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February 1, 2017

 

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EPISTEMOLOGY, CLINICAL & RESEARCH in GESTALT - The Balance of Differences
EPISTEMOLOGIA, CLINICA e RICERCA in GESTALT - L'Equilibrio delle Differenze
6th Conference of the Italian Federation of Gestalt Therapy Schools
Catania (Italy) - April 27-30, 2017
http://www.fisig.it

The Italian Federation of Gestalt Therapy Schools (FISIG) organize its 6th conference, a space for meeting and dialogue between Gestalt psychotherapists.
This year the interest of Italian Gestalt community, twenty-eight years since the FISIG's birth, focuses on research and epistemology in clinical practise. All the Italian Schools, which are approved by the Minister for Universities, are already working on a research project of validating the method, supported by the GTFS (Fogarty, 2016). This work is preparing the ground for the conference, and there is a great enthusiasm around this topic of research.
The conference is organized into plenary sessions, panels, workshops, lectures and process groups.

PROGRAMME
- Thursday, April 27, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: registration
3:00 pm: Opening and introduction
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Main lecture by Madeleine Fogarty, Fundamental concepts of Gestalt Therapy Clinical practice.
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Break
6:00 pm - 7:30pm: 3 Groups with 5 presenters each one, on research projects of Gestalt Therapy Schools.

- Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Workshops and lectures
10.30 am - 11.00 am: Break
11:00 am - 12:30 am: Workshops and lectures
12:30 am - 1:30 pm: Process groups
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Lunch break
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Parallel sessions (sessions conducted by Directors of Schools)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Break
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Parallel sessions (sessions conducted by Directors of Schools)
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Break
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Process groups

- Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Parallel sessions (sessions conducted by Directors of Schools)
10.30 am - 11.00 am: Break
11:00 am - 12:30 am: Parallel sessions (sessions conducted by Directors of Schools)
12:30 am - 1:30 pm: Process groups
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Lunch break
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Workshops and lectures
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Break
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Workshops and lectures
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Break
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Process groups

- Sunday, April 30, 2017
9.00-11.00: 3 panels with 5 Directors in each one on: Epistemology, Clinical & Research
11.00-11.30: Break
11.30-13.30: Closing plenary with process groups reports

LOCATION
Sheraton Hotel - Catania, Italy

COST
Registrations before February 28th, 2017: Euro 150
Registrations after February 28th, 2017: Euro 180

INFORMATION
info@convegnofisig.it

REGISTRATION
Through the site http://www.fisig.it

CERTIFICATE
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants



Two New Books from Illawarra Gestalt and Ravenwood Press

…. and a New Book from Elinor Greenberg

 The Las Meninas Suite: Reflections in Poetry on a Painting, Two Painters and a Dog
Authored by Sean Gaffney 

Las Meninas talks back : Gaffney invites the reader  to go with him inside this enigmatic and mysterious painting  as his “Reflections" record the murmurs and whisperings  of each of the  protagonists. This is a unique way of experiencing  an  artwork from inside out. It might just  beg a visit to Madrid to see Las Meninas  for yourself.

This book was created, designed and produced by Gestalt therapist and poet Seán Gaffney: The Nine Reflections
Gestalt Practitioner and artist, Iréne Grönwall: The Cover Painting
Gestalt therapist and artist, Perry Gunther: The Foreword
Gestalt therapist and artist, Lars Berg: Graphic design, Layout, Drawings

Available through Ravenwood Press
http://illawarragestalt.org

 And CreateSpace 
 https://www.createspace.com/6813977

Our Experience of Being: A Gestalt Perspective
By Brian O’Neill

This book brings together the authors work in training Gestalt therapists and experience as a Gestalt therapist and trainer across 37 years into a profoundly simple dialogue with the reader about our awareness and experience of reality. It offers numerous experiments used by the author in training Gestalt therapists and as well as with his clients in his practice in Australia. This is a book particularly useful for students and the general public yet offers the depth of the work from the original text of Perls, Hefferline and Goodman.

Available through Ravenwood Press
http://illawarragestalt.org

And CreateSpace 
https://www.createspace.com/6733926

Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid Adaptations:  The Pursuit of Love, Admiration, and Safety

In this book, Elinor Greenberg demystifies the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. She offers clear and practical advice on how to differentiate and treat clients who have Borderline, Narcissistic, or Schizoid characteristics. The book begins with an overview of the topic of personality disorders, reframes these disorders as adaptations, and then explains the treatment interventions that work best for each type of adaptation. Later chapters describe how to do specific interventions that deal with commonly encountered treatment issues.  Each type of intervention is explained in detail, ample clinical examples are given, as is how and when to utilize the method in the client’s treatment. Both beginning therapists and experienced clinicians alike will find this book a useful resource that will expand their understanding and effectiveness with this often challenging group of clients.

Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D., CGP, is a psychologist and an internationally renowned Gestalt therapy trainer who specializes in teaching the diagnosis and treatment of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid clients.

To Purchase: Available on Amazon, Amazon Europe, and CreateSpace. 
20% Discount Code for Create Space-Code# AFWRKHX9

Available at CreateSpace
https://www.createspace.com/6519950



Growth & Renewal in Community
A Gestalt Therapy Retreat & Training

with

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE FACULTY

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

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



GESTALT CENTER FOR PSYCHOCHERAPY AND TRAINING
New York, NY

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

EMBODYING YOUR LOVE:
EXPLORATIONS IN INTIMACY FOR COUPLES
Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD and Alan Kishbaugh

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21 2017
Health professionals attending will gain skills relevant to clinical practice and earn 26 CE credits (AASECT, APA, MFT, and LCSW).

This 5-day couples' workshop progresses from partnered exercises and group discussion to partners' face-to-face Gestalt process work that emphasizes body-based awareness, enhancing communication, resolving past unfinished business, and building skills that deepen intimacy and expand loving pleasures. We explore three levels of intimacy:
 
* Emotional intimacy: presence; breath awareness; self-attunement; connection. 
* Physical intimacy: affection, interactive attunement; embodied empathy.
* Sexual intimacy: relaxed-excitement; broadening the range of erotic pleasures.

For more info, please visit:
http://www.drstellaresnick.com/programs-for-couples
Email: stella@drstellaresnick.com
Or call: (310) 855-7565

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



GESTALT ART THERAPY CENTRE - AUSTRALIA
http://www.gestaltarttherapy.com  


BECOME A MEMBER of the Gestalt Art Therapy CLUB.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP: -Full Member  & -Overseas Member

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITIS TO BECOME A MEMBER

ONLINE Gestalt ART THERAPY SUPERVISION SESSIONS

Online shop GESTALT THERAPY BOOKS- Yaro Starak & other Authors

WORKSHOPS PROGRAM AND ART CAMPS in Australia & Spain 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

4 & 5-Introduction to GESTALT THERAPY for professionals.
11 & 12- Introduction to Working with Children in Therapy Sessions.
18 & 19- Introduction to Sand Play. Gestalt Approach.
25 -Making Puppets to be used in Therapy Sessions.
26 -Open Day! Open Art Studio!

MARCH 2017

4 & 5-Introduction to working effectively with groups.
11 & 12-The symbolism of the TAROT in Psychotherapy.
18 & 19-Introduction to Gestalt Music Therapy.
25 & 26-Master Class in Sand Play Therapy. Gestalt Approach.

APRIL 2017

22-Creating an Art Journal for Therapy Sessions.
29 & 30 -Master class in Working with Children in Therapy Sessions.

MAY 2017

6 & 7-The Gestalt approach to DREAM WORK.
12,13 & 14 - ART CAMP for Therapists, Psychologists, Artists.
20 & 21 - Master Class in GESTALT THERAPY for professionals.
27 & 28 - The power of the MANDALAS in therapy Sessions.

JUNE 2017

3 & 4 -Introduction to Working with Children in Therapy Sessions.
June 22nd to 27th, 2017 -  ART CAMP IN SPAIN. 6 Amazing days! In English language!
An awesome Gestalt Art therapy experience in Valencia- Spain!

JULY 2017

Art camp in Oro - Denmark

We have also Gestalt Art Therapy training in the Spanish language


ARTETERAPIA GESTALT- SPAIN

Formacion ONLINE Arteterapia Gestalt.
Formacion reconocida por  Gestalt Art Therapy Centre- Australia

C.A.T Capability Art Therapy. Capacitacion ONLINE en Arteterapia enfoque Gestalt.
Modalidad:
Cat Basico
Cat Avanzado
Inscripciones hasta el dia 15 Enero 2017.

Formacion Presencial CAT- Arteterapia Gestalt en Tenerife- España
Inscripciones hasta el dia 25 ebrero 2017.
Duracion formacion 12 meses.
Recepcion material estudio via online
Participacion en un taller al mes en PSICOARTE

ART CAMP
Junio 23, 24 y 25, 2017
Desarrollado en idioma Español & English
Valencia

Supervision ONLINE en Español

Tienda Libros sobre Terapia Gestalt



Leaders’ Gathering 2017 at Krakow, Poland

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

The leaders gathering offers leaders and senior trainers of Gestalt institutes the possibility to share ideas, experiences and questions regarding leading the institute or training Gestalt students.

The leaders gathering has a long lasting tradition and history, and has served many leaders of Gestalt institutes all over the world in developing their institute and the quality of their training programs.

The content of the gathering is mainly open, which means that it consists of discussion groups around topics, which are requested or suggested by the participants. If you have already a request for a topic or and idea of presenting, how you teach a specific theoretical topic, please let us know by mentioning it on the registration form.

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

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

Practical information

The fee for attending the Leaders gathering is around €  495,-
The fee includes participation, room, meals and coffee/tea. Other drinks or transportations are not included.

Location

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

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



THE GESTALT INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND

AWAKENING THE DREAM: GESTALT PRACTICE WITH DREAMS, FANTASIES, STORIES, SYMBOLS
FACULTY: James I. Kepner, PhD, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD
DATES: January 27-29, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 6:30pm-9:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 12.0 Contact hours
 
Therapists, coaches and facilitators in human development need to access resources and insight that may not be readily available in the client's current awareness. The Gestalt approach has unique and specific ways to develop and illuminate these hidden resources. Participants will learn how to orient to and work with dreams, fantasies and symbols and practice these principles with each other.

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

SELF IN PLAY AT THE BOUNDARY: GESTALT THERAPY AND METAPHORS IN BODY AND SPEECH
FACULTY: Lynnette Davidson, MDiv, MEd, LPC-MHSP, John Verbos, MA, MFA
DATES: February 3-5, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-6:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE):16.0 Contact hours

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

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

AUTHENTICITY AND EMPOWERMENT: A WOMAN'S WAY
FACULTY: Gail Feinstein, LCSW
DATES: February 10-12, 2017  
TIMES: Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
       Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE):12 Contact hours

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP (GEW): AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT
FACULTY: Richard B. Hancock, MA, BCC, PCC, GPCC, Monique Rodriguez, MA, NCC, LPC
DATES: February 17-19, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 Contact hours

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

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

BEING WITH THE OTHER: SHAME, CULTURE AND ETHICS IN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONAL FIELD

FACULTY: Heidi Abrams, MSSA, LISW, John Verbos, MA, MFA
DATES: February 24-25, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 13.0 Contact hours

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

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

GESTALT MARATHON GROUP

FACUTLY: Ansel Woldt, EdD, LP, LPCC-S, Logan M. Lamprecht, PhD
DATE: Saturday, February 25, 2017 
TIME: 9:00am - 12:00am (midnight)
 CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 12.5 Contact hours

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

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


A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT PRACTICE
FACULTY: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC, Jessie Moncrief, MSSA, LISW-S
DATE: Friday, March 3, 2017
TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 3.5 Contact hours

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

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

DREAMING AS A SPIRITUAL PATH: DREAM WORK AND SPIRITUALITY
FACULTY: Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner, MHD
DATES: March 3-5, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 5:00pm-9:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00a,-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 14.0 Contact hours

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

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

GESTALT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP (GEW): AN INTRODUCTION TO GESTALT
FACULTY: Mary Ann Kraus, PsyD, BCC, Logan Lamprecht, PhD, PCC, NCC
DATES: March 24-26, 2017
TIMES: Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
       Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 16.5 Contact hours

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

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

EXPERIMENTING WITH EXPERIMENTS: A COACH APPROACH      
FACULTY: Melissa S. Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC, Mary Ann Kraus, PsyD, GPCC
DATES: March 27-28, 2017
TIMES: Monday, 9:00am-6:00pm
       Tuesday, 9:00am-6:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 14 Core Competency CCEs

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

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

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



UKAGP National Conference 2017 - Celebrating Our Community
The Gestalt community is invited to celebrate 25 years of the British Gestalt Journal with Lynne Jacobs – Joe Melnick – Peter Philippson – Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
30th June to 2nd July 2017 – Wokefield Park Executive Centre, Reading, UK
Book at - http://ukagp.org.uk/celebrating-our-community/
Overview:
The Gestalt community is invited to join a community dialogue with Lynne Jacobs, Joe Melnick, Peter Philippson and Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb at the Wokefield Park Executive Centre, Reading, between 30th June and 2nd July 2017, in celebration of 25 years of the British Gestalt Journal.
Join us to explore unique articles in which our renowned guest writers will comment on current aspects of their work through seminars and workshops.
These exclusive papers will be published in the Spring 2017 British Gestalt Journal, in advance of the conference, and this material will be explored throughout the conference, in workshops and seminars, using Malcolm Parlett’s ‘Five Explorations’ methodology.
Following the conference the British Gestalt Journal will provide further informative writing consolidating thoughts and perspectives around the entire experience in the Autumn 2017 edition.
UKAGP and The BGJ are excited to be providing an innovative opportunity for Gestalt practitioners to engage together in a distinctive ‘learning and research’ experiential gathering.
CPD:
Counts as 20 hours CPD, validated by a UKAGP certificate emailed directly to you post conference.
Fees:
Your ticket price includes: Conference fee; en-suite accommodation; full board from 3pm Friday to 4:30pm Sunday; use of all leisure facilities, including indoor pool, gym and golf course.
Special Price – 1st 75 tickets booked online (UKAGP Members only): £395
UKAGP Members: £435
Standard Rate: £475
Special discounted ticket on the first 75 places booked online!



EDINBURGH GESTALT INSTITUTE

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

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Advanced therapy group with Graham Colbourne

This exciting, new, ongoing advanced Gestalt therapy group (up to 12 people) will meet four times a year for three days, and will benefit people with substantial experience of personal therapy in any modality. It will be of interest to people who wish to deepen their exploration by working in areas which may have been elusive or difficult, drawing on group energy, support and challenge. The group will bring a level of sophistication which will support exploration of early experiences which are significant in current life, where the possibility of growth can be maximised. Graham has particular interest and skill in working with embodied relational process, attending to emergent process at individual, interpersonal and group levels, and supporting creative experimentation; this may include using imagination, play, breath, movement, music, voice and other media. This will be a place for the exploration of the gamut of human experience: love, fear, destructiveness, loss, holding, nourishment, joy and the possibility of authentic and compassionate relationship.Applications are welcome from people who have already spent time travelling this path of growth and integration, for example those who have undertaken a training in counselling or psychotherapy and/or are familiar with receiving support and taking risks towards wholeness.

Dates: 18-20 Nov 2016, 3-5 Feb 2017, 14-16 April 2017, 2-4 June 2017
Cost: £1280 per year, including a nonrefundable deposit of £200

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Evening conversations
Spirituality and psychotherapy: intersecting paths to wholeness?

In this third year of our popular evening conversation series, we will be exploring the relationship between spirituality and psychotherapy. Where is the common ground? Where do the paths diverge? Are there places where psychotherapy can’t or shouldn’t go? Are there paths which psychotherapy is best placed to lead on? We will reflect on these questions with regard to the role of the therapist; the theoretical and spiritual framework of each approach; the kind of conversations and activities which can be supportive for clients, and the spiritual orientation/style of the practitioner. There will be opportunities for questions, discussion and mingling. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
All biographies are in our programme and on our website

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates:     Thurs 3 Nov 2016: Wendy Robertson Fyfe and Mary Turner.             
Thurs 9 March 2017: John MacFadyen and Kirsteen Greenholm
Thurs 1 June 2017: Theo Dijkman and Graham Colbourne.
Times: 6:30 - 9:30pm.
Cost: £15 per event or £30 for booking all three events.

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This Precious Sense called Life: Enchantment and Eros in Gestalt Theory and Praxis
with Sally Denham-Vaughan
We live in a complex, dynamic and fluid world, alive with creative possibilities, (enchanted), some of which we can support into vibrant aliveness (eros). In psychotherapy, we sense these possibilities through our embodied presence as we co-emerge in dialogue. We have the privilege, and share the responsibility, of witnessing the creative possibilities that are engaged and those that are not. Some are loved, some are lost and many must be let go. This experiential workshop will focus on deepening our experience of being alive, being erotically engaged in our lives and ready to respond to calls from the field. We will practice paying exquisite attention to this enchanted world, noticing our choices concerning what we support and what we overlook. The ethical implications will be explored with reference to the philosophies of Levinas, Badiou and Gestalt theory.
The workshop is suitable for trainees, qualified psychotherapists and organisational practitioners from all modalities
Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates: 6-7 May 2017.
Cost: £225 including a non-refundable deposit of £95.

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A dialogue with diagnosis: a field-theoretical approach to emotional understanding
with Laurence Hegan
“We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully.”  Martin Buber
At the heart of relational psychotherapeutic approaches’ is a belief that human beings are born with an intrinsic desire for intimacy and attachment. The world that we inhabit is endlessly unpredictable and the impact on relationships results inevitably in human suffering. As psychotherapists our focus is on the phenomenological worlds of our clients as we attempt to understand the nature of their specific suffering. In doing so our emotional equilibrium can de disrupted and our diagnostic frameworks offer support in the face of what might be unbearable.
In this experiential and practical workshop participants will be given opportunities to focus on meaning making in more complex ways than merely as ‘a knowing” clinician labeling phenomena into diagnostic categories as they emerge. Rather emphasis will be placed on focusing on the aesthetics of each relational situation to find a deeper emotional understanding guided loosely by our diagnostic knowledge.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates: 11-12 February 2017
Time: 9:30am-5pm
Cost: £235 including a non-refundable deposit of £100

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Existentialism: dilemmas and delights
with Graham Colbourne
Graham will facilitate an extended philosophical and practical exploration of the human condition and the implications of existentialism for therapeutic practice. He will offer an overview of European existential thinking, including pertinent aspects of the mystical traditions and mindfulness.
The workshop will focus on how existential polarities and dilemmas  (e.g. freedom-limitation, death-aliveness, isolation-connection and meaninglessness-meaning) are intrinsic to our being-in-the-world. These themes will be addressed as lively, significant aspects of being together in the workshop, and will be explored at personal, interpersonal and group levels. This will involve embodied attention to emerging relational experience and creative experimentation, including relevant exercises from spiritual practices. This experiential work will be integrated with clinical theory and applied to therapeutic practice. This workshop will benefit people with experience of personal therapy, training in any therapeutic modality, and willingness to enter into creative uncertainty during the learning process.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Dates: 17-19 March 2017
Time: 9:30am-5pm
Cost: £315 including a non-refundable deposit of £100

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



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;
Venue: InKontakt Gestaltinstitut Berlin, Gleimstraße 37, 10437 Berlin
Costs: 250,- €
Organsation and Contact: Gabriele Blankertz, g.blankertz@gestalt-institut.com, http://www.gestalt-institut.com



2 Year Advanced (Post-Qualifying) Diploma in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy
Programme Director: Bronagh Starrs
Dates: September 2017 - June 2019 (8 weekends per year)
Venue: Dublin, Ireland

The aim of this two-year in-depth training programme is to understand and appreciate the complexity of adolescent process and to support counsellors/therapists in developing deeper levels of competency in their work with adolescents who are experiencing psychological and developmental difficulties. The training will address adolescent development and psychotherapy from a relational Gestalt perspective.

Full training information & application forms can be downloaded from our website http://blackfortinstitute.ie/training/



The International Interdisciplinary Congress of Gestalt therapists on the theme:

" The man in the processes of change and Gestalt psychotherapy "
Belgrade, Serbia

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

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

Simultaneous translation is provided for all Congress activities .

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

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

The Congress is organised by:

Serbian Association of Gestalt Psychotherapy (SUGP)

In cooperation with:

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



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

“Gestalt Therapy and Treating Crisis and Trauma”
Led by Nickie Godfrey, LMFT
Sunday, March 5, 2017 3:00-4:30 PM

In this salon, Nickie Godfrey will briefly delineate the various kinds of crisis and traumatic events and define the appropriate kinds of counseling and psychotherapy for each.  Her main focus will be on defining the “developmental or Big T trauma” usually caused by physical and sexual abuse.  Because there is always betrayal and somatic involvement that remain present emotionally and physically for people experiencing this kind of abuse, the holistic and present-entered approach of Gestalt therapy can be especially useful.  Lore Perls’ quote that “The resistance is the energy, not the enemy, and that “denial” as a protective factor (a la Beisser’s “paradox of change”) will be guiding Gestalt concepts.  Lastly, Nickie will also comment on the costs to those providing therapy such as “secondary trauma.”

NAOMI ‘NICKIE’ GODFREY, LMFT is a GTILA certified Gestalt therapist, has ALGO level certification in Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and has earned beginning and advanced certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM.)  She’s a past president and current board member of GTILA.  Nickie’s private practice is in Encino.

All Salons are free - $5 for CEU processing
Salons take place at Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
Please RSVP to gtilaorg@gmail.com



RELATIONAL CHANGE

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

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

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

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

Contact: Kate Glenholmes kateg@relationalchange.org

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

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

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

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

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

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



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 today's 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, international 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
 
 Margherita is also president of the Italian Federation of Gestalt Therapy Schools (FISIG), past-president of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT), and of the Italian Federation of all Psychotherapy Methods (FIAP), founder and honorary president of the Italian Association of Gestalt Psychotherapists (SIPG), full member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (NYIGT).
 In her clinical work, she has hermeneutical applied Gestalt therapy principles to develop a relational, phenomenological and aesthetic approach. Recently she has been developing the integrative experience of suffering of the between (a new field view on psychopathology) and development. Her book - The Now for Next in Psychotherapy. Gestalt Therapy recounted in Post Modern Society - is available in English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Romanian.  By means of clinical cases, the author leads the reader on her path of understanding of the Gestalt approach, which is focused on the desire for contact that animates relational unease and on the process that reveals its “music”.   The book is available on http://www.gestalt.it/the-now-for-next-in-psychotherapy-margherita-spagnuolo-lobb/
 
 PROGRAMME
 Wednesday, July 26, 2017
 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Participants introduction
 Being a psychotherapist in contemporary society: current clinical practice in different cultures
 
 Thursday, July 27, 2017
 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Personal work
 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Theory update: development of society and contemporary clinical issues.
 Work in small groups
 
 Friday, July 28, 2017
 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Personal work.
 Theory update: bodily and emotional desensitization in a globalized world
 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Free time
 
 Saturday, July 29, 2017
 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Personal work. Theory update: fear of death and the need for rootedness in Gestalt therapy clinical practice
 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Work in small groups. Personal work
 
 Sunday, July 30, 2017
 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Personal work. Our own personality and id-functioning today.
 Good bye
 
 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 



GESTALT CENTER FOR ORGANIZATION & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

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

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



EL TRABAJO DE PhD. NURITH LEVI CON LOS NIÑOS (2017 / 2018)
CENTRO DEFÁBULA. GRANADA, ESPAÑA
 
La experiencia de Nurith levi en el trabajo con los niños es ampliamente conocida. Recientemente ha publicado un nuevo libro donde abordar el trabajo terapéutico con ellos. En este programa que presentamos tendremos el privilegio de verla trabajar en Granada, España.
Esta formación está dividida en un serie de seminarios y cada uno ofrece unas bases de comprensión teórica y de entrenamiento práctico para el profesional, además de dar herramienta útiles a los padres. 

FECHAS:
- 12, 13 y 14 mayo 2017
- 10, 11 y 12 Noviembre
- Próximas fechas por determinar

IMPARTIDO POR:

La Dr. Nurith Levi Ph.D. Es terapeuta Gestalt, psicoterapeuta, terapeuta de familia y consejera matrimonial, y una supervisora cualificada en estas modalidades.

IDIOMA: Inglés (con traducción simultánea al castellano).
LOCALIZACIÓN: Granada, España. Centro Defábula. Calle Torre do los Hidalgos 2, Bloque 2. 2-B, 18008. Granada

HORARIOS:
Cada seminario tendrá una duración de tres días, y se desarrollarán de Viernes a Domingo, a lo largo de 2017/2018.
Viernes: de 10:00 a 19:00hrs
Sábado: de 10:00 a 19:00hrs
Domingo: de 10:00 a 19:00hrs
(Con una hora de descanso para la comida)

Si estás interesado, puedes reservar tu plaza en http://www.centrodefabula.com, info@centrodefabula.com, o puedes ponerte en contacto con nosotros llamando al  958 137 995.

Con el pago de la matrícula se establece un compromiso de pagar el curso completo, incluso si no se puede asistir a alguno de los seminarios.

PARTICIPANTES: Máximo 20 personas. El curso está destinado a aquellos que se dedican a la profesión de ayudar. Habrá una entrevista previa, personal o telefónica.

MÁS INFORMACIÓN: http://www.centrodefabula.com, info@centrodefabula.com

ALOJAMIENTO: Informaremos de diferentes posibilidades de alojamiento cercanos al lugar de la formación. El desplazamiento, alojamiento y gastos ajenos al curso correrán por cuenta de los asistentes.



GESTALT INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER (GISC) - WELLFLEET, CAPE COD, MA
http://www.gisc.org

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

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

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

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

HEALING CHRONIC PAIN AND STRESS IN OURSELVES AND WITH OUR CLIENTS
A MIND-BODY COACHING APPROACH
Live-Online Program
Six weekly sessions beginning March 1, 2017, Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm EST
PLUS two individual 1-hour coaching sessions.
Faculty:  Melanie Nevis, MA, LCAT
CE Hours:  11
Mind-body coaching is a new and exciting approach for addressing chronic-pain and stress relief.  This program integrates Gestalt principles, mind-body traditions, personal coaching, and leading edge neuroscience to understand, heal, and decrease chronic pain and stress.
http://www.gisc.org/individuals/programs/MindBodyCoaching.php

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

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

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

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


 

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