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Psychoanalytic Courses Eligible for Social Work and Psychoanalysis CEUs


Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy is an Approved Provider for NYS Continuing Education for:

– Social Work

– Mental Health Counseling

– Creative Arts Therapy

Introductory Events & Continuing Education

Open Houses – Spring & Summer 2019

open houses 2019

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

Location:  36 West 25th Street, 10th floor New York, NY 10010

Dates:  Wednesday, April 10 / Thursday, June 13 / Thursday, July 11 / Wednesday, August 7 @ 8:00 PM

Introductory Events 2019

Unless otherwise indicated, All Introductory Events are eligible for 2 Continuing Education Hours for Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Counseling, Psychoanalysis, and Creative Arts Therapy.

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

  Wednesday, April 24 / Thursday, June 20 / Wednesday, August 14 @ 8:00pm

Gestalt Group Therapy

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.


Dates:  Thursday, June 27 @ 8:00pm

Introduction to Gestalt 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:  Tuesday, April 30 / Tuesday, August 20 @ 7:30pm

Target Series Lectures Fall 2019- TBA

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 10th floor between Broadway & 6th Avenue

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

A $25 fee 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.

Workshops and Short Courses 2019

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.


Drawing from the writings of Martin Buber, we will explore the path toward the I-Thou meeting within the couple’s relationship and its potential for the facilitation of “true love”. Using case examples and structured Imago Relationship dialogues, 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 ultimatley healing dialogue. This workshop is also open to siblings, parents and chilren, and other dyadic relationships.

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

Fee: $250 for both days

Dates: 2 Fridays, July 12 and 26, 2019 from 6pm-9pm

Instructor: Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, LP

Gestalt Therapy: Basic Concepts and interventions

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

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

Fee:  $250

Dates: 6-week series, begins Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 7:00pm-8:40pm

Instructor: Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, LP, CGP

a gestalt approach to treating panic disorder

Anxiety and panic disorders are on the rise. This workshop outlines a Gestalt Therapy approach to the treatment of panic disorder based on the work of Gianni Francesetti, Gestalt therapist and Psychiatrist from Italy. Attention will be given to figure/ground formation, field theory, dialogic process and gestalt contact functions. Participants will come away with the skills to effectively recognize and treat panic disorder from a Gestalt Therapy perspective. The workshop will comprise of lecture, dialogue and experiential work.

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

Fee: $180

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10am-5pm

Instructor: Jeff Allison, LCSW


Do you want to learn more about how your identities and those of your clients impact your work together? Through the lens of cultural humility and Gestalt therapy, this course will examen identities and their intersections, including race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, economics, ability, and others. The lived experience of this course will challenge students to reflect their own privilege, beliefs, and assumptions through sharing personal and professional experiences, completing short online assessments, and reflecting on current events and research. Participants will develope tools to strengthen their clinical practice.

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

Fee: $210 for both days

Date: Sundays, October 20 and 27, 2019 from 10am-2pm

Instructor: Justin Laird, PhD, LP


Fritz Pearls saw the images in a dream as potential projected parts of the dreamer, and the dreams as an “existential message” about the dreamer’s current way of living in the world. Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak sees dream images as “other,” and works to embody them in sensory experiences with can lead o profound transformations for both 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/day (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee: $150

Dates: December 7, 2019 from 1pm-6:15pm

Instructor: Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, LP, CGP


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 underpinnings. The focus will be a toolbox of effective ways of working with couples and families using an experiential approch. We will study tapes, use role play, demonstrate various techniques and offer supervision of cases.

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

Fee:  $450

Dates: TBA, coming in 2020

Instructor: Susan Friedberg, LCSW, LP

**Location: 213 West 70th Street Apt 1


Psychoanalytic Courses Eligible for Social Work and Psychoanalysis CEs

Case Seminar, The Person-in-Relation (CS7)

This seminar will examine the individual cases of participants, focusing on the patient’s relationships. We will look at the patient’s early development and explore its impact of on the dynamics of the patient’s adult relationships. We will look at the patient’s attempts to repair early fragmentations or to “close” unfinished gestalts, focusing on their choice of relationships and patterns of interacting within their relationships. Each seminar participant will present a written case summary, exploring the specific dynamics of one or more primary relationships.

Fee: 10 hours, $300

Dates: Fridays, September 13 & 20; October 10 & 11; November 8, 6-8:30pm

Instructor: Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, LP

Resistance, Transference, Countertransference II: Winnicott (RTC 2)

This course will draw from concepts of transference/countertransference/resistance as presented in previous seminars and will focus on Winnicott’s models of infant emotional development and of therapeutic interaction. We will execute a “close reading” of Winnicott’s formulations as well as writings that have drawn upon his work in exploration of transference-countertransference. Our deeper appreciation of the subtleties and breadth of Winnicott’s (and related) concepts will open links to Gestalt theory and practice especially in terms of “the use of self.”

Fee: 10 hours, $300

Dates: Saturdays, November 23 & December 7, 10am – 3pm

Instructor: Todd Senzon, MA, LP

Diagnosis and the Body: An Historical Understanding of How We Diagnose and Work with the Body in Therapy (D3)

This course explores the contributions of Freud, Reich, Perls, Lowen and Pierrakos, and the profound insights they brought to the unspoken language of the body. We will focus on what our clients’ bodies (muscular armoring, body structure, posture, breath and movement) reveal to us and how this helps orient us in developing a diagnosis and treatment process. The course will be both didactic and experiential.

Fee: 15 hours, $450

Dates: Saturdays: October 19 & 26; November 9 & 16, 10am – 1:45pm

Instructor: Neila Wyman, LCSW, LP

Dreaming, Dream Analysis, & Dreamwork (PP3)

This course will review historical ways of thinking about and approaching dreams and theories of the psychology and physiology of the dreaming process. We will learn about Freudian, Jungian, and Gestalt approaches to dream analysis, interpretation and dreamwork, with a focus on exploring their similar goals of uncovering and understanding unconscious processes. We will especially attend to the differences between interpretive and experiential ways of working with dreams, utilizing case material and working with students’ dreams during the practicum hours.

Fee: 15 hours, $450

Dates: Saturdays, January 11; February 1 & 22; 2 – 7pm

Instructor: Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, LP

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