Intro Events & Continuing Education
Join us in an informal colloquium to meet our faculty and learn about our training programs.
Location: 36 West 25th Street, 10th floor
Each 2-hour Introductory Event is eligible for 2 CEUs in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Creative Arts Therapy, and Psychoanalysis
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless otherwise indicated, All Workshops and Courses are eligible for Social Work CEUs. If indicated, Courses are also eligible for Licensed Mental Health Counseling, Psychoanalysis, and Creative Arts Therapy Continuing Education.
Target 106: From narcissism to fear and tyranny: how societies are manipulated and mastered to collude
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Instructor: Greg Alsip, MD, PhD
Target 107: Working with the transgender population
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Instructor: Justin Laird, PhD
Target 108: emdr and gestalt therapy
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Instructor: Sue Friedberg, LCSW, LP
Location: 36 West 25th Street@Broadway & 6th Avenue, 10th floor,
All Workshops and Courses are eligible for Social Work CEUs. 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 CEUs for each 4-week series (Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)
Fee for each 4-week series: $265
Fridays, 3:45pm – 6:00pm, 4-week series, 9 CE hours:
May Series: TBA
September Series, TBA
Instructor: Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, CGP, LP
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 CEUs for each 5-hour seminar (Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)
Fee for each seminar: $150
Instructor: Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, CGP, LP
geSTALT THEORY AND ITS APPLICATION TO ONGOING CLINiCAL PRACTICE
This group, designed for experienced clinicians, integrates lectures on Gestalt Theory with case examples from members’ private practices and worksettings. (Admission is at the discretion of the instructor)
10 CEUs (Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)
Dates: Saturdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm, January 27 & February 17, 2018
Instructor: Connie Newman, LMHC, LCAT, LP
Explore Your Family of Origin
Using Experiential, Gestalt and Systemic principles, we will use Family Sculpting 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.Using Experiential, Gestalt and Systemic principles, we will use Family Sculpting 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.
(Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions) 5 CEUs
Dates: Saturday, 10am – 3pm; March 3, 2018
Instructor: Susan Friedberg, LCSW, LP
Gestalt Group Therapy Basics
This experiential and didactic class teaches participants the basics of Gestalt group therapy theory. Included are specific elements of structure necessary to create and maintain a well-functioning Gestalt therapy group that highlights participants’ interactional patterns and deepens authentic communication.
(Participants must attend all 3 sessions; eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)
Dates: 3 Saturdays 10:00am- 2:00pm, March 17 & 31; April 14, 2018
Instructor: Patricia Tucker, LCSW, LP
Case seminar, presentness and presence (cs4)
Gestalt therapy has always emphasized the experience of the present moment. This focus has served to heighten our awareness of the immediacy of living our lives, and of contact with what is. Presence is the basis for all forms of presentness. This seminar will include didactic and experiential explorations of both presentness and presence, and will address clinical applications and implications of this expansion of the Gestalt approach.
10 hours, 10 CEUs
Dates: Saturdays/ Sunday, January 27 & 28; 10 am – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Alan Cohen, LCSW, LP
Understanding and working with personality disorders (pp4)
This seminar will focus on the difficult treatment issues presented by Personality Disorders. The seminar will include: an overview of the different theories and ways of looking at Personality Disorders; their characteristics and diagnosis; and different principles of intervention, with an accent on the Gestalt approach to treatment. Participants are invited to present cases from their practice in this seminar.
10 hours, 10 CEUs
Dates: Saturdays, February 10 & 24; 12 pm – 5pm
Instructor: Jim Mulry, LCSW, LP
Case seminar, dreamwork (cs6)
In this course, we will focus on the clinical use of dreams, noticing their structure and timing in the therapeutic process, and how they arise from and impact the therapy and the treatment relationship. We will use case examples to demonstrate how images from dreams and dreamwork can be utilized as an ongoing homework practice to help patients alter habitual patterns of interrupting contact. Each participant will contribute case examples for discussion, and will prepare a paper and presentation.
(Note: Dream Analysis, PP3, is a prerequisite for this course, as well as a caseload of at least one current patient.)
10 hours, 10 CEUs
Dates: Saturdays,Mar 31 & Apr 14; 1 pm – 6:00 pm
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 email@example.com or by phone to 212-689-7740