News and Notes

 

June 1, 2016

 

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SPECIAL NOTICE

NEWS & NOTES SUMMER PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

NEXT ISSUE JULY 1.

FOLLOWING ISSUE TO APPEAR AUGUST 15.  BE SURE ALL YOUR SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ARE INCLUDED!

THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ISSUE OCTOBER 1ST WITH SUBSEQUENT ISSUES APPEARING MONTHLY UNTIL SUMMER, 2017




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



GESTALT THERAPY BOOK SERIES

The Istituto di Gestalt - H.C.C. Italy, directed by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, publishes since 2014 a Gestalt Therapy Book Series, under the Editorship of Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Gianni Francesetti.
 
Four books are published till now:

Spagnuolo Lobb, M., (2014) "THE NOW-FOR-NEXT IN PSYCHOTHERAPY. Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post-Modern Society". Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

Francesetti, G., Gecele, M., Roubal, J. (eds.), (2013) "GESTALT THERAPY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE. From Psychopathology to the Aesthetics of Contact”. Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

Robine, J.M., (2015) "SOCIAL CHANGE BEGINS WITH TWO". Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

Francesetti, G. (eds.), (2015) "ABSENCE IS A BRIDGE BETWEEN US. Gestalt Therapy Perspective on Depressive Experiences". Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co.

You can find more info at http://www.gestalt.it/eng.
 
This new venture means to us an important opportunity of scientific exchanges among colleagues and a chance to promote and develop our approach.

The books are available as paper and e-book in this site:
http://www.gestalt.it/eng/



THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND

REFLECTIONS OF THE BODY IN FILM, ART, POETRY AND MUSIC: STRUCTURE AND CONTACT
Faculty: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, Michael C. Clemmens, PhD
DATE: June 17-19, 2016
TIME: Friday, 1:00pm-8:00pm,
      Saturday, 9:30am-5:00pm
      Sunday, 9:00am-12:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 11 Instructional hours

How do you experience yourself as you watch an actor move across the screen in a film, see a sculpture, hear the turn of a phrase in poetry, or listen to a piece of jazz? Often we see and hear parts of ourselves as we engage in these media.

In this workshop, we will utilize Gestalt awareness and several creative media to explore parts of ourselves that deeply resonate with art, film, poetry, writing, and music.

We will reflect upon our own embodiment; what has been introjected as ideal, or how we 'should be', how we are attracted and repulsed by certain images, notes, phrases and forms, and experience and express our own sacred forms of embodiment as lively and authentic.

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

ISOLATION TO INTIMACY: WORKING WITH SHAME AND BELONGING
Faculty: Deborah Ullman, MA, Carol Swanson, LSW
DATE: June 17-19, 2016
TIME: Friday, 6:00pm-8:00pm
      Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
      Sunday, 9:00am-12:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 10.5 Instructional hours

Many of us live with a sense of overwhelm that is interpersonal, social, economic and environmental — a sense that we can never do enough to address urgent needs in our world.

Many of our most challenging aspirations result in disappointment and collapsed dreams. Some of our most difficult limiting behaviors developed in a felt sense of isolation from our world.  This workshop opens the door to a relational evolutionary perspective that supports new integration of our human potential. The other side of paralyzing isolation is that experiencing this universal shame in a receptive space opens us to the relational resiliency we all long for. The workshop leaders cocreate the ground for sharing stories that transform the longings we have for connecting into new experiences of support, balance and belonging, and these are the very resources we need for building change in the world.

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

GESTALT MARATHON GROUP
Faculty: Ansel Woldt, EdD, Logan Lamprecht, PhD
DATE: June 24, 2016
TIME: 9:00am-12:00am (midnight)
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 12.5

This is an opportunity to experience and learn the Gestalt approach to working therapeutically in groups.  The facilitators are considered masters at facilitating the ongoing interpersonal process in a spontaneous manner with attention to emergent physical, emotional, cognitive and professional processes.
This 15-hour group experience engages participants in present-centered, process-oriented interactions by attending to both 'What is being said' and 'What's not being said', focusing on the 'Here and Now', 'I — Thou', and 'What and How'.

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

THERAPEUTIC JOURNALING: THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES
Faculty: Karen Tomoff, LPCC, LICDC, Kendra Kopelke, MA, Jonathan Shorr, PhD
DATE: June 25, 2016
TIME: 9:30am-5:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6.0 Instructional hours

Journaling and writing the story of one's life is an important tool in healing and self-discovery. This workshop will focus on two important aspects of the stories of our lives. First, we will examine the social context of media stories and how they influence us and how we think about ourselves. Every day we are exposed to stories of the lives of others in our community, nation and world. Secondly, we will explore the benefits of therapeutic journaling and practice using various tools, such as writing prompts to develop our stories. Finally, we will discuss the role and process of writing in psychotherapy using Gestalt theory and methodology.

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

MOVING FROM UNDERSTANDING TO EMBODIMENT: A WORKSHOP FOR GRADUATES OF GESTALT TRAINING
Faculty: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, GPCC, BCC, Daniel Jones, PhD
DATE: July 22-23, 2016
TIME: Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm
      Saturday, 9:30am-6:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 13 Instructional hours

Integrating and embodying Gestalt principles are ongoing processes for Gestalt practitioners that continue well beyond graduation from a training program. If you are interested in deepening your understanding of key Gestalt principles, clarifying how those principles are utilized by Gestalt practitioners, and accelerating your own integration and embodiment of the principles, you will find this workshop valuable to your further development.

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

POWER IN HELPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON SUPERVISORY PROCESSES
Faculty: Ansel Woldt, EdD, LP, LPCC-S, Logan Lamprecht, PhD
DATE: July 29, 2016
TIME: Friday, 3:30pm-10:30pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 6 Instructional hours (5 Supervision, 1 Ethics)

This workshop is designed to discuss the powers that play out in supervisory, pedagogical and clinical relationships. Our approach provides learning opportunities for new and seasoned supervisors and supervisees and other clinical relationships. Utilizing experiential activities, we will explore influences of the legal and ethical standards of our professional associations with power differentials in the helping relationships. Participants will learn the six "power in relationships models" and how they serve as supports and barriers to growth for supervisors and supervisees, counselors and clients, etc. The major types of power will be discussed; namely, expert power, legitimate power, coercive power, reward power, referent power and manipulative power.

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

EMBODIED MASCULINITY: INTEGRATING OUR WARRIOR, DANCER AND POET
Faculty: Michael Clemmens, PhD, Daniel Goldstein, MSW, LCSW, Michael Fox,PsyD
DATE: July 29-31, 2016
TIME: Friday, 4:00pm-10:00pm
      Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm
      Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 14.5 Instructional hours

Living out cultural expectations of what it means to "be a man" can be confusing and limiting at times. Years of conditioning have led to many of us struggling with experiencing our feelings and expressing ourselves authentically. Cultural imperatives to be stoic and strong but also open and soft can feel at odds.  In this three-day experiential workshop, we will explore the patterns with which we embody our masculinity and ways this both supports and limits us in our lives and relationships.

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

INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT COACHING
Faculty: Richard Hancock, MA, GPCC, PCC, BCC, Juliann Spoth, MSN, PhD, PCC, GPCC, BCC
DATE: August 5-6, 2016
TIME: Friday:  9:00am-5:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 12 ICF Core Competency CCEs
 
Gestalt concepts and methodology offer a holistic approach to human development that has powerful application in coaching. A Gestalt coach closely attends to how a person organizes her present experience and builds the person's awareness. According to Gestalt Theory, building a client's awareness is primary and must precede formulating action if a person is to achieve functional and sustainable change. This awareness is pivotal to supporting greater choice and range of action.

Come taste Gestalt methodology and explore the Gestalt approach to coaching through experiential learning and dialogue. This two-day workshop introduces key Gestalt coaching theory and methodologies.

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



TRANSFORMATIONAL CHAIRWORK – NEW YORK CITY

June 17, 2016 – Working with Addictions, Trauma, and Self-Hatred/Self-Compassion
For more information, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-chairwork-addictions-trauma-and-self-compassion-tickets-23115323555

June 24, 2016 – Transformational Chairwork – The Advanced Dialogues
For more information, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-chairwork-the-advanced-dialogues-tickets-23115646521

TRANSFORMATIONAL CHAIROWRK – VIENNA

June 30, 2016 – Transformational Chairwork – The Advanced Dialogues
For more information, please go to: http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Scott-Kellogg-INSPIRE-2016


 
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

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



EXPLORING PRACTICE-BASED 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 will soon appear on the EAGT web: http://www.eagt.org
The EAGT invites you to join this important international conference that aims to encourage and support research in Gestalt therapy
Places limited! The price will be kept down to the minimum possible in order to promote participation of the trainees and colleagues coming from countries with economic difficulties. For the training institutes: please try to keep these dates free from seminars in order to allow your trainees to participate. We hope to offer them a real opportunity to experience and integrate into a supportive Gestalt research community. 



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. CEU’s are available for New Jersey licensed Social Workers.

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 June 3. The following meeting date will be July 8, 2016.

Call (908) 232-7274 for directions to our new location or for additional information or email to nancy@ndbristol.com.

Anyone wishing to ‘try us on’ is welcome.



LATE INVITATION TO A GATHERING OF PRACTITIONERS TO INVESTIGATE ‘FUTURE SENSE’: A NEW FORM OF GESTALT-GENERATED ACTIVISM, INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF PAUL GOODMAN
with MALCOLM PARLETT and NEIL HARRIS
17-19 June 2016

Malcolm Parlett’s new book, FUTURE SENSE: FIVE EXPLORATIONS OF WHOLE INTELLIGENCE FOR A WORLD THAT’S WAKING UP has been described by Gordon Wheeler as ‘A book we have been waiting for’, offering ‘a new perspective, new connections of ideas, and renewed hope for our human future. Somewhere Paul Goodman, the politically engaged founder of Gestalt therapy, is smiling.’

FUTURE SENSE presents both an opportunity and challenge for all psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, organisational consultants and other ‘people professionals’ who recognise the need to review their working lives in the face of momentous global changes and a background of political uncertainty and confused values that affects their clients’ lives, consciousness, and priorities. FUTURE SENSE is describing a form of activism inspired by Paul Goodman, and fit for our time. It’s a logical extension of field theory, and an integration of personal, political and spiritual dimensions.

This unique Gathering of professionals – will take the form of a shared residential weekend in a country house setting, with time for reflection, critical analysis, and discussion of Future Sense, along with some intensive experiencing of the five explorations featured in the book, and how these can be accommodated in one’s practice.

Although there will be a Gestalt orientation to the weekend, professionals from other humanistic, transpersonal, or existential traditions are also very welcome, and will not be disadvantaged.

The Gathering will be held 17 - 19 June, 2016 at Poulstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire, HR1 4UA, UK.

Malcolm writes: “It's an opportunity to take part in a special event and to contribute to a project that’s already growing out of the book I have written…” To apply, please email Hilary Hosier at hilarychip@gmail.com to take one of the remaining places at the Gathering.
Further details http://www.fiveexplorations.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.  For further information, please contact enquire@gestaltcentre.org.uk, tel: 00 44 20 7383 5610 or visit our website http://www.gestaltcentre.org.uk

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 9 September 2016

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 18 & Friday 19 May 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 like no other.

Apply online for any of our courses or events at http://www.gestaltcentre.org.uk  or contact us on 00 44 20 7383 5610 for further information



THE GESTALT CENTRE BELFAST
Training Programme 2016-2017

1. Starting 2nd September 2016

GESTALT PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

A 2-year part-time post-qualifying course, open to anyone working relationally - not exclusively psychotherapists and counsellors, e.g. teaching, social work, etc.

The programme is for those who wish to extend their professional skills by learning about and applying a Gestalt framework (theory, methodology and practice) to their working context. The learning is experiential through group participation.

Year One focuses on working with individuals.
Year Two focuses on working with groups.

2. Starting 30 September 2016

CERTIFICATE IN GESTALT SUPERVISION

For the second time running, our 18-month programme “Working at one remove” - using a Gestalt framework in supervision. This programme addresses the needs of all those who wish to develop their supervision competence whether clinical, organisational, coaching, etc. This field-theoretical approach is taught by very experienced supervisors and trainers. Learning will be experiential.

Year One: 10 tutor-led workshops
Year Two: 6 x 3-hour sessions of supervision practice in small groups, 2 assessment practice tutorials and 1 one and a half-day assessment workshop.

Prepares for BACP and IACP Supervisor accreditation.

Faculty: Dr Seán Gaffney, Bríd Keenan, Joëlle Gartner and Marie Quiery

Indicate interest or ask for further information from info@gestaltbelfast.org.
For full details of these two programmes, incl. dates, costs and application packs, contact info@gestaltbelfast.org. See also ‘Gestalt Centre Belfast’ page on Facebook and http://www.gestaltbelfast.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.



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



THEORY AND TECHNIQUE OF ORGONE THERAPY – ONGOING STUDY:  OSLO, NORWAY
HARRY LEWIS ED.D, MSW AND DANIEL SCHIFF PH.D
August 22- 26, 2016

A week long training for therapists and other health professionals who wish further study in the basic principles of orgonomic practice as developed by Wilhelm Reich, MD. Through a combination of lecture/discussions, case  presentations, practical demonstrations and video analysis, video presentations, and optional individual introductory therapy sessions, participants will learn first-hand how orgone therapy works in an integrative manner with all aspects of armor – characterological and  biophysical - to foster the gradual restoration of orgonomic pulsation and move toward the establishment of orgastic potency.

Format: 

(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) Morning session: Lecture/discussion, case presentations, practical demonstrations and video analysis, video presentations.
(12:00 – 1:00 PM) Lunch
(1:00 – 3:30 PM) Afternoon session: Lecture/discussion, case presentations, practical demonstrations and video analysis, video presentations.
(3:30 – 5:00 PM) Study Group (optional)
(3:30 – 6:15 PM).  Individual 45 minute sessions (optional): An opportunity for participants who wish to get an introduction to orgonomic treatment from the inside out.  Not a requirement for participation in the training. Time will be given during each morning session to discuss participants’ experiences in these sessions as they pertain to the topic of the day if one chooses to do so. 

Topics to be covered:

Monday (8/22): Review of the segmental armor – a functional biophysical and characterological perspective.
Tuesday (8/23): Making contact through empathic and observational interventions.
Wednesday (8/23): The initial biophysical exam.
Thursday (8/24): Specific Techniques for working with the segmental armor.
Friday (8/25): Working with various character types and presenting problems

Trainers: Core Faculty - Harry Lewis, Ed.D, MSW and Daniel Schiff, PhD
                  Associate Faculty – Alexander Bingham, PhD

Training Coordinator: Tore Naess, MD

Fees:     Full week - 6100 kroner. Self-regulating sliding scale fee:  between 4000 and 6100 kroner as appropriate.

Morning or afternoon sessions - 775 kroner.  Self-regulating sliding scale fee:  between 500 and 775 kroner as appropriate.

Individual 45 minute sessions -   Full fee 1050 kroner.  Sliding scale between 800 - 1050 kroner.

Location: Domus & Medicus, Pilestredet Park 7, Oslo, Norway

Contact:  Daniel Schiff, PhD at dschiff@dschiffphd.com or Tore Naess, MD at torekierulfnaess@hotmail.com, or for further information or go to http://www.dschiffphd.com.



EMBODYING YOUR LOVE:
EXPLORATIONS IN INTIMACY FOR COUPLES

Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD and Alan Kishbaugh
 
ESALEN INSTITUTE, BIG SUR, CA

SUNDAY, JULY 17 to FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
 
26 CE credits for health professionals (APA, LCSW, MFT, AASECT) 

While this workshop is primarily experiential, any health professionals attending will gain skills relevant to clinical practice and earn 26 CE credits.

This 5-day residential workshop emphasizes the body-based communications, experiences and skills that deepen intimacy and expand loving pleasures between mates. We see how exploring pleasure is as much a teacher and a healing as working through pain.

Through discussion, embodied Gestalt processing, and present-centered structured exercises we explore three levels of intimacy: emotional, physical, and sexual:

* Emotional intimacy: presence; breath awareness; self-attunement; connection. 
* Physical intimacy: presence; interactive attunement; embodied empathy; affection.
* Sexual intimacy: presence;“relaxed-excitement;" the spectrum of erotic pleasures.

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

To register see:  http://www.esalen.org/workshop/week-july-17-22/embodying-your-love-explorations-intimacy-couples


New York City Presentation:
EMBODIED INTIMACY, EMOTIONAL CLOSENESS, AND EROTIC PLEASURES:
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL-RELATIONAL INTEGRATION OF COUPLES & SEX THERAPY

Stella Resnick, PhD

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 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


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

With Stella Resnick, PhD

BEVERLY HILLS, CA

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 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

Email: stella@drstellaresnick.com

Or call: (310) 855-7565

Stella Resnick, PhD
8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 260
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 855-7565
http://www.drstellaresnick.com



Meeting the Other/Sensing into the Between

Join Cathy Gray and Carol Swanson for a Gestalt Summer Retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine, USA, June 27-July 2, 2016
Sponsored by the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia

Relax into a slower pace of life in old world elegance and drop into the lived experience of contemporary Gestalt therapy and practice.  We will study, live, explore and play together.
Our setting is a newly renovated 18th century Captain's Mansion situated on the shore of the Kennebunk River in the beautiful state of Maine.
30 CE's available for psychologists and social workers.



GESTALT CENTER FOR ORGANIZATION & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

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

THIS CLASS IS FULL, WAITING LIST ONLY:

Come join our leaders John D. Carter, PhD and Monika K. Moss-Gransberry, MFA for our INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT WORKSHOP in Cleveland, OHIO on June 8-10, 2016. This workshop is for individuals who want to enhance their self-awareness. Introduction to Gestalt Workshops fulfill the workshop requirements for all OSD training program applicants. Go to http://www.gestaltosd.org to register. We encourage early enrollment.



Workshop: The Psychopathological Field co-created between Client and Therapist: A Relational Perspective
Facilitator: Gianni Francesetti
Venue: Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 2TU
Date: Friday 14th & Saturday 15th July 2017
Cost: £395. Early birds before 31/10/2016 £375 (includes meals, refreshments & 1 nights accommodation)

Gianni will discuss psychopathology within a relational frame of reference. He will consider the actualization of the phenomenological field in which both client and therapist experience the co-created psychopathological field that is hindering their endeavour to reach each other. He will also discuss the limitations of locating suffering within the individual, as this offers no help in making sense of felt suffering and merely turns it into an abstract thing, extraneous to the person and his history. As an alternative, he will look at how we create each other through the senses and how this aesthetic evaluation occurs at the moment of the formation of experience, which precedes reflexive working through. With this in mind, Gianni will elucidate the importance of being able to recognise and feel part of the actualised psychopathological field, as this enables the therapist to work primarily on him/herself to modulate his/her presence and absence at the contact boundary, thus enabling the search for meaning, and making movement and transformation possible. The workshop will include an experiential component and will draw on concrete examples coming from the experiences that we will co-create.

Gianni Francesetti, Gestalt therapist, psychiatrist, international trainer and supervisor, coordinator of the International Trainings on Gestalt Approach to Psychopathology, Instituto di Gestalt HCC Italy. President of the EAGT, Past President of the Italian NUO (FIAP, Italian Federation of Psychotherapy Associations) and of the SIPG (Societa Italiana Psicoterapia Gestalt), member of the AAGT, EAP, NYIGT, and SPR. He has authored many papers, chapters and books in the field of psychiatry, psychopathology and psychotherapy and he is contributing to develop a specific Gestalt approach to psychopathology.

For further information and booking form, please contact Sharon Beirne  Tel. +44 (0)151 733 4554 or Alison Clare Tel. 07769 603691. Emails: sharonbeirne@talktalk.net or alisonclare27@hotmail.com



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

MIND, MOOD & HAPPINESS: TRANSFORMING THE SELF - New York, NY

New York Open Center

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

For further information and to register go to http://www.opencenter.org or call (212) 219-2527

Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, and learned optimism confirm that people can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency. Using techniques from modern positive psychology, mindfulness practices, Gestalt  Therapy and - Somatic Healing Therapies, participants will be taught skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, regulate mind/body states, develop trust with the unconscious, and explore inner resources for activating creativity, vitality, and well-being.


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

Hilton Hotel

DATES: Thursday, Sept 22 to Sunday, Sept 25, 2016

For more information go to http://www.taorminaconference2016.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 wide range of training opportunities and events are listed in full here: http://www.relationalchange.org/training-events.html 

SUPERVISION - A RELATIONAL CHANGE PROCESS: POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

This course is suitable for mental health and organisational practitioners, coaches, mediators, and others in the helping professions, wishing to be accredited to supervise others, and is based upon our new model of a relational approach to supervision and supervisory practice. Diploma track also available. Book before end of June for ‘early bird’ price.  

Date: Starts September 8th – 10th | Venue: Kingston-upon-Thames, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/Flyer_Relational%20Supervision_v6.pdf 
Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org 

THE WELL GROUNDED THERAPIST: WEEKEND RETREAT

Caring for yourself is absolutely vital in therapeutic practice. The needs of our clients, the material we work with, and the pressure on our time can pull therapists out of shape, and we absorb negative energies in our work.  In this quiet place, we will explore inner and outer landscapes to restore connections with ourselves, with others and with the wider environment.

Date: June 10th – 12th | Venue: Hereford, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-TheWellGroundedTherapist_Flyer.pdf
Contact: Miriam Taylor miriamt@relationalchange.org

GESTALT GROUP DYNAMICS: CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Understanding the dynamics of groups and the exchanges between people in groups is essential for practitioners who work within organisations. This is an experiential programme for advancing your practice as a coach, facilitator and organisational developer, enabling you to build your capability to work in highly ambiguous and uncertain environments. This Singapore based certificate level training is facilitated by David Lines and awarded by Relational Change.

Date: Starts September 12th - 14th | Venue: Singapore
Details: http://www.davidlinesassociates.com/2016/03/15/certificate-in-advanced-professional-practice-gestalt-group-dynamics-201617/
Contact: David Lines david.lines@me.com

PRESENCE, PASSION AND PURPOSE: RELATIONAL CHANGE GATHERING 2016

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 will explore the interlinking of presence, passion and purpose from an individual perspective and also from an organisational or community lens. Suitable for anyone interested in the Relational Change principles.

Date: October 19th | Venue: London
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



MARIANNE FRY LECTURE 2016

Saturday Sept 17th 10.30am - 4.30pm, Armada House, Bristol

FEAR, LOVE, AND LEARNING

DR BELINDA HARRIS

Educator and academic, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and ICF Registered Gestalt coach. She received the Lord Dearing Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000

Belinda will identify how personal experiences of fear, love and learning have informed her understanding of how they are intertwined, and how they are mediated by power relations. Drawing on her experience as a secondary school teacher, psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and academic, she will argue that awareness and understanding of power dynamics is essential for educators, just as much as for psychotherapists. She will examine the human cost of focusing on outcomes and results without sufficient attention to the intrapersonal, interpersonal and group processes and, how systemic fear and the exercise of 'power over' directly affect the embodied experience of teaching and learning. Belinda will also explore how 'relational alchemy' is necessary and how human growth is based on the exercise of 'power-with' and 'power-for'.

With so much attention to performance measures, educators and therapists may find it more difficult to attend to the social-emotional and embodied dimensions of their practice. Belinda will argue that counsellors and psychotherapists can have a significant role in helping to develop robust, relationally attuned learning communities. They can support educators and others to gain deeper awareness and understanding of power relations.

The day: following the morning's lecture and lunch, and the afternoon will be a multi-sensory experiential session to support participants' own growth and learning in relation to fear, power and love.

The cost of the day, including lunch and refreshments is:
£78 full; £66 Early bird before 30th June;
£50 students and concessions

More information and booking arrangements are at: http://www.mariannefrylectures.co.uk/



SAVE THE DATES!

17-21 JULY 2017 RESIDENTIAL: WORKING WITH CHILDREN THE VIOLET OAKLANDER WAY.

 This specially extended workshop is offered by Jon Blend MA, UKCP Registered adult and child psychotherapist with assistance from experienced children and families counsellor Crissy Duff.  The course is based around Dr. Oaklander’s pioneering Gestalt approach to working with children. (NB a  shorter , non-residential version of this course takes place annually at the Gestalt Centre, London: next intake: April 3-7 2017).

Our venue is  the Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a beautiful thirteenth century retreat centre situated within  acres of grounds near Abingdon,Oxfordshire,  close to Didcot station. A full programme of activities  will introduce participants to the following arts-based modalities: drawing and painting, working with clay, music-making and voice, movement, sand tray, creative writing, poetry, therapeutic exercises and games.  This  ‘hands on’  experiential course  also includes theoretical input, case vignettes, live demonstrations and clinical discussion. There will be opportunity to contribute to early morning and  evening  events too including fireside dreamwork, yoga , meditation and exploring the labyrinth.   Our hosts, the Abbey’s spiritual community, will  provide all meals ; our accommodation is in single or double rooms  on-site. For further details  see  http://www.gacp.co.uk (events page) or contact Jon direct: jon.blend335@gmail.com/



UKAGP STUDENT COMMUNITY DAY
LONDON: 4th June 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:30pm
VENUE: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
Website: http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/trainee-day-2016/

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 6.5 HOURS

Configuring your tribal group, and awareness of belonging is an essential part of Gestalt Therapy Training.
UKAGP are hosting a series of student days in different locations in the UK to provide a space for those in the midst of their training.
UKAGP are providing a space for all Gestalt Therapy students, at any stage of their journey, to meet, seek support and engage with each other.
At only £10 for the day, the UKAGP Student Community Day is a new and unique opportunity to build associations amongst the current UK Gestalt student community
This Experiential Exploration will help you:
*    Build peer support
*    Build an inter – training organisation network
*    Develop subject interest sub – groups
*    Gain clarity on training ‘rites of passage’
*    Meet students at all levels of training to understand the path ahead
Tickets:   http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/trainee-day-2016/
UKAGP Student  members: £10
Further Information
How to get there, link to page http://www.studysociety.org/contactus.htm


UKAGP "BEING IN COMMUNITY DAY" and AGM

LONDON: 5th June 2016 - 10:00 am to 4:30pm
VENUE: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA
Website: http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/community-day-and-agm/

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 6.5 HOURS

Following up on the theme of 'Exploring our Engagement' within the Gestalt Community, we invite all Gestaltists and Humanistic Counsellors, Therapists and Students to engage in this opportunity of emergent meeting as an exciting contrast to our previously more structured conference days.

Our aim is to offer a space where to meet creatively, share ideas and let the emergent take shape. Join us in this experiment of no speakers and no agenda other than to hear the different voices in the Community and to explore the experience of being together as a large group.

There is limited capacity for this event so please make your booking early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets:  http://ukagp.org.uk/conference/community-day-and-agm/

UKAGP Trainee Members - £20
UKAGP Full/ Associate Members -£25
Non-members -£40

Further Information
How to get there, link to page http://www.studysociety.org/contactus.html 



EDINBURGH GESTALT INSTITUTE

Address: 51 Lothian Road, EDINBURGH, EH1 2DJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 228 3841
Website: http://www.egi.uk.com
Email: info@egi.uk.com

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Power and connection
with Kirsteen Greenholm

Experiencing power as flowing from and through relational connection can enhance our vitality, confidence, humility, authenticity and effectiveness. It can facilitate a deeper respect for others and for co-created emergent change.  With an integrated embodied awareness of power dynamics in the therapeutic relationship, we can work more potently, respectfully and ethically.  This workshop will support therapists to bring power processes further into their awareness.  We will explore how therapist and client experiences of power are mutually influenced through co-transference, societal/cultural influences and the therapeutic task/contact.  This mainly experiential workshop is suitable for therapists and trainees from all modalities.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates: 27-28 August 2016.
Time: 9:30am-5pm.
Cost: £225 including a non-refundable deposit of £95.

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Practitioners workshop: Radical relating with Frank-M. Staemmler

Coming from a radical, relational perspective, Frank will illuminate the empathic processes involved in the mutual understanding required for therapists and their clients to fully comprehend each other. This will be an experiential workshop, supporting therapists to learn and consolidate relational embodied ways of being with and understanding their clients, with Frank also presenting theoretical concepts drawn from his rich knowledge and skills base

Dates: Monday 12- Tuesday 13 September 2016
Cost: £295 including a non-refundable deposit of £95

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Trainers and supervisors workshop: Creativity and Techniques in Gestalt Therapy with Frank-M. Staemmler

In this workshop, senior practitioners will have a space to examine their understanding of techniques and creativity in Gestalt psychotherapy with a relational approach emphasised as a means of making experimentation more sophisticated.

Dates: Thursday 15- Friday 16 September 2016
Cost: £275 including a non-refundable deposit of £95


Please email info@egi.uk.com for more information about any of the above or visit http://www.egi.co.uk for our full programme.



GESTALT THERAPY CHINA
A new 4 year Gestalt therapy training program is being offered in China by Gestalt Therapy International, in association with  Dishikun Management Consulting.  Steve Vinay Gunther, who has been teaching Gestalt in China for 6 years, is the director of the program.

The program consists of 4 sessions per year, each session 6 days face to face training. In addition there are videos presenting Gestalt theory, assessments and readings. There are a total of 930 training hours over the 4 years.

In addition, there are Relational Gestalt workshops of varying duration held regularly in a number of cities in China.

For more information contact:
DuLi
+86 151-9576-2269
duli@dskchina.cn
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Visit the new website for the Gestalt therapy community 

the Gestalt Therapy Network

where you will find discussion boards exploring topics of interest,

an "add-a-link" project where institutes, centers, and individuals can post links to their own web sites -- a continually updated
bibliography of Gestalt resources, and other materials of timely interest