Intro Events & Continuing Education

Open Houses – Spring & Summer 2018

Join us in an informal colloquium to meet our faculty and learn about our training programs.

Location:  36 West 25th Street, 10th floor

Dates:  Wednesday, April 11 /  Thursday, June 7 /  Wednesday, August 1 @ 8:00 PM

Introductory Events 2018

Introductory Gestalt Experience

This is a one-time experiential workshop for individuals interested in Gestalt Therapy. The evening will include a brief explanation of some of the main concepts in Gestalt Therapy and an experiential portion using guided imagery and body awareness.

Fee:  $10

Dates:
  TBA

Gestalt Interactive Group Therapy Workshop

This workshop offers an opportunity to experience yourself within an interactive group environment. You will be guided to explore your own experience in the moment, respond to others, and give and receive feedback as we discuss some of the basics of Gestalt Therapy.

Fee:
   $10

Dates:  TBA

Introduction to Dreamwork

The evening will include a brief explanation of the Gestalt approach to dreamwork, and an opportunity to explore actual dream material in a group process format. Bring a dream of your own, or simply come to be part of a supportive and powerful group experience as others encounter dream images and discover the “existential message” of their dreams.

Fee:  $10

Dates:  TBA

Target Series Lectures Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

This Friday evening lecture series brings presenters from a wide range of expertise and areas of specialty. They help us focus on treatment issues, new ideas, and alternative ways of working, and offer us a network we can reach out to for information, insight, and support.

Location: 36 West 25th Street@Broadway & 6th Avenue, 10th floor.

Time: 6:15-8:15 p.m.

A $25 donation helps fund our low-fee community Mental Health Clinic.

Please RSVP at 212-689-7740 or email info@gestaltassociates.org.

Unless otherwise indicated, All Workshops and Courses are eligible for Social Work CEs. If indicated, Courses are also eligible for Licensed Mental Health Counseling, Psychoanalysis, and Creative Arts Therapy Continuing Education.

Target 109: Contemporary Relationships: Meeting the Other

Date: Friday, October, 19, 2018

Instructor: Justin Laird, PhD

Target 110: How NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Training Compliments Gestalt Therapy

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Instructor: Emily S. Rosen, LCSW

Target 111: How Field Events Impact Us and Our Clients

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Instructor: Greg Alsip,MD, PhD

Target 112: Racial Issues in our Larger Culture, in our Institute and in our Experience as Psychotherapists

Date: Friday, April 13, 2019

Instructor: Mica McGriggs, PhD

Target 113: Interruptions At Work: Using Gestalt & Adult Development Theory to Understand the Workplace

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Instructor: Yael Sivi, LCSW

 

Workshops and Short Courses 2018

Location: 36 West 25th Street@Broadway & 6th Avenue, 10th floor,

For registration and information, call 212-689-7740 or email info@gestaltassociates.org.

All Workshops and Courses are eligible for Social Work CEs. If indicated, Courses are also eligible for Licensed Mental Health Counseling, Psychoanalysis, and Creative Arts Therapy Continuing Education.

Gestalt Therapy: Basic Concepts and Interventions

In this introductory class, we will experience and discuss the major concepts and interventions of Gestalt therapy, highlighting the importance of the dialogic therapist/client relationship, awareness, body cues and breathing, imagery, paradox, polarities, and the use of chairwork, dreamwork and group work.

9 CEs for each 4-week series  (eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee for each 4-week series: 
  $265

Dates: 
  TBA

Instructor:  Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, CGP, LP

Approaches to unconscious processes: part one: Theory

This course will focus on unconscious processes in the individual and the collective. Students will learn some of the history and evolution of psychological theory through reading and discussion and through applying theories to clinical case material. Readings will include classical and contemporary texts to understand and evaluate the clinical relevance and efficacy of any particular approach for promoting the psychosomatic health and unity of the individual. Students are encouraged to bring case material for exploration.

9 CEs (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee:  $350

Dates:  TBA

Instructor:  Leslye Noyes , MDiv, PsyD, LP, LMHC

Saturday Dreamwork Seminars

Fritz Perls saw the images in a dream as potential projected parts of the dreamer, and the dream as an “existential message” about the dreamer’s current way of living in the world. Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak sees dream images and processes as ‘other,’ and works to embody these dream others in a physical ‘memory theatre’ experience which can lead to profound transformations for the dreamer and group members. In these seminars, we will explore both approaches, working with participants’ dreams and learning from a discussion of the work.

5 CEs for each 5-hour seminar  (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee for each seminar:  $150 each

Dates:  Saturdays, 1 pm – 6:15 pm, December 8, 2018

Instructor:  Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, CGP, LP

Explore your family of origin

Using Experiential, Gestalt and Systemic principles, we will use Family Sculping and Dyadic Choreography to explore family relationships in your family of origin or current family situation and the interface of the past and present. Useful for self exploration or for professionals who wish to increase their therapeutic repertoire.

5 CEs for each 5-hour seminar  (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee for each seminar:  $125

Note: The scope of practice of LMHC, LP and LCAT does not allow these professions to hold out as marriage and family therapists, family therapists, family therapists or couples therapists.

Dates:  TBA

Instructor:  Sue Friedberg, LCSW, LP

True love: a dialogic approach to working with couples

Drawing from the writings of Martin Buber, we will explore the path towards the I-Thou meeting within the couple’s relationship, and its potential for facilitation of “true love.” We will discuss Buber’s influence on modern theorists such as Fritz Perls and Harville Hendrix, the founder of Imago therapy. Using case examples, we will discuss how to move from a protective style rooted in unhealed childhood trauma toward a mutual experience of curiosity, empathy, and respectful and ultimately healing dialogue.

6 CEs for each 6-hour seminar  (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Note: The scope of practice of LMHC, LP and LCAT does not allow these professions to hold out as marriage and family therapists, family therapists, family therapists or couples therapists.

Fee for each seminar:  $250

Dates:  TBA

Instructor:  Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, DCSW, LP

Couples and family: A gestalt/ Systems Perspective and toolbox

This course will address couples and family psychotherapy from a Gestalt/Systems perspective. We will look at different schools of family work and their varying theoretical underpinnigs. The focus will be a toolbox of effective ways of working with couples and families using an experiential approach. We will study tapes, use role play, demonstrate various techniques and offer supervision of cases.

15 CEs for each 15-hour seminar  (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Note: The scope of practice of LMHC, LP and LCAT does not allow these professions to hold out as marriage and family therapists, family therapists, family therapists or couples therapists.

Fee for each seminar:  $450

Dates:  TBA

Instructor:  Sue Friedberg, LCSW, LP

Identities, Intersections and Gestalt Therapy

Through the lens of cultural humility and Gestalt therapy, this course will examine identities and their intersections, including race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, economics, ability, and others. Students will reflect on their own privilege, beliefs, and assumptions through sharing personal and professional experiences, completing short online assessments, and reflecting on current events and research. Students will develop tools for connecting to clients and explore ideas to challenge systematic inequity.

8 CEs for each 8-hour seminar  (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee:  $240

Dates:  TBA

Instructor:  Justin Laird, PhD, LP

tRANSFORMATIONAL cHAIRWORK: USING PSYCHOTHERAPUTIC DIALOUGE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Transformational Chairwork is centered on the belief that there is a healing and transformative power in (1) Giving voice to one’s inner parts, modes, and selves; and (2) Enacting or re-enacting scenes from the Past, the Present, or the Future.

Drawing on the clinical wisdom and practices of a wide range of Gestalt and integrative psychotherapist, this One-Day Transformational Chairwork Training is designed to introduce therapists to the practice of Chairwork, in an active, creative, and clinically-useful manner using clinical story-telling, role-plays, and live demonstrations.

6 CEs for each 6-hour seminar  (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee:  $120

Dates:  Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10am to 5pm with a one hour break.

Instructor: Scott Kellogg, PhD

Doing Gestalt Therapy Musically: A Musically Interactive Approach Utilizing Gestalt Principles

This course will feature the application of simple musical instruments in the Gestalt experiment. Gestalt theory, as it relates to contact and the translation of feelings, thoughts, and communicative gestures into sonic expression, will be discussed, demonstrated, and then explored by participants. This will be further explored as the background for emerging experiments. Discussion of these experiments will include an emphasis on how they may be utilized to enhance a verbal therapy process.

5 CEs for each 5-hour seminar  (Eligible for Continuing Education for CAT)

Fee:  $150

Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10am-1pm and 2:30-4:30pm

Instructor: Frank Bosco, LCAT

 

Psychoanalytic Courses Eligible for Social Work and Psychoanalysis CEs

Object Relations, Self Psychology and Gestalt Therapy, an Integration (P5)

Gestalt therapy provides a comprehensive framework for object relations and self psychology psychoanalytic theories. We will review the different schools of object relations and self psychology theories, with an emphasis on how they can be utilized to broaden a Gestalt theoretical view of psychotherapy. Review of case material and use of experiential work in class will be used to enhance an understanding of object relations and self psychology from a Gestalt perspective.

10 CEUs for each 10-hour seminar (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP)

Fee: $300

Dates: Mondays September 10, 17, 24 & October 1 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Instructor: Evan Senreich, PhD, LCSW

Location: 1133 Broadway Suite 1115

Introduction to Research Statistics (E1)

Students will master the basics of research and statistics, will be able to review and critique psychological, psychoanalytic and social research articles, including research design, analysis of samples, and understanding of qualitative and quantitative data.

15 CEUs for each 15-hour seminar (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP)

Fee:  $450
Dates:  Saturdays October 27, November 10 and December 8, from 10:00am – 3:00pm,

Instructor:  Lina Jandorf, MA, LMHC

Location: 166 E. 92nd Street, Apt. 5A  (phone:  212-876-8118)

 

An Historical Overview of Resistance, Transference, Countertransference (RTC1)

In this course, we will explore how Freud’s concept of ‘transference’ began to focus the work of analysis closer to the phenomenology of the present moment, and the gradual development of this concept into that of a ‘transference/countertransference field.’  We will explore the concept of phenomenology, as introduced by Husserl and further developed by Heidegger and others. We will compare Stolorow’s idea of transference as ‘organization of experience’ to Goodman’s emphasis on ‘analyzing the internal structure of the actual experience’ as the fundamental work of Gestalt therapy. We will consider Rank’s idea of resistance as an expression of the patient’s will, and explore its influence on the Gestalt view of resistance.
15 CEUs for each 15-hour seminar (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP)

Fee:  $450
Dates:  Saturdays, December 15, January 5, 19, February 23 and March 9 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Instructor:  Daniel Bloom, JD, LCSW

Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy is approved by the NYS Board for Social Work as a provider of Continuing Education, #SW-0041, and by the NYS Board for Mental Health Practitioners as a provider of Continuing Education for Mental Health Counseling, #MHC-0018, Psychoanalyis, #P-0020, and Creative Arts Therapy, #CAT-0007.

*Note: The scope of practice of LMHC, LP and LCAT does not allow these professions to hold out as marriage and family therapists, family therapists or couples therapists.

Please RSVP to all events by email to info@gestaltassociates.org or by phone to 212-689-7740

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