News and Notes

 

August 15, 2017

 

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THE GESTALT CENTRE BELFAST
Training Programme 2017-20


1. Starting September 2018 - currently recruiting

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, coaching, 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. They have now completed Year One and will embark on Year Two this September. 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.

2. Starting 2018 (dates tba) - expressions of interest welcome

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.

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. timetables, costs and application packs, contact info@gestaltbelfast.org. See also ‘Gestalt Centre Belfast’ page on Facebook and https://www.gestaltbelfast.org



INTERVENTION MASTERY SKILLS: PRESENCE AND STRATEGIC USE OF SELF

With
Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC

DATES:   November 28-30, 2017
LOCATION:   Toronto, Ontario
CCEUs:   25
COST:   $1,800usd + HST (includes a non-refundable $75usd registration fee; graduates of coach training programs: ask about scholarship availability)

Personal and professional mastery means that we are aware of what we evoke and responsible for what we provoke. As coaches, we are tasked with being present in our presence and being able to leverage our presence in order to:
--  be aware of who we are
--  act choicefully in the moment
--  strengthen our capacity to influence and to inspire others
--  nurture our ability to effectively intervene across multiple levels of system relevant to the client.
Skillful leveraging of presence requires excellent process management skills that invite awareness, choice, and innovation.

This workshop draws from Gestalt foundations, and is designed to explore coaching presence and to develop a perceptive and strategic use of self that can make a difference in the personal and professional lives of clients. We offer a highly experiential, relational, and feedback-rich workshop that allows our participants to practice what they are learning in the observant, supportive company of equally committed peers and experienced Gestalt practitioners.

Participants will:
--  Strengthen awareness of their distinctive presence
--  Explore their impact and effectiveness as intervener at multiple levels of system
--  Identify their access to both intimacy and strategic action
--  Learn developmental strategies to increase personal and professional mastery

INQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION
Contact Martha Lannoch, Administrator, at textmatters@att.net

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Gestalt Coaching Works at http://www.gestaltcoachingworks.com



MARIANNE FRY LECTURE 2017
Saturday 30th Sept 10.30 - 4.30
Engineers House, Bristol, UK

RECLAIMING THE HEART OF PSYCHOTHERAPY with NICK TOTTON - therapist, trainer and author. Nick has written or edited books including Psychotherapy and Politics; The Politics of Psychotherapy; Not A Tame Lion –  Therapy in its Social and Political Contexts; Wild Therapy and Embodied Relating.  He has long been involved  in the politics of therapy, edited the journal Psychotherapy and Politics International, was Chair of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, and is outgoing Chair of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union.

About the lecture
The last few decades have seen a powerful movement within therapy to tighten its theoretical and institutional structures. It has set up processes of regulation and surveillance on every level to make psychotherapy and counselling conform to the model of a 21st century profession.
Nick will argue that this Procrustean approach – chopping bits off here and stretching bits painfully there – may have had a certain value. It has forced us to attend to what it has failed to notice: that the values and attitudes at the core of our work are incompatible with defining ourselves as a conventional profession.  However, a powerful groundswell of opposition is now reclaiming the heart of psychotherapy, thus counter-balancing the movement towards regulation.
The lecture will start with Nick considering how he sees this process of reaffirmation, and his own part in it. We will then move by stages into a collective process.  In pairs and small groups we will ask ourselves: What is at the heart of my practice? How does this support me in joining hands with other therapists, so as to create the sort of environment where psychotherapy can flourish?

The cost of the day, including lunch and refreshments is:
£80 full; £70 Earlybird before 30th June;
£55 students and £50 concessions
Booking information and more details on website: http://www.mariannefrylectures.co.uk



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.

You can see our full range of training opportunities and events here: http://www.relationalchange.org/training-events.html.  And if you’d like to kept informed, please sign up to receive our newsletter by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/3cgtH.  

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 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 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 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
 


 
 **-THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND
 AUGUST Submission 2017
 
 
 *** 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 Experience Workshop: An Introduction to Gestalt ***
FACULTY: Allison E. Bruce MEd, PCC, Nancy S. Wadsworth, PhD, LISW
DATES: Friday, September 8th 1:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, September 9th 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, September 10th 9:00am-1:00pm
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

*** Introduction to Gestalt Coaching ***
FACULTY: Juliann Spoth, PhD., MCC, BCC, PCC,GPCC
Melissa Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, BCC GPCC
anet Maurer, MA, PCC, GPCC
DATES: Monday, September 11th 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, September 12th 9:00am-6:00pm
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 12 ICF Core Competency hours
 
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
  
*** Coaching at the Point of Contact ***
FACULTY: Herb Stevenson, MA, CDP, CPC, BCC
DATES: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:00am-6:00pm
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 7.5 GPCC CCEs
4.5 Core Competency ICF CCEs (pending)
3 Resource Development ICF CCEs (pending)
 
This workshop offers a deep dive into the exploration of coaching at the point of contact; the point where growth occurs. Using the contact model developed by the presenter and tested for the last thirty years, the workshop will create a frame of reference for contact that coaches can use to increase the quality and level of contact with their client. The model explores the impact of presence and vulnerability on contact. Understanding these two dimensions and their inter-relationship deepens the coach's understanding and skill in making impactful contact with the client and enabling the client to expand his/her capacity to make impactful contact with self and others.
This workshop is designed for coaches and all levels of mental health professions.  May also be relevant for managers and human resource professionals.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org
 
 *** Making Contact in the Here & Now ***
 FACULTY: Herb Stevenson, MA, CDP, CPC, BCC
 DATES: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00am-6:00pm
 TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
 CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 7 GPCC CCEs
 3.5 Core Competency ICF CCEs (pending)
 3.5 Resource Development ICF CCEs (pending)

 Perls constantly indicated that the past and future are in the here and now, the precious present. This workshop will integrate the native American Medicine Wheel with Gestalt principles to create a model for supporting the client, coach and/or therapist to be fully present with each other. This addresses the often experienced "ping-pong" effect of jumping back and forth from the past and future, rather than resting in the present to make complete contact.
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
  
*** Facilitation from the Inside Out: Six Key Gestalt Coaching, Counseling and Group Leadership Competencies You can Learn from Horses and Nature ***
FACULTY: Jackie Stevenson, MSSA, LISW, EAGALA CRT, BCC, GPCC
DATES: September 24, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 5 Core Competency hours (pending)
 
Successful facilitation depends on authentic presence, the inner quality of the awareness, attention and intention of the agent of change, and the quality of the relational alliance with the client system. This workshop offers experiential learning focusing on six Gestalt and ICF facilitation competencies that support the development of the inner place from which the facilitator operates within the coaching, therapeutic, change agent and leadership relationship.
 
 This workshop will incorporate concepts and experiences from: Gestalt theory, ICF principles, positive psychology theory, and experiential learning with horses in nature. The format includes presentation, dialogue, experiential learning, and practice sessions. The venue will be in natural settings; both indoors and out in nature.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org
  
*** Aging Gracefully...or Not! From a Gestalt Relational Perspective ***
FACULTY: Gail Feinstein, LCSW
DATES: Fri, Oct 6, 2017-Sun, Oct 8, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 10.75 contact hours

Aging has the potential to bring incredible freedom and vibrancy into our maturing lives.  Yet this experience is largely determined by outdated cultural stereotypes.  Though many people decline with age, this phenomenon is not a natural consequence, but a ramification of our collective beliefs and expectations.  In our ageist culture women are held to a different standard.  Instead of believing in their capacity to remain strong, attractive and vital, they expect their bodies and minds to deteriorate with age.  Thus, we as a society, create a pattern of thoughts, behaviors and fears that often manifest the worst realities.
 
Using a Gestalt relational approach, breath and sensory awareness work, relational mindfulness, movement and touch, we will investigate what aging means to us, including the grief, fear, shame and depression that we may carry and explore our relationship with our bodies.  With a positive vision, we can create new conversations about growing older, while embracing our aging and reclaiming our confidence and trust in order to become reflections for each other and our clients.
 
Let us celebrate the art and empowerment of aging wisely!  Let us construct practices to support each other and consciously choose to affirm and uplift our sensual, wild womanly natures, transforming our experience from one of fear and anxiety to one of enthusiasm, joy and beauty.
 
This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org
  
*** Working with Families: Joining Embodiment and Story in Practice ***
FACULTY: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW
DATES: October 20, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 7 contact hours

As we sit with one another at our family tables we reveal our life history and begin to tell our story through an embodied relational dance. Our life themes, fears, hopes, wonderments, and dreams are expressed in our tissue and shared. Without words we engage in non-verbal conversation through sensing, feeling, moving and thinking. As we engage in our therapeutic practices with families, our own body stories influence the relational field.
 
In this workshop we will discover how we bring our body stories into contact with one another by applying movement exploration practices, improvisation with one another, and role play in small groups. By honoring and understanding the embodied relational dance that takes place within families, and in the therapeutic context we can broaden the depth and authenticity of our work.
 
This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org
  
*** Leadership for a Culture of Radical Engagement ***
FACULTY: Dorothy Cashore, Daniel Goldstein, MSW, LCSW, Kauser Razvi
DATES: October 20-22, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 14 contact hours
 
Expand your leadership capacity, especially in the area of culture building, an often overlooked and yet essential component of social transformation.
 
The social, economic, and ecological crises facing our world today challenge change leaders with an unprecedented scale and complexity in addressing them. Despite a strong imperative to lead with values different from those which created these crises, many find that even within communities deeply committed to change, undermining attitudes and habits can derail efforts, break apart relationships, and fracture organizations and movements.
 
This 2-day Introduction to Relational Public Narrative training gives participants a brief look at a storytelling model that innovates on "public narrative" practice rooted in a long social movement tradition and supports the participant in crafting a values-driven, strength-based story of personal leadership, that can then be linked to a larger story of community values. Inspired by the Gestalt tradition of human development, learn to offer statements of attunement, empathy and resonance as strategies to deepen bonds and strengthen bridges.
 
This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org
 
*** Community Stories: Protection in the Face of Trauma ***
FACULTY: Mark Fairfield, LCSW, BCD
DATES: October 22-24, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 15.75 contact hours

Background   
The human species evolves by selecting for its most adaptive versions. Over time the prevalent thinking on the meaning of “adaptive” has also evolved, under the influence of the fields of anthropology and social neuroscience. Today we understand that, rather than a measure of an individual’s strength or conditioning, adaptiveness is a relational capacity that our species has enhanced for millennia. Human adaptation has stretched toward extending our sensitivity and vulnerability, favoring abilities of more nuanced detection, engagement and learning from the complexity of our environment.  Of course, the nervous system infrastructure that gives rise to our sensate experience is itself a vast network of neural hubs, extending among and between whole populations.
 
Challenge
The very concept of a relational network of nervous systems has major implications for the field of trauma-informed care. Imagining a vast shared nervous system, we should reform our thinking about the origins and appropriate responses to traumatic stress. For example, in addition to the dysregulation one brain undergoes in the aftermath of a stressful event, a broader disorganization also befalls the social surround.
 
This is especially relevant when the stressful event was a heinous crime (as is so often the case in trauma). The social consciousness can rupture, pulling apart the narrative threads that otherwise bind together into a coherent community story. The event is erased from people’s memories. People often even collude in denying what happened. When this is the response, there is a disconnect between trauma symptoms and the context that helps people make sense them. This affects the consistency and quality of support made available to those overtly labeled “victims”. The capacity of the social environment to notice, recognize and story a stressful, disturbing event will powerfully shape the degree and severity of a traumatic response.
 
Objective
To create a more coherent experience in the face of trauma—one that supports the possibility of grieving losses and recovering resilience—we need to realign the story our bodies protect with the story our communities spread. Finding what mends those broken narrative fragments into a shared community story requires a capacity to identify how the Story of Domination is at play in unraveling our collective responses to trauma.
 
We need to build capacity for deconstructing the stories of separation propelling trauma. Our trauma-informed practitioners should listen for and promote stories of mutuality, stories that remind us how we are all interconnected and how the whole system keeps the score. Finally, we need healing practitioners to take a stand for restorative justice, especially when it becomes obvious that serious, heinous crimes and atrocities lie at the center of a person’s trauma.
 
Format
This workshop advances the goals of the Culture of Radical Engagement series by confronting more deeply the Story of Domination—and especially that story’s power to worsen and maintain trauma. Participants will be introduced to perspectives and practices designed to draw out appreciation of the ways whole systems share ownership of the burden of trauma. The learning format includes somatic experience and education, critical story development, social analysis, communal storytelling, and a further resonance practice.
 
This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org
  
*** Group Skills-LIVE! ***
FACULTY: Allison E. Bruce MEd, PCC, Mary Ann Kraus, PsyD, BCC
DATES: October 27, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 6 contact hours
 
Interested in facilitating groups? Are you currently facilitating groups and desire to improve your facilitation skills?  Join us for an introduction to group facilitation skills from a Gestalt theory and methodology stance.  This workshop is designed for all levels of group facilitators.  Spend the morning learning about attending to levels of systems in group process and 'trying out' interventions for a powerful and dynamic group experience.  Familiarize yourself with ways to use your own awareness as a dynamic intervention.  Basic Gestalt group process skills will be covered with an afternoon dedicated to on hands on application experience.  Participants are welcome to select a role in the practice group sessions that will best enhance their learning. Live coaching from faculty will enhance application of skills learned.
 
This workshop is designed for anyone who has an interest in working with groups and small systems:  clinicians, facilitators, organization development consultants, coaches, educators, and other disciplines.  Take a day and come play with us!
 
This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome.
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org
  
*** Meeting the Other Through Conversation and Play ***
FACULTY: Carol Swanson, LCSW
DATES: October 28, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 6.5 contact hours
 
We'll explore a combination of experiential learning, didactic presentation and group discussion to illuminate the central concepts of conversation and play from the ideas of Hans George-Gadamer.   We will focus on how his idea of play and what he calls the "genuine conversation" is an ideal model and compatible  for Gestalt therapists.   We'll engage in serious play together and learn how play absorbs the players, how the back-and-forth movement in play is similar to ideas of dialogue, and how the movement emerges in-between, not "inside" any player.
 
Gestalt therapists use of experiment is similar to Gadamer's idea of play.   We'll explore experiments and play together throughout this workshop.   We'll look at how some clients don't feel free enough to play--with ideas, language, and experiments due to anxiety or a history of trauma.  The idea that the "game must go on" is relevant to ideas of play and life.
 
This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome.
 
GIC OFFICE:
216-421-0468 or visit http://www.gestaltcleveland.org



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: Stuart N. Simon, PCC, Co-Director, and Jackie Sherman, 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.  This program prepares qualified graduates to apply for ICF coaching credential upon completion.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CoachCertification.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

LEADING VIRTUAL TEAMS: INCREASING VIRTUAL WORK EFFECTIVENESS:
A Live-Online Program
September 27-29, 2017
Faculty:  Louise Holmes, ACC
Learn GISC's Gestalt approach to effective virtual leadership in this interactive, live-online program.  In this program, GISC faculty will address and make explicit the often-overlooked keys to leading a high-performing virtual team. Achieving this, and avoiding the feelings of isolation and alienation that are all too pervasive among virtual team members, requires a savvy, thoughtful leader who pays equal attention to tasks and relationships, and to both individuals as well as team dynamics.
http://www.gisc.org/leaders/programs/VirtualTeams.php

THE NEXT PHASE:
Life Strategies for Navigating Personal & Professional Transitions
October 12-14, 2017
Location: Wellfleet, MA, USA
Faculty Katherine Greenleaf and Ned Robinson-Lynch
This unique program will help participants understand the strategies of a good transition through provocative and multidisciplinary activities. Participants will be introduced to and encouraged to develop personal tools to make transitions successfully and with assurance, leading to new and more satisfying outcomes.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/lsnppt.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

EXECUTIVE PERSONALITY DYNAMICS FOR COACHES
October 26-29, 2017
Location: Wellfleet, MA, USA
Faculty: Marry Anne Walk, MS, MBA, MCC
This program focuses on individual personality theory and assessment and its application to coaching. The practice of coaching requires the ability to understand quickly the personality dynamics of the person being coached; yet training in coaching does not generally provide in-depth education in assessing and working with these issues.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/ExecPersDynCoaches_PrTr.php

WRESTLING WITH ETHICAL DILEMMAS:
A Live-Online Program
Six weekly sessions beginning November 1, 2017
Faculty: Carol Brockmon, LCSW, PCC
For clinicians, consultants, and coaches, the subject of ethics is too often addressed in an oversimplified, legalistic, cover-your-bases way that primarily involves an orientation to the relevant professional written codes and the consequences of violating them. However, the dilemma of ethics is the endless potential individual interpretation and application to each situation, often necessarily undertaken without the benefit of consultation or collaboration.  This live online workshop takes a step beyond the basics to explore the relationship between these codes, the underlying individual and cultural values that shape individuals, and the real-life contradictions and complexities that produce ethical dilemmas. Participants will be encouraged to present their cases and share the issues they face in their own practices.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/WrestlingEthic_PrTr.php

ENHANCING YOUR SKILLS AS AN INTERVENER:
An Introduction to the Cape Cod Model for Psychotherapists, Coaches, Consultants, and other Professionals
November 9-12
Location: Wellfleet, MA, USA
Faculty: Joseph Melnick, PhD, and Nancy Rutkowski, PhD, PCC
The Cape Cod Model. is a unique, optimistic, and immediate approach to supporting change in individuals, small groups, and organizations. For decades it has been successfully employed by clinicians, coaches, psychotherapists, and consultants.  This workshop introduces participants to this radically simple yet powerful intervention model. 
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/EnhancingSkills.php

CAPE COD TRAINING PROGRAM: THE THIRD WEEK
Advanced Training in the Cape Cod Model
March 15-20, 2018
Location: Philadelphia Area, USA
Faculty: Carol Brockmon, LCSW, and Joseph Melnick, PhD
In this all-inclusive, retreat-style program, participants 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." 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.
http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/CCTPThirdWeek.php



INTEGRATIVE GESTALT PRACTICE - IGP
- Founding meeting for the Danish Psychological Association’s Network for Integrative Gestalt Practice,

September 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Aaboulevarden 39, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
If you want to participate please contact: stinely.aarhus@gmail.com.

The Network is for psychologists who are members of the Danish Psychological Association. Others can apply for an associate membership.
The purpose is to create a national network for psychologists who, in their work, use a Gestalt approach in psychotherapy as well as in other contexts.
Language: Danish
For further information visit the website http://www.gestalt.dk

IGP combines basic Gestalt principles with a systematized integral field-model. IGP develops a framework for integrating different forms of theoretical, empirical and practical knowledge of human life-processes. As such, IGP introduces a framework for establishing dialogues across the many different schools of psychotherapy.
Read more here: http://www.karnacbooks.com/blog/post/integrative-gestalt-practice-transforming-our-ways-of-working-with-people-by-mikael-sonne-and-jan-tonnesvang/104

Mikael Sonne, Jan Tønnesvang & James Hammink, Center for Integrative Gestalt Practice, Denmark.
http://www.gestalt.dk



REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017-2018 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 Directors:
Valerie Kellom, LCSW, BCD
David Henrich, LCSW, BCD

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



2 DAY WORKSHOP ON "SHAME IN ORGANISATIONS", BERLIN
Shame is not only the most intensely painful feeling and experience of being wrong, not enough and not belonging, but also the least talked about, as people affected are often unaware, confused with guilt or simply trying to hide.
In organisations, shame often underlies narcissistic leadership patterns and is a widely used “tool” to exert power, keep people small and at their place. It is related to perfectionism, (work-)addiction, procrastination and isolation – amongst others. It affects our wellbeing at the workplace and is a major inhibitor to creativity, learning, innovation and change.
In the workshop, we will examine typical shame processes, find out how individual shame is established and triggered and raise awareness on reactions and avoidance behaviours from a field perspective. We will look at how shame plays out in different groups and organisations, how it can be detected and what we can do to “de-shame the field”.
The workshop is intended for Consultants, Coaches and Psychotherapists who work with people in organisations or deal with shame in the workplace and want to develop new insights, knowledge and skills in recognising, attending to shame, vulnerability and guilt in an organisational context.
Venue:    The Berlin Gestalt Centre, Wielandstr. 14a, 12159 Berlin
Dates:    13-15 October 2017
Language:    English
Cost:    260 €
Contact:    cschuierer@t-online.de    Tel: +49-151-25334332
Facilitators:

JUTTA PIEPER is an experienced Gestalt therapist in private practice in Liverpool. She trained with the Gestalt Institute in Cologne and at the Pacific Gestalt Institute with Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs. She has a particular interest in body processes and early relational experiences.
CHRISTINA SCHUIERER is an organisational psychologist and Gestalt practitioner with 25 years experience in working with individuals and teams in private and non-profit organisations worldwide. She teaches Gestalt in OD at the London Gestalt Centre and in MBA programmes at Dresden International University and leads the staff-care unit of Medecins sans Frontieres (msf) in Germany.

ONGOING GESTALT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUPERVISION GROUP FOR CONSULTANTS AND COACHES
Gestalt OD Consultants and Coaches often feel left alone and isolated after they have finished their training or when they have long worked on their own. Then there is a need for a stable and trusted community that provides a safe place to work on personal issues, “holds you to account” and offers support when working with difficult cases and clients.

To address this need, we will start an ongoing Gestalt Group and build a learning community that meets regularly 2-3 times per year in the UK (and occasionally in Germany). We offer a kick-off weekend for up to 10 interested participants who would like to establish and be part of it.
The group will initially be facilitated by Christina Schuierer and Jutta Pieper and highly experienced and senior Gestalt practitioners will be invited to join as external faculty. The aim however is, that the group will be able to steer itself after some time.
Requirements:     
Good understanding of Gestalt and min 3 year experience in using the Gestalt approach
Willingness to fully participate in a group of peers and to take responsibility for oneself
Ability to support others and shared responsibility for group processes
Commitment to confidentiality
Membership is ongoing, i.e. there must be a strong willingness to come to most retreats
Ability to cover costs of the retreats
Being able to understand and express yourself in English
Venue:    Windsor, United Kingdom
Dates:    18-19 November 2017
Cost:    560 GBP (including Meals and Accommodation)
Contact:    cschuierer@t-online.de    Tel: +49-151-25334332 or +44-75 49 69 94 73
Facilitators:
JUTTA PIEPER is an experienced Gestalt therapist in private practice in Liverpool. She trained with the Gestalt Institute in Cologne and at the Pacific Gestalt Institute with Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs. She has a particular interest in body processes and early relational experiences.
CHRISTINA SCHUIERER is an organisational psychologist and Gestalt practitioner and supervisor with 25 years experience in working with individuals and teams in private and non-profit organisations worldwide. She teaches Gestalt in OD at the London Gestalt Centre and in MBA programmes at Dresden International University and leads the staff-care unit of Medecins sans Frontieres (msf) in Germany.



Transformational Chairwork – London Trainings - 2017

October 12, 2017 - Inner Conflict, Grief, and Difficult Relationships

For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.stantonltd.co.uk/product.php?xProd=200&xSec=2

October 13, 2017 - Complex Emotions, Trauma, and Self-Hatred

For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.stantonltd.co.uk/product.php?xProd=201&xSec=2

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



The Ecological Self, GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute) Conference, Saturday 7th October 2017, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, England, LA1 1TX (near train station)
£55.00 including lunch.
As Gestalt therapists and human beings, how are we creating ourselves in dialogue with the natural world at this crucial time for our interdependent planet?
We will explore and share with others our responses to this question through group discussion and workshops provided by Kathryn Morris-Roberts, Kirsteen Greenholm and Danny Porter, approaching the subject in fresh ways.
The day will be framed by a showing of the beautiful film 'Negotiating with Gravity' by Hugh Pidgeon, inspired by Martin Buber's approach to dialogue and our relation to Nature.
Perhaps we may find a way to deepen our felt connection and our creative response in relation to all beings.
For Booking Form http://gpti.org.uk/news-events/
Further information admin@gpti.org.uk
telephone (+44)01225 482135



THE IRISH GESTALT CENTRE
TRAINING & CPD PROGRAMME 2017 -18

MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy: part-time residential programme validated by IT Carlow.  The Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme has run since 1983.   It extends over four years and is accredited by both IACP and IAHIP.  The part-taught MA dissertation module runs over 18 months.  

Interviews for the next intake will begin in March 2018.

Programme facilitators: Tricia Norris, Dan McCarthy, Brenda Boland, Billy Desmond, Catherine Power.

IGC Diploma in Clinical Supervision: part-time programme consisting of 8 residential workshops over 18 months. This well established programme meets the criteria for accreditation as a supervisor by both IACP and IAHIP.

Programme leader: Dan McCarthy.

IGC Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Approaches to Psychotherapy: this programme is intended for people already holding at least a Level 8 qualification in counselling or psychotherapy.  It is aimed at practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and application of a radically relational & embodied Gestalt approach in their therapeutic work.  Attendance is taken into account when applying for the MA Dissertation module.

Programme Leader: Billy Desmond.

IGC Diploma in Groupwork: part-time residential programme over one year.  This programme is designed for anyone interested in working more effectively with groups.  The programme provides participants with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to organise, administer, run and evaluate interpersonal skills workshops for groups in a variety of professional settings.

Programme leader: Tricia Norris

International seminar series:   

24-25 February 2018: Jean-Marie Robine ‘Enhancing Supervision Skills’.

The workshop will focus on two specific practical and ethical topics which are part of the core of the supervision process:

Shame and shaming (for both the patient & the supervisee)

Use of self-disclosure (therapist with patient & supervisor with supervisee)

18-20 May 2018: Michael Clemmens ‘Addiction as Creative and Self-Regulating Process’.

The focus of the workshop will be on the experience of substance dependency and the contact style that perpetuates it.

Specific skills in working with addicted clients when exploring sobriety and in recovery will be highlighted and practised Participants will:

·         Develop skills to identify clients’ sensations and narratives that lead to their use of substances or relapse.

·         Develop skills to help clients identify the impact of substance use of on themselves and their relationships.

·         Identify and practise skills needed to work with clients to develop alternative “styles” to replace their use of

substances as self-regulating process.

IGC Personal Development Programme: stand alone weekends and closed group over one year.  Both programmes are open to anyone interested in self-awareness and personal growth.  They provide a taster experience of Gestalt Therapy and attendance at the year long group is taken into account when applying for  the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.  Facilitators: Julien Joly, Ursula Devaney, Mick Lee, Catherine Power.

IGC programmes take place at Teach Bhride, Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland.

For details of all programmes and biographies of faculty go to:  http://www.irishgestaltcentre.com.  You can also email us at admin@irishgestaltcentre.com or telephone (00353) 91-452013/0873397080.


  


 

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