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June 1, 2017

 

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GESTALT CENTER FOR PSYCHOCHERAPY AND TRAINING
New York, NY

SHAME, DESIRE & COMPASSION / Hiro Yasuda, LCSW-R, CGP / Saturday, May 20 / 10:00 am – 4:00 PM
Despite the fact that we all recognize the experience of shame, we feel ashamed for feeling shame. A few of us are courageous enough to share our experience of shame with others. As for the rest of us, we hide. In cultures where feeling shame is considered shameful, how do we as therapists work with clients who struggle with this universal, yet often stigmatized human experience? This didactic-experiential workshop will help you gain theoretical and cross-cultural understandings of the origins, forms, and functions of shame through the lenses of Gestalt theory, sociology, and neuroscience. $120 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 5)

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



THE GESTALT CENTRE BELFAST
Training Programme 2017-19

1. Starting September 2017

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.

2. Starting September 2018

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.

This will also be the course's second run. The current training started September 2016, and we are very excited by this journey trainers and trainees have embarked on. For a flavour of the course, see our Facebook page (Gestalt Centre Belfast).

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.

GCB 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



Post-graduate School in Gestalt Psychotherapy
(Ragusa, Rome, Venice)
directed by GIOVANNI SALONIA and VALERIA CONTE

is pleased to present

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN ROME, ITALY on June 10/11, 2017
"Trauma and Body in Psychotherapy: the clinical treatments".

The seminar will introduce the Gestalt Therapy and Sensorimotor psychotherapy 's models of intervention. Our special guest for the occasion will be KEKUNI MINTON, Ph.D., co-author (with Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Claire Pain Ph.D.) of Trauma and the body. A sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy.

The event is intended for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Doctors and Students in Specialized Training.

TIMES
Saturday, 9:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am-1:30pm

PRATICAL INFORMATION

Location and transportation: Hotel del Quirinale Via Nazionale, 7 Rome [METRO A Repubblica], Italy.

The fee [VAT included] for attending is:

• 210,00 €
• 120,00 € for students of Psychotherapy and students graduating in Medicine and Psychology.

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.gestaltherapy.it

--
Gestalt  Therapy Kairòs
Rivista di Psicoterapia
Journal of Psychotherapy

Via Virgilio, 10
97100 Ragusa - Italia
tel:   +39 0932 682109
FAX: +39 0932 682227
redazione.gtk@gestaltherapy.it

http://www.gestaltherapy.it
http://www.gestaltgtk.blogspot.it

Le informazioni contenute nella presente comunicazione e i relativi allegati possono essere riservate e sono, comunque, destinate esclusivamente alle persone o alla Società sopraindicati.
La diffusione, distribuzione e/o copiatura del documento trasmesso da parte di qualsiasi soggetto diverso dal destinatario è proibita, sia ai sensi dell’art. 616 c.p. , che ai sensi del D.Lgs. n. 196/2003.
Se avete ricevuto questo messaggio per errore, vi preghiamo di distruggerlo e di informarci immediatamente per telefono allo 0932 682109 o inviando un messaggio all’indirizzo e-mail
redazione.gtk@gestaltherapy.it.
Se non desideri ricevere in futuro altri messaggi, invia un'email a redazione.gtk@gestaltherapy.it con la dicitura "CANCELLAMI".
--
Gestalt  Therapy Kairòs
Rivista di Psicoterapia
Journal of Psychotherapy

Via Virgilio, 10
97100 Ragusa - Italia
tel:   +39 0932 682109
FAX: +39 0932 682227
redazione.gtk@gestaltherapy.it

http://www.gestaltherapy.it
http://www.gestaltgtk.blogspot.it



TRANSFORMATIONAL CHAIRWORK - June 2017
New York City - June 2, 2017

Transformational Chairwork - Addictions, Trauma, and Self-Hatred

For more information and to register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformational-chairwork-addictions-trauma-and-self-hatred-tickets-32356617514

Oslo, Norway - June 8th and 9th, 2017

This two-day Chairwork training will focus on such issues as: Resolving Inner Conflict; Healing from Grief and Loss; Working with Addictions; Overcoming Trauma and Interpersonal Mistreatment; and Challenging Self-Hatred.

For more information and to register, please to to: http://www.psykologbehandling.no/Utdanningiskjematerapi/Oversiktoverenkeltkurs.aspx

Lima, Peru - June 24th and 25th, 2017

This two-day Chairwork training will focus on such issues as" Resolving Inner Conflict; Healing from Grief and Loss; Working with Addictions; Overcoming Trauma and Interpersonal Mistreatment; and Challenging Self-Hatred.

For more information and to register, please go to: https://www.gestaltgrupoperu.com/

To learn more about Chairwork, please go to: http://transformationalchairwork.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.
 
~In Beautiful Mendocino County, 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



EMBODIED RELATIONAL SEX THERAPY
A Full-Spectrum Neurobiological-Gestalt (FSG) Training

Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD

November 3 and 4, 2017
Beverly Hills, California

Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6:30 pm each day 

AASECT-approved for 12 CE Credits

This seminar offers an embodied relational approach for working with both individuals and couples on relationship and sexual issues. We specifically focus on the interplay between sexual aliveness and emotional connection in a relationship.

In particular, we examine the impact of a wide spectrum of emotions, expressed or repressed, on sexual interest, arousal, and fulfillment—including anxiety, resentment, guilt, shame, love, enthusiasm, and empathy—and how to utilize present-centered processing and creativity to uncover and address the underlying feelings. 

In this 2-day workshop you will:
• Explore an embodied-relational model for emotional and sexual fulfillment in intimate relationships that draws from sexology, neurobiological research, and Gestalt present-centered experiential practice.

• Practice experiential training that emphasizes personal growth through Gestalt present-centered processing, felt-sense perceptiveness, conscious breathing, imagery, attunement to body-based cues, and non-interpretive feedback.

For more information on Full-Spectrum Gestalt trainings (FSG) and to register, please visit:
http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-professionals

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

Stella Resnick, PhD
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 205B
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
http://www.drstellaresnick.com



Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy
Director: Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

SUMMER PROGRAMME FOR GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
- A space and time for yourself and an update on new clinical issues -
Siracusa (Italy) - July 26-30, 2017

One of the most important (and forgotten) issues for psychotherapists is to take care of oneself and to give oneself time and space to breathe, concentrate, to be able to accept the support of someone else.

This Summer retreat and training will offer you the possibility to work on yourself, while being updated on contemporary Gestalt therapy theory and to reflect on the application of Gestalt therapy principles to todays clinical problems and - of course - to have good Italian food, swim in the Ionian Sea, and visit many historical (Greek and Roman) sites.

The program is led by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher, internationl trainer, Director of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Siracusa, Palermo and Milan). She has founded the Istituto di Gestalt in 1979 and it was the first School of Gestalt therapy training in Italy.
She and the trainers at her institute have made a significant contribution to the development of this psychotherapeutic method internationally, in terms of ongoing dialog with the demands of the society in which we live.

The Institute is recognized by the Italian Minister for Universities and by the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT). It is running Gestalt Therapy courses in Siracusa, Palermo and Milan.
For more information visit http://www.gestaltitaly.com

MAIN TOPICS
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Being a psychotherapist in contemporary society: current clinical practice in different cultures

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Theory update: development of society and contemporary clinical issues.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Theory update: bodily and emotional desensitization in a globalized world

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Personal work. Theory update: fear of death and the need for rootedness in Gestalt therapy clinical practice

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Our own personality and id-functioning today.

LANGUAGE
English

LOCATION
The seminar will take place at the seaside in Siracuse. It will be possible to swim during breaks and after 6pm everyday. Friday afternoon is free time, when it will be possible to visit nearby historical places like Siracuse, Ortigia and Noto.
A list of B&Bs and hotels will be provided to participants.

COST
700 Euro (board and lodging excluded).
550 Euro for the first five colleagues from Eastern European Countries (board and lodging excluded).

PARTICIPANTS
Gestalt psychotherapists. Maximum 20 people.

INFORMATION
http://www.gestaltitaly.com
info@gestalt.it

REGISTRATION
Through the site http://www.gestaltitaly.com.
A CV is required.

CERTIFICATE
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants



IN THE DANCE BETWEEN THERAPIST AND CLIENT.
Aesthetic and Phenomenological Dia-gnosis in Gestalt Therapy.

Two days of Theory, Clinics and Research with Nancy McWilliams

Siracusa (Italy) - June 9-10, 2017

It’s well known that the quality of the therapeutic alliance is the best predictor of the therapeutic outcome, beyond the kind of disturbance lamented by the client.
The phenomenological and aesthetic perspectives within which we participate rather than objectify the world and experience it through sensory perceptions, attunement, and resonances, are proper antidotes to the desensitization common to contemporary society.
The seminar includes theoretical and experiential components as well as, possibly also live sessions led by Nancy McWilliams and by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, commented upon by other speakers and, for research purposes, by Madeleine Fogarty (author of Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale).

Who will dialogue with them on concepts such as research in psychotherapy, field, intuition, attunement, resonance, spontaneity in therapeutic contact are academic teachers, researchers and trainers at the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, post-graduate school of psychotherapy.
Among  them are:
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Piero Cavaleri (Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Siracuse)
Santo Di Nuovo (Catania University, Italy)
Madeleine Fogarty (Melbourne University, Australia)
Paolo Migone (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane journal)

LANGUAGE
Translation from English into Italian will be provided, as well as from Italian into English if required.

LOCATION
Conference room of Paolo Orsi Museum, an exclusive museum full of history, close to the Greek Theatre and Ortigia, Syracuse (Italy)

COST
100 Euro (board and lodging excluded)

PARTICIPANTS
Psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, helping professionals

CERTIFICATE
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants.

INFORMATION
https://www.gestaltitaly.com/nancy-mcwilliams-research/
info@gestalt.it

REGISTRATION
Through the site http://www.gestaltitaly.com.



MOVING TOWARDS THE EDGE
An advance International Event in Gestalt Therapy
With
Michael V. MILLER, Ruella FRANK & Jean-Marie ROBINE

This six-day program, a collaboration among Michael Vincent Miller, Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine, three international trainers and theorists, is intended for experienced practitioners as well as trainers of Gestalt therapy. The emphasis is on expanding possibilities and exploring new horizons in our work.
Foundational concepts of Gestalt therapy, such as contacting, contact-boundary, theory of self, etc., will be scrutinized and given new shape. Some of our concerns to be taken up: The phenomenology of movement in early development and therapy; anxiety, depression, and trauma from a temporal point of view; the central place of form in the aesthetics of health and pathology; reflexivity--the moving I and the feeling Me--in the theory of self.
Each half-day, one of the presenters will open the topic and the other two join in to contribute to a further illumination of the theme, and arrive at an integration of our various perspectives. There also will be ample time for experiments, small group discussion, and therapy demonstrations to ground this new material in participants’ experience.

Bilbao - Spain • 2018, July 23-29

Information - registration :
Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie
ifgt@orange.fr
http://www.gestalt-ifgt.com  •  +335 57 58 29 70



****** NEW TRANSLATIONS ******

GESTALT THERAPY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Francesetti, G., Gecele, M., Roubal, J. (eds.) (2013)

Gestalt Therapy in Clinical Practice. From Psychopathology to the Aesthetics of Contact.
Franco Angeli, Milano

50 authors from 20 countries on more then 700 pages describe their theoretical understanding and practical experiences with major topics of Gestalt therapy work with more severely disturbed patients. The book covers both general issues like psychopathology, diagnostics, development, medication etc. and specific situations of clinical work in different contexts or with people suffering from different psychiatrically diagnosed disorders.
The editors - Gianni Francesetti, Michela Gecele and Jan Roubal - describe the vision of the book: 
"From psychopathology to the aesthetics of contact. In this line you can find the core of our vision: in the contact process human suffering can be reached and modified and this transformation is aesthetic. Two ideas are present here: first of all, psychopathology is a co-creative phenomenon of the field, it is emerging at the contact boundary and can be transformed in the process of contact. Secondly, this transformation is aesthetic: that means, it is perceived by our senses, it is evaluated by aesthetic intrinsic criteria and can even create beauty. Through this means we can bring psychopathology to the heart of Gestalt therapy theory."

Leslie Greenberg in his Preface to the book claims: "A Gestalt therapy handbook on Psychopathology, and to boot a relational approach to this complex topic! This book is ground breaking and revolutionary. Breaking new ground is always controversial, as I am sure this book will be, both among Gestalt therapists and among more traditional medical model psychopathologically oriented psychiatrists and psychologists. First generation Gestalt therapists would probably respond with shock and surprise to see Gestalt being applied to severe disorders and to the use of labels such as borderline and narcissistic. On the other hand medical model practitioners will find it hard to assimilate concepts such as that psychopathology emerges at the contact boundary and ideas of process oriented, aesthetic diagnoses.
But as revolutionary ideas they hopefully will have an impact on received views of treatment and psychopathology and help give Gestalt therapy a voice in mainstream dialogue on more severe disorders."

Robert Elliott in his review in the APA Journal Psychotherapy (2014, Vol.51, No.3, 462-463): "The humanistic therapies have long rejected psychiatric diagnosis and, along with that, the development of specific ways of working with specific client populations. Although this has begun to change in recent years, little is known about how to go about adapting humanistic approaches such as Gestalt therapy to specific subpopulations of clients. This is exactly what Francesetti, Gecele, and Roubal set out to do in Gestalt Therapy in Clinical Practice. (...) Reviewing a book like this is a bit like reviewing an encyclopedia."

Katy Wakelin in her review in the British Gestalt Journal (2014, Vol.23, No.2, 55-58): "I do not think another book of this calibre on Gestalt psychopathology will come along for a generation"

Available on paper and kindle here:
http://www.gestalt.it/eng/

NOW THE FRENCH (L'Exprimerie, St.Romain-La-VirvŽe), SPANISH (Los libros del CTP, Madrid), ROMANIAN (Gestalt Books, Bucharest), ITALIAN (Franco Angeli, Milano), POLISH (Harmonia Universalis, Gdansk), GERMAN (EHP Edition Humanistische Psychologie, Gevelsberg), DUTCH (Digitalis, Utrecht), RUSSIAN (Migtik, Moscow) EDITIONS ARE AVAILABLE!



Post-graduate School in Gestalt Psychotherapy
(Ragusa, Rome, Venice)

directed by GIOVANNI SALONIA and VALERIA CONTE

is pleased to present


INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN ROME, ITALY on June 10/11, 2017
"Trauma and Body in Psychotherapy: the clinical treatments".

The seminar will introduce the Gestalt Therapy and Sensorimotor psychotherapy 's models of intervention. Our special guest for the occasion will be KEKUNI MINTON, Ph.D., co-author (with Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Claire Pain Ph.D.) of Trauma and the body. A sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy.

The event is intended for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Doctors and Students in Specialized Training.

TIMES
Saturday, 9:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am-1:30pm

PRATICAL INFORMATIONS

Location and transportation: Hotel del Quirinale Via Nazionale, 7 Rome [METRO A Repubblica], Italy.

The fee [VAT included] for attending is:

• 210,00 €
• 120,00 € for students of Psychotherapy and students graduating in Medicine and Psychology.

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.gestaltherapy.it

--
Gestalt  Therapy Kairòs
Rivista di Psicoterapia
Journal of Psychotherapy

Via Virgilio, 10
97100 Ragusa - Italia
tel:   +39 0932 682109
FAX: +39 0932 682227
redazione.gtk@gestaltherapy.it

http://www.gestaltherapy.it
http://www.gestaltgtk.blogspot.it

Le informazioni contenute nella presente comunicazione e i relativi allegati possono essere riservate e sono, comunque, destinate esclusivamente alle persone o alla Società sopraindicati.
La diffusione, distribuzione e/o copiatura del documento trasmesso da parte di qualsiasi soggetto diverso dal destinatario è proibita, sia ai sensi dell’art. 616 c.p. , che ai sensi del D.Lgs. n. 196/2003.
Se avete ricevuto questo messaggio per errore, vi preghiamo di distruggerlo e di informarci immediatamente per telefono allo 0932 682109 o inviando un messaggio all’indirizzo e-mail
redazione.gtk@gestaltherapy.it.
Se non desideri ricevere in futuro altri messaggi, invia un'email a redazione.gtk@gestaltherapy.it con la dicitura "CANCELLAMI".



**-THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND
JUNE Submission 2017

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

DATES: Sat, Jun 17, 2017-Sun, Jun 18, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 7 contact hours (6 hours ethics)

In this workshop we will explore the “braided” relationship of culture, shame, and ethics as they relate to our practice as professionals. The “strands” of culture, shame, and ethics show up in our personal experience, our experience of others, and how we experience our work with our clients/patients.

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

GESTALT MARATHON GROUP

FACULTY: Ansel Woldt, EDD, Logan M. Lamprecht, PHD, PCC, NCC
DATES: Sat, Jun 24, 2017-Sun, Jun 25, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
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 to others. Participation in this workshop fulfills 15 hours Continuing Education (CEUs) in interpersonal processes, group dynamics and organizational applications. Satisfactory participation in this workshop meets the prerequisite Gestalt group experience for applicants to the post-graduate "GTP" programs. While we will be together as a group most of the day, there will be opportunities for sub-grouping and alone time. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and small snacks, e.g., fruit, nuts, etc. that may be shared. We will be "ordering out" for dinner, the cost of which is to be borne by participants.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org

ETHICAL EXPERIENCE AND OUR ATTITUDES TOWARD THE OTHER

FACULTY: Daniel E. Jones, PhD, Jennifer McWeeny, PhD
DATES: Saturday, July 8, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 6 ethics contact hours

"We will turn to phenomenology to address the questions: What is the ethical experience? When does the ethical experience occur? What can be said of the person who has this experience? One of Gestalt therapy's central concepts is contact with the 'other'. We will explore together how the ethical experience shapes the Gestalt practitioner's attitudes toward the other.

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

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT PRACTICE

FACULTY: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC, Jessica Moncrief, MSSA, LISW-S
DATES: Friday, July 14, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 3.5 ethics contact hours

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

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

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT

FACULTY: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, Ellen Ressler Hoffman, MA, PCC
DATES: Fri, Jul 21, 2017-Sun, Jul 23, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 ethics 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.

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

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT

FACULTY: Allison E. Bruce MEd, PCC, Elizabeth Welch, MA, CDP
DATES: Fri, Aug 18, 2017-Sun, Aug 20, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 ethics 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.

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

ADDICTION AND SHAME/BODY: HEALING THE FEELING OF UNWORTHINESS IN RECOVERY

FACULTY: Michael C. Clemmens, PhD, Monique Rodriguez, MA, NCC, LPC
DATES: Fri, Aug 25, 2017-Sat, Aug 26, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 13 ethics contact hours

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

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

GESTALT TRAINING PROGRAM (GTP XX) - SESSION 1

FACULTY: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, Ellen Ressler Hoffman, MA, PCC
DATES:
Session 1: September 14-17, 2017
Session 2: November 9-12, 2017
Session 3: January 11-14, 2018
Session 4: March 15-18, 2018
Session 5: May 3-6, 2018
Session 6: September 13-16, 2018
Session 7: November 8-11, 2018
Session 8: January 10-13, 2019
Session 9: March 7-10, 2019
Session 10: May 9-12, 2019
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 250 contact hours

The Gestalt Training Program (GTP) is designed to foster the growth, development, and transformation of people in a manner unique to the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in service to individuals' personal and professional development.

GTP strives for diversity and the building of a community of people with different backgrounds, ideologies, cultures, races, religions, and professions. We engage in the important work of expanding our capacity for living a meaningful life and our potential to contribute meaningfully to the world. We support the integration of body, mind, emotion, and spirit in search of a richly satisfying way of life.

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



RELATIONAL LIVING BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY
DEVELOPING EMBODIED INTERVENTIONS AND EXPERIMENTS WITHIN THE CO-CREATED EMBODIED FIELD
Julianne Appel-Opper     http://www.thelivingbody.de

NEXT DATES IN BIRMINGHAM, U.K. IN 2017 at the Birmingham Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP on Saturday 8th July; ADVANCED WORKSHOP on Sunday 9th July
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS as one-off supervision/psychotherapy/consulting sessions on Wednesday 5th July 2017

NEXT BERLIN-SERIES IN ENGLISH  2017-2018
Dates: 20-11 Oct 2017; 19-21 Jan 2018; 20-22 April 2018; 15-17 June 2018.

The way both client and therapist look, sit, move, and breathe sends messages in both directions. Within a cocreated embodied field two living bodies communicate with each other as rhythms and melodies of moving and being moved. Julianne has developed a new way of understanding of and working within this body-to-body-communication in a relational and field oriented way. Her approach is well situated within research fields of neuroscience, attachment, and developmental psychology. Using her experience of many years of clinical practice and teaching, she offers a safe and respectful space for exercises, experiential process, live supervision, small group work together with theory input and a critical discussion and reflection of different approaches to body process in psychotherapy and relevant interdisciplinary research findings in this field. Participation of the BERLIN-PROGRAM includes a handout and a discount on the Confer Module Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy, to which she participated in 2016.

For detailed flier and to book your place, please email julianne.ao@web.de or visit her website http://www.thelivingbody.de.
 
JULIANNE APPEL-OPPER, Psychol. Psychotherapist, UKCP reg. Integrative/ Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor,Trainer.
Founder and Director of the Berlin-Series 'Relational Living Body Psychotherapy'



25 Years Of The British Gestalt Journal - An Experiment Into The Unknown
 
30th June to 2nd July 2017 - Wokefield Park, Reading, UK
 
The Gestalt community are invited to join together and engage in an experiment into the unknown at the UKAGP 2017 Conference

In the second of a series of video interviews, we chat with therapist, author & trainer Peter Philippson about what he’s looking forward to in this year’s UKAGP ‘Celebrating our Community’ conference.
In conversation with Belinda Harris, Peter shares what he finds fascinating about Gestalt conferences, his ideal workshop, and the role of theory in everyday life http://ukagp.org.uk/peter-philippson-interview/

Join a unique investigation as renowned International and UK writers
Lynne Jacobs - Peter Philippson - Joe Melnick - Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb - Gaie Houston, publish papers in the BGJ prior to the conference, allowing you to bring your reactions and thoughts, so together we can use them as a spring-board for exploration
 
In a ‘World Cafe' community activity, with the writers present, themes will
develop through dialogue into emergent interest groups, and then, in focused conversations, we will explore these topics together
 
Be part of an engaging Gestalt experiment into the unknown.
Last few places left, so to book your place at this unique event visit: http://ukagp.org.uk/celebrating-our-community/



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

A COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR COACH CERTIFICATION:
Skills for High-Impact Coaching
Session 1: November 2-6, 2017; Session 2: January 18-22, 2018; Session 3: April 19-23, 2018
Location: Wellfleet, MA, USA
Faculty Drawn From: Stuart N. Simon, PCC, Co-Director; Mary Anne Walk, MCC, Co-Director; Anne Carr, MCC; Jackie Sherman, PCC; and Zeynep Tozum, PCC
GISC's ICF-accredited coach certification program provides intensive training and coaching skill development using our Gestalt core concepts within a supportive and dynamic learning community. We develop awareness, presence, and coaching competence uniquely in each participant resulting in profound personal and professional growth.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CoachCertification.php

SEEING AND DESCRIBING PATTERNS IN CLIENT SYSTEMS:
Skills for High-Impact Intervention
June 22-25, 2017
Location: Wellfleet, MA, USA
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

CAPE COD TRAINING PROGRAM: THE THIRD WEEK - EUROPE
Advanced Training in the Cape Cod Model
September 14-18, 2017
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Faculty: Sharona Halpern, LMHC, and Stuart Simon, LICSW
This five-day program is open only to graduates of the Cape Cod Training Program (CCTP) and is structured to increase the learning and practice of core principles of the model. Practitioners will have the opportunity to increase their competency with the Cape Cod Model, with a goal of enhancing their ability to intervene with confidence and high impact in their work with individuals, couples, families, groups and teams. Additionally, participants will be supported to continue to explore their own personal development, with an opportunity to identify professional "blind-spots" as well as their personal and professional "growing edge."
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CCTPThirdWeekEurope.php

VISUAL LEADERSHIP:
A Program in Graphic Facilitation for Consultants, Teachers, Leaders, Facilitators, Project Managers, and anyone in between
September 14-16, 2017
Location: Wellfleet, MA, USA
Faculty: Nora Herting, MFA, and Sky Freyss-Cole
This is a beginner course in graphic facilitation and Gestalt leadership concepts. No particular drawing skills are required. Work with expert facilitators from Image Think and our GISC faculty to learn how you can use visual tools to energize meetings and improve your skills managing differences on teams.
http://www.gisc.org/leaders/programs/visualleadership.php

WORKING WITH THE BODY IN MIND:
Embodied Presence in Practice
September 17-19, 2017
Location: Wellfleet, MA, USA
Faculty: Archie Roberts, MA, and Ann Carr, MS, MCC, GPCC
Explore a variety of insights and techniques to connect the mind with the body, in ways useful for yourself as well as your clients. Using physical process and theater techniques learn to enhance your physical presence and impact.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/WorkBodyinMind.php

COACHING AND CONSULTING WITH TEAMS - EUROPE
Applying the Cape Cod Model in Organizations
October 16-21, 2017
Hosted by Norlin & Partners
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Faculty: Joseph Melnick, PhD, Program Director
Additional Faculty: Zeynep Tozum, MA, PCC
This program provides advanced practice in the organizational applications of the Cape Cod Model©, a competence-based approach to facilitating greater effectiveness and change. Practitioners will sharpen their ability to coach teams and consult with groups. Class size is limited to assure concentrated practice working with real clients and an opportunity to receive individual feedback.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CoachingConsultingEurope.php



NEW PUBLICATION
A GESTALT COACHING PRIMER: THE PATH TOWARD AWARENESS IQ
By DOROTHY E. SIMINOVITCH, PHD, MCC
 
A GESTALT COACHING PRIMER: THE PATH TOWARD AWARENESS IQ synthesizes the author's extensive knowledge, experience, and practice with one of the most powerful and relevant coaching approaches for today's complex world. Dr. Siminovitch introduces readers to the essentials of Gestalt coaching, and gives coaches, consultants, and leaders process perspectives and tools for centered grounding and greater self-awareness. Gestalt coaching offers its practitioners and clients powerful ways to be focused, agile, effective, and inspirational in their personal and professional lives. Core Gestalt theory, models, and practices are clearly defined and illustrated in the context of our inter-connected, fast-paced environments. Readers will learn how a cultivated presence and strategic use of self inform Awareness Intelligence (Awareness IQ) to better serve clients and enhance intervention skills for greater personal and professional mastery.
 
Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC is a founder, champion, leader, and evolver of Gestalt coaching in the professional coaching world. She is an international coach and consultant, and a valued presenter and speaker. Dorothy is founder and principal of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC (http://www.gestaltcoachingworks.com). She is Director of Training for ICF-accredited coach training programs in Istanbul and Toronto.
 
To purchase: Available on Amazon and Amazon Europe.
Also available at CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/6970987



ORIGINS: A BODY MIND THERAPY RETREAT
With Simone Moir
August 26- September 2, 2017
Ikaria, Greece

Visit: http://www.pranaroom.org/retreat
http://www.facebook.com/OriginsRetreat/

Join us on a retreat to the island of Ikaria, Greece and explore the body-based origins of who you are. Simone Moir will share with you her unique integration of Yoga therapeutics, Buddhist retreat practice and Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy to help you rediscover the support of your own body as you move through the world.

In this healing retreat, we explore the movement patterns that shaped us since the first year of our lives. Sessions in mindfulness meditation, yoga and Gestalt therapy will help you to drop beneath your story about yourself and shift stuck patterns of relating – in a safe, supported environment with like-minded individuals on a similar journey. This retreat is open to the public and therapists alike.

This retreat is open to the public and therapists alike.

On this retreat you may:

Deepen your sensory awareness
Increase your capacity for being present
Connect with intuitive body-based knowing
Bring clarity to your choices and decision-making
Communicate with greater authenticity
Learn to create and sustain intimacy
Increase acceptance of yourself and others

But it won’t be all hard work! Sessions are conducted in a studio facing the Aegean sea. With direct access to the beaches, food and culture of the Island, there will also be time for socializing, exploring, and relaxing on island-time.

Ikaria is world renowned for the long and healthy lives of the locals. This ideal location offers a nourishing environment to quiet the noise of busyness and mental chatter, awaken your sense perceptions and take a real look at yourself.

The retreat program is packed with resources to support you in taking a leap towards the way you really want to feel. You will leave this retreat with a rich groundwork in practices to sustain change in your life.

Program Fee: $1,200 CAD
Accommodations separate 1200 Euro

- 4 Spots Left - Registration closes June 23, 2017
**Special** Receive 20% off Program fee if you mention 'News and Notes' when you register

Simone Moir is a Gestalt Psychotherapist working in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga from her studio Parkdale Prana Room in Toronto, Canada. As a therapist and teacher, Simone balances playfulness and creativity to promote greater spontaneity in the lives of her clients.



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



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

THE MASK THAT REVEALS THE UNLIVED LIFE: RELATIONAL CHANGE GATHERING 2017

Is there an unlived life in each of us? A part of us that is longing to live more fully? In this one-day gathering we will explore how to reveal this part through mask, movement, imagery and expressive art. Through active imagination we can begin to see these threads of potential life and start to bring them to life. The day will be led by Relational Change affiliate, Sue Congram. Drawing on Gestalt and Jungian theory, she will explore ideas of active imagination and the imaginal field. She will discuss the theory and history behind this work and what we can do to expand our unlived life. Whether you are a therapist, counsellor, organisational consultant, coach, or just interested in the work of Relational Change, we believe you will discover something useful in this day of reflection and discussion. This is an opportunity for us to gather as a community, share updates on our work and strengthen relationships.

Date: November 30th 2017 | Venue: Notting Hill, London, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/RC-Gathering2017-Flyer.pdf
Contact: Sue Gammons sueg@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL SUPERVISION

This certificate/diploma programme is suitable for psychotherapists, counsellors and organisational practitioners wishing to be accredited to supervise others and is based upon our new matrix model of a relational approach to supervision and supervisory practice.

Date: Starts December 2017 | Venue: Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/Flyer_Relational%20Supervision_2017-8.pdf
Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL ORGANISATIONAL GESTALT (ROG)

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

Date: Starts December 2017 | Venue: Esher, Surrey, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/rog-training.html  
Contact: Marie-Anne Chidiac mac@relationalchange.org

RELATIONAL CHANGE: COUPLES WORK

This certificate/diploma course offers an approach to couples work grounded in a relational perspective of practice. The emphasis is on a pragmatic and creative approach to working with couples within a relational frame.

Date: Starts January 2018 | Venue: Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, UK
Details: http://www.relationalchange.org/pdf/CouplesTrainingCert2018.pdf
Contact: Sally Taylor sallyt@relationalchange.org



For a research project I am in search for tips for the application and the use of audio recordings and video recordings in the work of Fritz Perls in the narrower sense and the Gestalt therapy in the broader sense. I would be very thankful if you have any tips, comments or reports! Is it maybe possible to publish my inquiry on your mailing list?

With kind regards,
Céline Kaiser

Contact: Prof. Dr. Céline Kaiser, Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen, Ottersberg/UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS, Am Wiestebruch 68, 28870 Ottersberg, Mail: Celine.Kaiser@hks-ottersberg.de



"New Gestalt Voices": Call for Contributions.

Newgestaltvoices.org is the new student & new graduate owned & edited journal developed for people who haven't published or published much within the Gestalt field. We aim to publish a twice yearly PDF Journal (the first edition out in July 2017). We accept all forms of writing, and any other kind of creativity (photography, visuals, video art etc.) anything that can be showcased via our website. We are currently seeking contributors for our 2nd (January 2018) edition. For articles we ask for a 1-2p overview by mid July (see publication timetable; http://newgestaltvoices.org/contribute/guidance-for-contributors/ ). We link our writers together via a Facebook group, to facilitate support for the writing process. Contributions please via Editor (John@newgestaltvoices.org). Thanks, The NGV team.

  


 

For information about submitting contributions to News and Notes, send an email requesting information to news@gestalt.org.  There is no charge for listings.

 

 


 

 

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