 13.0 Contact hours

Shame is frequently addressed in the therapeutic relationship as belonging to the other, or emerging within the dyad.  However, shame is also created, perpetuated, and maintained in our diverse cultures.  The phenomenon of shame can be difficult to notice by the collective "we," when it resides in group or culture.  Shame is carried in our individual bodies, families, and tribes.  In Gestalt therapy theory we call this "ground shame".  We carry this shame with us into the therapeutic relationship as therapists and as clients.  How do we sit with the other in our "otherness", when we experience distinct cultural differences?  How do these differences impact our ethical values in the relationship?

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

GESTALT MARATHON GROUP
FACUTLY: Ansel Woldt, EdD, LP, LPCC-S, Logan M. Lamprecht, PhD

DATE: Saturday, February 25, 2017 
TIME: 9:00am - 12:00am (midnight)
 CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 12.5 Contact hours

This group experience engages participants in holistic, present-centered and process-oriented interactions by attending to both ‘What is being said’ and ‘What’s not being said.’ By attending to the ‘Here and Now,’ ‘I – Thou,’ and ‘What and How,’ awareness and contact is attended to in a manner that allows participants to experience authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional living. Past marathon group participants have reported fresh insights, creative adjustments, and life-changing awareness, thus experiencing a new sense of self, expanded potential for novel behavior and alternative ways of relating

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

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT PRACTICE
FACULTY: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC, Jessie Moncrief, MSSA, LISW-S

DATE: Friday, March 3, 2017
TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 3.5 Contact hours

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

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

DREAMING AS A SPIRITUAL PATH: DREAM WORK AND SPIRITUALITY
FACULTY: Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD

DATES: March 3-5, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 5:00pm-9:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00a,-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 14.0 Contact hours

In this experiential workshop we will examine and work with the language of dreams, symbols and imagery from a Gestalt perspective.  We will explore the ways that this work can open doors to our “non-rational world”, that is our unique, personal spirituality.  We will incorporate principles of Jungian (archetypal) psychology to create a bridge from our evolving spirituality to our work with our clients, communities and in our world.

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

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP (GEW): AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT
FACULTY: Mary Ann Kraus, PsyD, BCC, Logan Lamprecht, PhD, PCC, NCC

DATES: March 24-26, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 Contact hours

In this increasingly complex and sometime chaotic world, interpersonal relationships have never been more important—or more complicated! Relating effectively with others can advance your professional career and enrich your personal life. In this fast-paced, multitasking world, the ability to relate authentically is easily compromised. It is often easier to withdraw into isolation and lose sight of our need to contribute to the creation of stimulating and supportive relationships and communities. Relating well is based upon using our capacities to be self-aware, curious and open to another's experience and viewpoint, as well as having the skills to communicate effectively in order to influence with integrity.    CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 contact hours 

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

EXPERIMENTING WITH EXPERIMENTS: A COACH APPROACH      
FACULTY: Melissa S. Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC, Mary Ann Kraus, PsyD, GPCC

DATES: March 27-28, 2017
TIMES: Monday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Tuesday, 9:00am-6:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 14 Core Competency CCEs

What’s possible? As a coach, you can open up space for novel experiences that enable your clients to view themselves in the world differently. As you work with them in the here and now, you co-create creative experiences that support deep personal learning and highlight integrated and sustainable shifts in their experience and behavior.

Gestalt Experimenting is creative. With an experimental mind set, our bias is toward doing and generating new data, rather than rehashing a concretized narrative or talking about life experience abstractly. This allows the client to lead from their experience and enables the coachee and coach to spontaneously co-create a powerful experience in the moment to engage the client in active self-exploration.

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



GESTALT CENTER FOR PSYCHOCHERAPY AND TRAINING
New York, NY

HOW GESTALT PRINCIPLES AFFECT THE WHOLE CHILD IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
Rick Manista, PhD / Saturday, March 4 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children with language and developmental disorders face unique challenges in their environment. Neurological difficulties make it challenging for children to express themselves and engage with their environment. In the past, behaviorist approaches have been used for social skills training. Gestalt techniques can be used to help engage these children in social situations and heal any wounds. This workshop will help therapists identify learning disabilities, how they affect children and practice Gestalt centered play therapy techniques for social skills training.  $100 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 4)

USING GESTALT TECHNIQUES TO EFFECTIVELY WORK WITH BORDERLINE AND OTHER PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Michael Brennan-Cotayo, LCSW-R / Saturday, March 18 / 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Most therapists find it uncomfortable working with clients who present with Axis II disorders.  This workshop will help to demystify this diagnosis, and help the therapists to normalize their concerns, and to engage client effectively with the tools that they already have in their toolbox.  Participants will also be able to identify the wound that the client has, and work from that place.  Particular attention will be paid to how grounding can help to center, and chair-work can help to externalize the traumas.  A mixture of didactic and experiential work will help to ground the participants in the work.    $100 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 5)

REFINING CHAIRWORK:  What it is and what it isn’t / Ken Meyer, PhD / Saturday, March 25 / 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Chairwork” is the technique most identified with Gestalt Therapy, but also the one most difficult to engage clients in.  It is also the method most often misused and misapplied.  This workshop will include how to engage clients who are reluctant or self-conscious about entering roles, how to develop the work in a powerful way and a thorough explanation of how chairwork fits in with other techniques we use.  We will concentrate on renewing and refining our skills in developing chairwork through demonstration and exercises.  By also thoroughly grounding it in Gestalt theory you will find it much easier to use this powerful method.  $125 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 5)

UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH CONCUSSION / Naaz Hosseini, MA, LP / Saturday, April 8 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are more aware of concussions today, yet there is little understanding of the needs and experience of those individuals with concussion, whether ourselves, our relatives, or our children.  Using a Gestalt approach, this workshop will help you understand: 1) what concussion is; 2) how concussion is experienced; 3) how to work with concussion; 4) how to balance your interventions so that post-concussion symptoms are eased, not aggravated; and 5) where to refer clients for basic, appropriate concussion care.  This is both a didactic and experiential workshop.  Exercises will guide understanding concussion and how to work with it.  $65 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 3)

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training at 37 E 28th St, Suite 408, New York, NY 10016 - Phone: 212-387-9429 - Email: gestalt@gestaltnyc.org



***ADVANCED GESTALT THERAPY TRAINING IN POLAND: March - December 2017 ***

 Announcing 2nd extended edition of the clinician’s training programme in the Polish language.

 "BACK TO THE BEGINNINGS OF GESTALT THERAPY" – programme of six 2-day workshops for psychotherapists, counsellors, counselling psychologists, group facilitators and coaches.

“The therapist needs his conception in order to keep his bearings, to know in what direction to look. It is the acquired habit that is the background for this art as in any other art. But the problem is the same as in any art: how to use this abstraction (and therefore fixation) so as not to lose the present actuality and especially the ongoingness of the actuality? And how - a special problem that therapy shares with pedagogy and politics – not to impose a standard rather than help develop the potentialities of the other?” Perls, Hefferline, Goodman (1951).

The programme will consist of shared reading, dialogue and chewing of the basic assumptions made in "Gestalt Therapy" (PHG) - a seminal work that holds the primary theory of Gestalt therapy and is yet to be published in Poland. The idea is to bring this important text to the attention of Polish clinicians whilst at the same time provoking them to adapting it to their individual needs and the unique situation in which they practice.

Facilitated by Piotr Mierkowski i Ewa Canert-Laka
LÓDZ • POLAND • 2017: March, 18-19; April, 22-23, June 3-4; August 12-13, October 14-15, December 2-3.

For more information: gestalt@gestalt-szkolenia.pl or visit: http://gestalt-szkolenia.pl

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http://www.gestalt-szkolenia.pl

 ***SZKOLENIA Z ZAKRESU GESTALT THERAPY DLA PROFESJONALISTÓW W POLSCE: Marzec - Grudzien 2017***

Zapraszamy do zapoznania sie z oferta gestalt-szkolenia.pl:

"ROCZNY PROGRAM GESTALT THERAPY DLA PROFESJONALISTÓW"

Cykl zaawansowanego szkolenia obejmujacy szesc 2-dniowych spotkan seminaryjno-warsztatowych dla psychoterapeutów, którzy chca poszerzac swoja wiedze na temat Terapii Gestalt.

Prowadzenie: Piotr Mierkowski i Ewa Canert-Laka
LÓDZ • POLAND • 2017: marzec, 18-19; kwiecien, 22-23, czerwiec 3-4; sierpien 12-13, pazdziernik 14-15, grudzien 2-3.

Program szkolenia oparty zostal na ksiazce "Gestalt Therapy Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality", autorstwa F. Perlsa, R. Hefferline’a i P. Goodmana - a przede wszystkim na jej drugim tomie "Novelty, Excitement and Growth", jaki do dzisiejszego dnia stanowi teoretyczna podstawe podejscia Gestalt do psychoterapii.

Ze wzgledu na odkrywczosc i ponadczasowy humanistyczny przekaz ksiazki, znanej w srodowisku gestaltystów jako „PHG” - od pierwszych liter nazwisk jej autorów, duza czesc szkolenia zostanie poswiecona dokladnemu studiowaniu jej zawartosci,  linijka po linijce, wlacznie z krytyczna dyskusja przekazów w niej zawartych.

Oprócz wspólnego „przezuwania” zródlowego tekstu, roczny program obejmuje prace terapeutyczna, demonstracje i superwizje przypadków oraz filmy, które pozwola na lepsze poznanie poczatków terapii Gestalt i jej twórców. Podstawowa metoda bedzie praca w grupie oparta o wspólne poszukiwanie rozumienia, nadawanie indywidualnego znaczenia, odnajdywanie siebie i swoich zasobów bycia psychoterapeuta we wspólczesnej sytuacji w Polsce.

Szczegňlowe informacje znajduja sie na stronie: http://gestalt-szkolenia.pl.

Dodatkowe zapytania prosimy kierowac pod adres email: gestalt@gestalt-szkolenia.pl.



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


London:
EMBODIED INTERSUBJECTIVITY:
A developmental and movement oriented approach to Psychotherapy
A 2-day workshop led by Ruella Frank
February 24-25, 2017, Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

In this 2-day workshop, Dr Ruella Frank will explore the intricate relational moves of embodied intersubjectivity that form a basis of communication, initially between parent and baby but then throughout life. The movement repertoire that develops in the first year of life is a language that conveys our most pressing desires, intentions and emotions. These expressive movements, acquired in the company of significant others, go on to become the tacit core of adult behaviour in everyday experience and, of course, in the psychotherapy relationship too. It is on the details of this somatic expression of affect and relational intent that we will focus during the workshop, developing our understanding of the meaning and emotional significance of these somatic communications and skills in applying those insights to the therapy work.

For more information and registration visit http://www.confer.uk.com/intersubjectivity.html


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


New York City:
TRAINING PROGRAM 2017-2019,
DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Developmental process embodied within the clinical moment
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
Begins: September 2017

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, created by Ruella Frank, Ph.D., is a relational and movement-oriented approach to psychotherapy within a Gestalt therapy framework.

Inspired by the work of developmental psychologists and somatic practitioners, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is a template for understanding and working with early psychophysical blocks as they emerge in the here-and-now of therapy. Attending to movement patterns is particularly powerful when guided by contemporary developmental theory.

Four Training Modules, two per year in fall and spring, five full days and one half day per module.
Further information and to apply contact Ruella Frank at ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com



Growth & Renewal in Community
A Gestalt Therapy Retreat & Training

with

Peter Cole, LCSW, Eva Gold, Psy. D, Daisy Reese, LCSW, Steve Zahm, Ph. D.
 
~At the beautiful Mendocino, CA coast~
Irish Beach, CA / August 9-13 2017

Limited to 24 participants - early application recommended!
 
OUR VISION
 
Retreat- To create a space for participants to recharge and rejuvenate in a beautiful location with good food, in a community of others who are also seeking renewal and connection.

Training - For those who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of Gestalt therapy, this experience will be especially rich. The faculty all have many years of experience as Gestalt therapists and trainers. In addition to maintaining private practices, they have written about Gestalt therapy theory and practice, have presented and trained nationally and internationally, and have taught for many years at institutions including Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Stanford University, the UC Davis School of Medicine and The Wright Institute.

This retreat/training is open to mental health professionals and others who have done extensive psychological growth work.  Psychotherapists from all theoretical orientations interested in learning more about Gestalt therapy are welcome.

ABOUT THE FACULTY

Eva Gold and Steve Zahm are Co-Directors of Gestalt Therapy Training Center--Northwest in Portland OR, and Senior Faculty for the Buddhist Psychology and Contemporary Gestalt Therapy:  Bringing Mindfulness to Psychotherapy Practice program. In addition to practicing and teaching Gestalt therapy for decades, they have also studied Buddhist psychology and practiced Vipassana/Insight meditation for many years. Their recently completed book is Buddhist Psychology & Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Psychotherapy Practice for the 21st Century and they will bring this perspective to the training. 

Peter Cole and Daisy Reese are Co-Directors of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy in Berkeley, CA. They train psychotherapists internationally.  In addition to practicing and teaching Gestalt therapy, they specialize in Gestalt group therapy and are graduates of the Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry's Group Therapy training program. They will bring an emphasis on group process to the training retreat. They have two current writing projects:  A new edition of their 1998 book on the business aspects of psychotherapy private practice, and a book on Gestalt group therapy.
 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
 
Retreat faculty will lead morning process groups. Two tracks will be offered in the afternoon:  1) A didactic and skill building track, including experiential, and 2) A personal growth track. Evening activities will include the whole community.
 
CE INFORMATION
 
The Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (SICGT) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Continuing Education for Psychologists, CA MFTs and LCSWs 12 hours.  SICGT is an approved continuing provider (PCE 349) by the CA BBSE; SICGT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists
 
We look forward to having you join us!
Dates:  Wednesday evening, August 9 through Sunday morning, August 13 2017
 
Cost:  $1450 for double room.  $1650 for single occupancy; Includes Room & Board.  $250 non-refundable deposit holds your space, balance due on June 1, 2017
 
Price reductions for dorm style accommodations
 
For further information and an application please contact
Daisy Reese sicgt.gestalt.training@gmail.com  (916) 444-1786
http://www.sicgt.org



UKAGP National Conference 2017 - Celebrating Our Community
The Gestalt community is invited to celebrate 25 years of the British Gestalt Journal with Lynne Jacobs – Joe Melnick – Peter Philippson – Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
30th June to 2nd July 2017 – Wokefield Park Executive Centre, Reading, UK
Book at - http://ukagp.org.uk/celebrating-our-community/

Overview:
The Gestalt community is invited to join a community dialogue with Lynne Jacobs, Joe Melnick, Peter Philippson and Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb at the Wokefield Park Executive Centre, Reading, between 30th June and 2nd July 2017, in celebration of 25 years of the British Gestalt Journal. Join us to explore unique articles in which our renowned guest writers will comment on current aspects of their work through seminars and workshops. These exclusive papers will be published in the Spring 2017 British Gestalt Journal, in advance of the conference, and this material will be explored throughout the conference, in workshops and seminars, using Malcolm Parlett’s ‘Five Explorations’ methodology.
Following the conference the British Gestalt Journal will provide further informative writing consolidating thoughts and perspectives around the entire experience in the Autumn 2017 edition.

UKAGP and The BGJ are excited to be providing an innovative opportunity for Gestalt practitioners to engage together in a distinctive ‘learning and research’ experiential gathering.
CPD:

Counts as 20 hours CPD, validated by a UKAGP certificate emailed directly to you post conference.
Fees:
Your ticket price includes: Conference fee; en-suite accommodation; full board from 3pm Friday to 4:30pm Sunday; use of all leisure facilities, including indoor pool, gym and golf course.
Special Price – 1st 75 tickets booked online (UKAGP Members only): Ł395
UKAGP Members: Ł435
Standard Rate: Ł475
Special discounted ticket on the first 75 places booked online!



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The International Interdisciplinary Congress of Gestalt therapists on the theme:

" The man in the processes of change and Gestalt psychotherapy "

Belgrade, Serbia

 The Congress will be held from 15th to 18th September 2017 in the centre of Belgrade, at the Kolarac People’s University and the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive.

 *    All participants will receive a certificate of participation at the Congress: the students of the Gestalt Institute will acquire 30 hours of training in subject Theory and methodology of Gestalt therapy, and the graduate therapists and other participants will acquire 30 hours of continuous professional growth and development.

*     Simultaneous translation is provided for all Congress activities .

We invite you to contribute to creative work and success of the Congress with your presence and active participation.

For registration or for information, please e-mail: sugp.kongres@gmail.com

The Congress is organised by:

Serbian Association of Gestalt Psychotherapy (SUGP)

In cooperation with:

European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institute – Studio for  Education Belgrade;
European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institute Malta, Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute Malta, Higher Education Institution (NCFHE);
European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institute – Gestalt Institute Skopje, Macedonia;
Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute – Psiho-Integrum d.o.o. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute – Psihika d.o.o. Zadar, Croatia;
Intronaut NGO Zagreb, Croatia and
Association of Gestalt Psychotherapy Montenegro



GESTALT CENTER FOR ORGANIZATION & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

VISIT HTTP://WWW.GESTALTOSD.ORG and check out our updated website. We have fulfilled a long time dream and posted our Body of Knowledge to share with YOU.  Just log in and register to take advantage of all the contents.

Are you an Experienced Coach interested in enhancing your awareness, knowledge and skills?  Sign up for our second offering: ADVANCED GESTALT COACHING WORKSHOP taking place March 24-27, 2017 in New Jersey.  To register or for more information go to http://www.gestaltosd.org/what-we-offer/workshops. Be sure and sign up NOW - seats are LIMITED.



EMBODIED INTIMACY IN LOVE AND LOVEMAKING: A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-GESTALT INTEGRATION OF COUPLES AND SEX THERAPY
Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD

Sunday, May 7 To Friday, May 12, 2017
26 CE credits (AASECT, APA, MFT, and LCSW)
   
This 5-day Full-Spectrum Gestalt training for therapists is primarily experiential with participants process work the route to professional expertise. Experiential work is followed by group discussion. Methods for exploring and enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy include a body-based reframing of relational and sexual issues, review of neurobiological data that support somatic awareness,  present-centered embodied Gestalt processing, and breath work to facilitate felt-sense perceptiveness, stress-regulation, and pleasure-enhancement.

Register early to be assured of your first choice of accommodates.

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


EMBODYING YOUR LOVE: EXPLORATIONS IN INTIMACY FOR COUPLES

Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD and Alan Kishbaugh
Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21 2017

Health professionals attending will gain skills relevant to clinical practice and earn 26 CE credits (AASECT, APA, MFT, and LCSW).

This 5-day couples' workshop emphasizes the body-based communications, experiences and skills that deepen intimacy and expand loving pleasures between mates. We explore three levels of intimacy:
* Emotional intimacy: presence; breath awareness; self-attunement; connection. 
* Physical intimacy: affection, interactive attunement; embodied empathy.
* Sexual intimacy: relaxed-excitement; broadening the range of erotic pleasures.

For more info, please visit:
http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-couples

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 Therapy Institute of Los Angeles
Presents
The 2016-2017 Salon Series

“Grief Counseling and Therapy from a Gestalt Perspective”
Led by Jerry Wilson, LMFT, and Jen Leong, MFTI
Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:00-4:30 PM

The challenges of coping with grief and loss confront each of us from early childhood.  Yet, many experience significant loss of all types during their adult years for which they find themselves unprepared and overwhelmed.  Grief, when left unresolved, can lead to more serious problems that can impact our future and our relationships.  Therapists deal with grief each day in their practices. In this interactive salon, we will explore a strategy for having a conversation about grief and loss, highlight a framework for understanding the grief process, and emphasize specific Gestalt principles utilized in grief counseling.

JERRY WILSON, LMFT is a grief specialist Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).  He is in private practice in and the Clinical Director of New Hope Grief Support Community in Long Beach, CA. 

JEN LEONG, MFTI is also a grief specialist Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Jen is employed in a private practice in Long Beach and consults for grief support agencies.

All Salons are free - $5 for CEU processing

Salons take place at Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Please RSVP to gtilaorg@gmail.com



Writers’ / Leaders’ Gathering 2017 at Krakow, Poland

We are very happy to send you our invitation for the next Writers and Leaders Gathering which will be organized in March, 2017 in the neighborhood of Krakow (Poland).

Writers gathering
The writers gathering offers you the possibility to share your ideas and inspiration for writing and to get support in putting these ideas and inspiration into writing.
This gathering is open for anyone, who is (or wants to get) involved in writing Gestalt literature.
The method is as follows: Prior to the start of the Gathering, each participant will sent a draft of their work project to the three organizers and the other participants. It can be just a first idea or a writing project already in progress. During the Gathering the participants present their writings to the whole group and receive feedback according to their wishes and needs. Each presenter selects a support person, (formerly known as “champion”) whose sole job is to help the presenter get what they need concerning their writing project. Each presenter also has a “scribe” whose role is to take notes in order to allow the presenter to be fully present.

The Writers Gathering will take place from Monday afternoon, March, 27th  – Wednesday, March, 29th   (finishing around lunch time)

Sean Gaffney will take the responsibility for organizing and leading this Gathering, possibly together with Joe Melnick and Daan van Baalen.

Leaders gathering
The leaders gathering offers leaders and senior trainers of Gestalt institutes the possibility to share ideas, experiences and questions regarding leading the institute or training Gestalt students.
The leaders gathering has a long lasting tradition and history, and has served many leaders of Gestalt institutes all over the world in developing their institute and the quality of their training programs.
The content of the gathering is mainly open, which means that it consists of discussion groups around topics, which are requested or suggested by the participants. If you have already a request for a topic or and idea of presenting, how you teach a specific theoretical topic, please let us know by mentioning it on the registration form.

The Leaders Gathering will take place from Wednesday afternoon, March, 29th  – Sunday, April, 2nd (finishing around lunch time).

The leaders will be organized and led by a team of Renata Procak, Aleksandra Sekowska, Judit Malantinszky and Frans Meulmeester.

Because of the limited space (maximum 40 people), we can only allow two leaders / senior trainers per institute.

Practical information

The fee for attending the Writers gathering is around €  245,- and the fee for attending the Leaders gathering is around €  495,-, If you want to join both, Writers and Leaders gathering, the fee will be around €  675,-
All fees include participation, room, meals and coffee/tea. Other drinks or transportations are not included.

Location

We will stay in the wonderful place, Dwór W Tomaszowicach – Krakowskie Centrum Konferencyjne close to the Krakow Airport. Please take a look at: http://www.dwor.pl/en/hotel/

Information and registration
For further information and/or registration please contact Frans Meulmeester on info@lifeisaninvitation.nl



    Research in Gestalt Therapy: International Conference in Paris 26-28 May 2017.
    NEW: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: http://gestalt-research.com/call-for-proposals/
    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



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 full range of training opportunities and events are listed here: http://www.relationalchange.org/training-events.html 

EROS: CREATIVITY, VITALITY AND SEXUALITY IN A RELATIONAL WORLD (international masterclass)

This four-day workshop is an opportunity to dive deeply into the complex mix of theoretical, contextual and personal stories that shape our attitudes and values in relation to Eros. While there will be a strong focus on professional practice, we start with the personal, examining the contexts out of which our own histories emerge, and an exploration of the ways in which the themes of love, longing, sex, creativity and shame weave through our stories. Suitable for therapists, coaches and consultants, this unique event is facilitated by Leanne O’Shea together with Sally Denham-Vaughan.

Date: February 7th – 10th | Venue: Oxford, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-ErosMasterClassFlyer.pdf 

Contact: Kate Glenholmes kateg@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL ORGANISATIONAL GESTALT: PHASE ONE (certificate/diploma programme)

Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG) is a holistic and practical approach to facilitating organisational and individual change, informed by Gestalt psychotherapy, and the latest thinking in systems theory and complexity, as well as by other complementary theoretical concepts. The programme provides skill enhancing training for coaches, consultants, leaders, managers, OD or HR professionals, facilitators and change agents working in any field. It is also ideal for therapists and counsellors aiming to move into coaching or organisational work. This is a two-year course leading to European Accreditation as a Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations.

Date: Starts March 7th – 8th | Venue: Esher, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/rog-training.html

Contact: Marie-Anne Chidiac mac@relationalchange.org

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: HOW TO DEAL WITH THE CURSE OF AWARENESS (residential programme)

A five-day residential for organisational practitioners (consultants, leaders, coaches, team managers, community workers, activists), led by Marie-Anne Chidiac, Sally Denham-Vaughan and Frans Meulmeester. The programme offers a chance to explore the practical, theoretical, ethical and emotional implications of working with a relational and dialogic approach in organisations via a combination of theoretical presentations, small group process and live clinical case discussion/demonstration, while staying in the beautiful Malvern Hills.

Date: June 7th – 11th | Venue: Malvern, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/ROG-AwarenessFlyer.pdf

Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org



*NEW* WEB-BASED JOURNAL FOR GESTALT TRAINEES & NEW PRACTITIONERS: SEEKING CONTRIBUTIONS

New Gestalt Voices (Newgestaltvoices.org) is a platform to support (mostly) people who have not published before to share their writings and/or creativity in relation to Gestalt (therapy & other applications). It will have a dedicated web-space, where writing (prose and poetry), visual and audio visual material can be shared. We will also put together a twice yearly “journal” in PDF format. The first edition of the PDF-Journal is scheduled for July 2017, with a second edition in January 2018. We welcome contributions in any language and will aim to translate into English where we can. As a support for new creatives, NGV aims to:

1.    Support forms of creativity other than writing – drawings, audio-visual, and mixed media pieces e.g. writing inspired by visual images.

2.    Emphasize the dialogic nature of writing. Sometimes it appears that the written word is ‘reified’ in comparison with say process group interventions, such that people are put off for fear of having to get it absolutely right before they publish.

3.    Provide support and potentially some peer & professional mentoring over the course of the writing process.

4.    Bring awareness to the process of sharing one's endeavours. We want to help writers find a comfortable level of personal sharing, and ensure there is sufficient support for people wanting to share edgier aspects of their stories and process.

If you have any questions about whether you can contribute to NGV, the answer is very probably that yes you can! Most people who want to write report going through a process of self-doubting as well as feeling a lot of excitement. There is lots of support available, so please if you have an interest in sharing your creative energies through NGV please get in touch.

Online contributions can be made at any time via http://www.Newgestaltvoices.org

If you would like to contribute to the PDF-Journal edition please email John@newgestaltvoices.org.

For the PDF Journal we ask that writers stick to the following pre-publication schedule.

For the July 2017 edition:
Mid Jan 2017     -     1-2 page overview of article content
End March 2017    -     First draft to editors
End May 2017     -     Final draft to editors



WORKSHOP ROWAN-KAPLAN 
 
Sunday 26th March
Hampstead, London, UK
New Workshop - ‘Carnival of Therapy’
Drs John Rowan & Brian Kaplan
Uses the most recent thinking to introduce an entirely new workshop never offered before, using the idea of carnivalization. An idea foreseen by Kenneth Gergen (2009).
To reserve a place send
Ł150 (Ł130 before 1st March) to Dr John Rowan, 70 Kings Head Hill, London E4 7LY.
For further information contact inforowan@aol.com
 
Welcome to a topsy-turvy world! John and Brian, in their different ways, have introduced some radical new thinking and action in the therapeutic field, but this is the first time they have come together to create a unique new workshop, unlike any from the past.
 
John (strongly influenced by Gestalt) has been writing on and demonstrating dialogical self theory for ten years or so: Brian has been using provocative therapy for even longer. When they met recently for the first time they realised that they were hoeing (or even ho-ho-ho-ing) the same field in different ways.



Contact and Relationship in a Field Perspective
Lecture and Workshop by Peter Philippson

In a lecture Fritz Perls gave in 1957, he said 'So what is this "self"? Now the "self" cannot be understood other than through the field, just like day cannot be understood other than by contrast with night. If there were eternal day, eternal lightness, not only would you not have the concept of a "day", you would not even have the awareness of a "day" because there is nothing to be aware of, there is no differentiation. So, the "self" is to be found in the contrast with the otherness. There is a boundary between the self and the other, and this boundary is the essence of psychology.'  Classical Gestalt Therapy is based on this insight: the client and the therapist discover each other and themselves in their contact.  Will we find ourselves in a familiar way, or find a way to discover something new and lively?  This workshop will look at ways to work at the boundary where self and other co-create, through theory presentation, discussion and experience.

Faculty: Peter Philippson, M.Sc. (Gestalt Psychotherapy) is a UKCP Registered Gestalt psychotherapist and trainer, a Teaching and Supervising Member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute UK, a founder member of Manchester Gestalt Centre, Full Member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, Senior Trainer for GITA (Slovenia), advisory board member, Center for Somatic Studies and a guest trainer for many training programmes internationally.  He is Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy.  Peter is the author of  Self in Relation, pub. Gestalt Journal Press, The Emergent Self pub. Karnac/UKCP and Gestalt Therapy: Roots and Branches pub. Karnac, and many other chapters and articles.  He is a teacher and student of traditional Aikido.
Date: 3. – 5. November 2017
Time: Friday, 7pm – 9pm, Saturday, 10am – 6pm, Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm;
Vanue: InKontakt Gestaltinstitut Berlin, Gleimstraße 37, 10437 Berlin
Costs: 250,- €
Organsation and Contact: Gabriele Blankertz, g.blankertz@gestalt-institut.com http://www.gestalt-institut.com



WEST COAST INSTITUTE FOR GESTALT THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 
Solvang, California                
2017 YEAR LONG BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM

This Year Long Training gives provides an opportunity to complete over a period of ten months the Basic Training in Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents: The Oaklander Approach. This option covers the same curriculum and provides the same materials as the Summer Intensive Training (see WCI website http://www.westcoastinstitute.us).  Utilizing the modalities of play therapy and the integration of contemporary neurobiology and Gestalt Therapy, this training provides the participant with an in-depth understanding of the Oaklander Approach.   This program is taught by Felicia Carroll, LMFT, RPT-S  and Core Faculty:   Valente Orozco, LCSW, RPT-S and Stephanie Pawlowicz, LMFT.  
Dates of Trainings:  January 28-29, March 4-5, April 29-30, July 1-2, August 26-27, October 21-22.
CEUs:  60 contact hours. 

Core Faculty:  Felicia Carroll, M.Ed. MA., Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor is in private practice in Solvang, California.  She is the Founder-Director of the West Coast Institute for Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents.  She has studied and been a training co-leader with Violet Oaklander, Ph.D. for more than 30 years, and is a founding member of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation. She was a classroom teacher for twelve years prior to her clinical practice.  She is a certified member of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and is a Certified Supervisor through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.  Felicia teaches at institutes in Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Korea and China in addition to offering training programs in the United States. She is regularly invited to present at play therapy conferences on Gestalt therapy with children.   She has published several chapters and articles about Gestalt therapy with children and on topics related to Gestalt theory and practice. Her chapter “Gestalt Play Therapy” is included in the popular text, Play Therapy: Theory and Practice eds. Kevin O’Connor and Lisa Braverman.   Her article, “The Pitchfork Princess:  Healing the Torment of Shame”, has been published by The Inter-American Journal of Psychology.  She edited the acclaimed 2009 special issue of the International Gestalt Journal, “Gestalt Therapy with children and adolescents” available through the VSOF bookstore.  Most recently she was honored in being asked to write the Foreword to the first book on play therapy in Asia.

Training Fee:  Year Long Training:  $2400.  A deposit of $300 needs to be paid with registration and is necessary to reserve your space.  Scholarships are available. 
Non-Discrimination Statement.   All trainees are welcome without regard to gender, race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. If you have special needs please indicate this on your registration form. WCI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Transformational Chairwork – New York - January 2017
January 27 and 28, 2017 – 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-29079299969

“Such an intense weekend. … It was amazing and Dr. Kellogg is gifted beyond words. Words cannot express the experience as it was truly an incredible healing journey.” – 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 INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER (GISC) - WELLFLEET, CAPE COD, MA
http://www.gisc.org

GISC PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR THERAPISTS, COACHES, CONSULTANTS, AND LEADERS
Held in Wellfleet, MA, on Cape Cod unless otherwise indicated

CAPE COD TRAINING PROGRAM:
DEVELOP PRESENCE, INSIGHT AND SKILLS FOR HIGH-IMPACT INTERVENTIONS
WITH THE CAPE COD MODEL
Meets May 11-18 and October 5-12, 2017, Wellfleet, MA
Faculty Drawn From:  Joseph Melnick, PhD (director), Sharona Halpern, MA, LMHC (director), Carol Brockmon, LCSW, PCC, Nancy Rutkowski, PhD, LCSW, PCC, and Stuart Simon, LICSW, PCC
85 CE Hours:  APA, ICF-certified for 85 Core Competency CEU's.

The Cape Cod Training Program (CCTP) offers the opportunity to change the way you see human behavior, human connections and human potential in the workplace and in everyday life. Learn the Cape Cod Model, a dynamic and highly effective in-the-moment micro-intervention technique that enables you to have greater impact working one-on-one, in groups, and in organizational settings.

You will learn to be more effective and create positive change in all areas of life through applying these basic principles and practices. The Cape Cod Training Program has been taught around the world and on Cape Cod for over 35 years. In that time, GISC has expanded application of basic Gestalt principles from couples and families to family businesses, groups and organizations.  Cape Cod Training Program is open to coaches and consultants as well as psychotherapists, counselors, leaders and other professionals. The program is designed to provide maximum opportunities to practice the model.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CapeCodTrainingProgram-Practitioners-GestaltInternationalStudyCenter.php

HEALING CHRONIC PAIN AND STRESS IN OURSELVES AND WITH OUR CLIENTS
A MIND-BODY COACHING APPROACH
Live-Online Program
Six weekly sessions beginning March 1, 2017, Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm EST
PLUS two individual 1-hour coaching sessions.
Faculty:  Melanie Nevis, MA, LCAT
CE Hours:  11

Mind-body coaching is a new and exciting approach for addressing chronic-pain and stress relief.  This program integrates Gestalt principles, mind-body traditions, personal coaching, and leading edge neuroscience to understand, heal, and decrease chronic pain and stress.
http://www.gisc.org/individuals/programs/MindBodyCoaching.php

APPLYING THE CAPE COD MODEL TO COACHING:
WORKING ONE-ON-ONE
March 16-21, 2017
Faculty:  Stuart Simon, LICSW, and other GISC faculty
CE Hours:  34 APA/ICF
This program focuses on coaching applications of the Cape Cod Model, an intervention technique that supports the individual's own competencies and ability to move towards change.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/AppCCMCoaching-PractiTr-GISC.php

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT:
A GISC APPROACH TO GROWING AND DEVELOPING AS A MANAGER
May 2-3, 2017
Faculty: Stuart Simon, LICSW
CE Hours: 15
In this two-day program, participants will use a Gestalt approach to learn about and enhance their approach, presence and skills as a manager.
http://www.gisc.org/leaders/programs/PrinciplesofManagement.php

THE NEXT PHASE:
LIFE STRATEGIES FOR NAVIGATING PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL TRANSITIONS
May 4-6, 2017
Faculty Drawn From: Katherine Greenleaf, Louise Holmes, and Ned Robinson-Lynch
CE Hours: 19 ICF Resource Development
This unique program will help participants understand the strategies of a good transition through provocative and multidisciplinary activities. Participants will be introduced to and encouraged to develop personal tools to make transitions successfully and with assurance, leading to new and more satisfying outcomes.
http://www.gisc.org/individuals/programs/pone.php

SEEING AND DESCRIBING PATTERNS IN CLIENT SYSTEMS:
Skills for High-Impact Intervention
June 22-25, 2017
Faculty: Jackie Sherman, PhD, PCC, and Nancy Rutkowski, PhD, LCSW, PCC
Whether you are a consultant, coach, or therapist, developing your ability to see repeated patterns of behavior in a client system is crucial to effective intervention. This 3-day workshop will increase your ability to work with interactive patterns in dyads, couples, teams and families. You will improve your ability to identify those patterns and then to describe them in ways that are useful to your client. These skills are critical to working with pairs and groups and to working with the Cape Cod Model.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/SeeingandDescribingPatternsinClientSystemsSkillsforHigh-ImpactIntervention-GestaltInternationalStudyCenter.php


 

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