Intro Events & Continuing Education

Open Houses – Spring & Summer 2017

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, 8pm, April 12th & August 9th
Thursday, 8pm, June 1st

Introductory Events 2017

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.

Fee:  $10

Dates:
  Wednesday, 8pm, April 19th & August 16th
Thursday, 8pm, June 8th

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:  Wednesday, 8pm, June 14th

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:  Wednesdays, 8pm, April 26th & August 23rd

Target Series Lectures Fall 2017

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 CEUs. If indicated, Courses are also eligible for Licensed Mental Health Counseling, Psychoanalysis, and Creative Arts Therapy Continuing Education.

Target 104: An integration of gestalt Theory and imago relationship therapy

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

Instructor: Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, LP

Target 105: Embodied intersubjectivity

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017

Instructor: Ruella Frank, PhD, LMHC. LP

Target 106: How we master populations through the propagation of fear

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

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 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

Dates: 
  Fridays, 3:45pm – 6:00pm, 4-week series, 9 CE hours:
May Series: TBA
September Series, TBA

Instructor:  Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, CGP, LP

Couples Therapy From A GESTALT PERSPECTIVE

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 approach. We will study tapes, use role play, demonstrate various techniques and offer supervision of cases.   15 CEUs
(Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)

Fee:  $450

Dates:  3 Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm, October 14, 21 & November 4, 2017

Instructor:  Susan Friedberg, LCSW, 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

Dates:  TBA

Instructor:  Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, CGP, LP

True Love: A Dialogic Approach to Working with Couples

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.” 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 CEUs (Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)

Fee for the 2 sessions: 
$175

Dates: 
 2 Fridays, 6-9pm, July 7 & 28, 2017

Instructor:  Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, DCSW, 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

Fee:  $80

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.

12 CEUs
(Participants must attend all 3 sessions;  eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)

Fee:  $250

Dates:  3 Saturdays 10:00am- 2:00pm,  March 17 & 31; April 14, 2018

Instructor:  Patricia Tucker, LCSW, LP

Harm Reduction Strategies

This course will focus on how mental health professionals can use Harm Reduction strategies to address substance use. Phenomenological assessment of substance use, identification of strengths, and evaluation of the subjective experience of harmful consequences are used to engage clients in self-directed management. Case material will be explored to practice using harm reduction tools towards behavior change.   4 CEUs  (Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions) 

Fee:  $200

Dates:  Saturday, 10 – 2pm,  TBA

Instructor:  Todd Senzon, MA, LP

geSTALT THEORY AND ITS APPLICATION TO ONGOING CLINCAL 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)

Fee:   $225

Dates:   Saturdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm,   January 27 & February 17, 2018

Instructor:   Connie Newman, LMHC, LCAT, LP

Additional Continuing Education Courses

practical intuition: deepENing the therapist-client relationship with Leslie Austin, Phd, lp

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”– Albert Einstein

As professional therapists, we are highly skilled at verbal communication with our clients. But what about the other subliminal things we’re sensing as we talk? If we aren’t consciously also integrating our intuition into our work we’re missing out on a major part of how we and our clients communicate with and relate to each other! Our intuitive processes are neither random nor chaotic, but are part of an often overlooked but important internal non-linear dynamical system. In this course we will discuss and practice how to access and use your intuitive processes in simple, practical, and structured ways, integrating left-brain with right-brain perceptions.

5 CEUs  (Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)

To register: Call (212) 689-7740 or email info@gestaltassociates.org

Fee:  $200

Dates:  Sunday, October 22nd, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Instructor:   Leslie Austin, PhD, LP

Value, meaning, and conflict in the consulation room: redefining and deepening the psychotherapautic relationship with margaret haas, ma, lp

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” — William Shakespeare, “Hamlet.”

Psychotherapy is meant to be a healing, life-improving process which ideally helps bring more meaning and purposeinto our clients’ lives. But how often do we, as professional therapists, actively engage with our clients to explicitly explore the significance and application in their lives of their values, sense of meaning, or even their sense of spirituality (or lack of same)? How explicitly have we done the same explorations for ourselves in our own lives? What happens if our client’s values or beliefs are in conflict with our own? How do we ethically and professionally presence and manage these conflicts and issues within the therapeutic relationship?  In this course we will explore how to work with and navigate these challenging issues and their boundaries while honoring the healing intentions of the psychotherapeutic relationship.

5 CEUs  (Eligible for Continuing Education for all Professions)

To register: Call (212) 689-7740 or email info@gestaltassociates.org

Fee:  $200

Dates:  Saturday, October 21st, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Instructor:   Margaret Haas, MA, LP

 

 

Psychoanalytic Courses Eligible for Social Work and Psychoanalysis CEUs

Dreaming, Dream Analysis, & Dreamwork

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.   15 CEUs

Fee:  $450
Dates:  Saturdays, 1 – 6pm, TBA

Instructor:  Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, LP

Resistance, Transference, Countertransference, Existential Issues

This course will examine transference/countertransference/resistance in its historical context as it emerged from an intrapsychic individualist model and developed into a model focusing on the emerging structure of the situation. We will analyze the influence of phenomenology, gestalt psychology, and existentialism, as they relate to the innovations of Gestalt therapy. Clinical material will be presented to exemplify contemporary Gestalt therapy’s use of transference/counter-transference as a functioning of the contact-boundary in a psychotherapeutic meeting.   10 CEUs

Fee:   $300
Dates:   Saturdays, February 11, March 4 & 25; 1 – 4:20pm

Instructor:   Daniel Bloom, JD, LCSW

Developmental Theory, Attachment

Attachment Theory is a psychological theory that provides a descriptive & empirical framework for interpersonal relationships throughout the life span. The central theme of Attachment Theory is that the infant-caregiver relationship informs styles of attachment which impact behaviors later in life. This course explores the work of John Bowlby, the first attachment theorist; Mary Ainsworth and her ground-breaking “strange situation” study, Margaret Main, & John Fonagy. The implications for psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and parental support are addressed.   15 CEUs

Fee for each seminar:   $450
Dates:   Saturdays, March 11; April 15, May 13; 12 – 5pm

Instructor:  Connie Newman, LMHC, LCAT, LP

Case Seminar, The Person-in-Relation

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.  10 CEUs

Fee for each seminar:  $300
Dates:   Fridays, April 14 & 28; 6 – 9:00pm & Saturday, April 8; 12 – 4pm

Instructor:   Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, LP

Ethical Considerations in Analytic Practice

Intrinsic to ethical practice is the therapist’s respect both for the patient and for the complex and profound relationship, the “space between,” that is co-created by the patient/therapist meeting. We will discuss the philosophical, legal, & professional foundations that come together to form the core of current ethical practice.    15 CEUs

Fee for each seminar:   $450
Dates:   Fridays, June 9 & 30; July 14, & 21, 6 – 9:45

Instructor:   Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, LP

Case Seminar, Case Studies through the Life Cycle of Treatment

In this course, students read examples & then present their own cases surrounding the following topics: Beginnings: Introductions and Engagement; Middle Phase: Core Issues & Major Theme Development; Transference and Countertransference; & Endings: Termination Issues in Treatment.   10 CEUs

Fee:   $300
Dates:   Saturdays, September 23 & October 7; 1 – 4:20pm

Instructor:    Patricia Tucker, LCSW, LP & Connie Newman, LCAT, LMHC, 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

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