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.

Genesis of Intergenerational Trauma: A Somatic and Developmental Perspective

12 CEs  (eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee: $300

Dates: 
January 26 and 27, 2019 from 9:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Ruella Frank, PhD

Introduction to Experiential Psychotherapy for Integrative Therapists

Experiential Psychotherapy is a catalyst for powerful transformation with a focus on the direct experience of the client in the present moment, yet how and why we utilize these interventions in practice can be elusive. If you are interested in integrating sensory awareness, movement, gesture, and imagery into your sessions, please join me for a combination of lecture, discussion, and experiential learning. In this workshop we will explore an overview of the foundations of experiential-process psychotherapy and practice somatic interventions through the lens of Gestalt Theory.

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

Fee:  $100

Dates:  March 16, 2019 from 9:30am-1:30pm

Instructor:  Jeremy Borer, LCSW-R

Gestalt Group Therapy Basics

This 12-hour experiential and didactic class, held in 4 meetings, teaches participants the basics of Gestalt Therapy theory and the practical aspects of starting a Gestalt Therapy group with the necessary elements of structure that will ensure a well-functioning Gestalt therapy group.   Included are specific ways to create and maintain structured dialogue that keeps the group’s focus on the here and now, deepen communication between members, attend to the body as a powerful communication tool, and allow group members to bring in issues from their outside lives in a way that maintains an interactional focus.

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

Fee for each seminar:  $350

Dates: March 23, April 6, April 20 & May 11, 2019 from 9am-12pm

Instructor: Patricia Tucker, LCSW

Addressing Suicidality: Navigating Suicide Risk in Practice

This day-long workshop will address working clinically with suicidality by introducing the core components that combine to form an integrated approach to competently manage suicide risk throughout the life-cycle of treatment. This workshop is appropriate for licensed mental health and substance use treatment providers and draws from both National and New York State driven initiatives for best practices in the prevention of suicide and suicidal behavior.

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

Fee for each seminar:  $210

Dates: April 7, 2019 from 9am-5pm

Instructor: Michael Mitchell, LCSW

Burnout: A Radical Field Perspective

When you look at a lot that’s written about burnout, it seems you have to choose either to fight it or to embrace it as a valued lesson that helps you turn your life around and find the new and improved you. From the radical field perspective in Gestalt, we can look at burnout as a phenomenon at play at the contact boundary. This implies that — in addition to making some safe ground – the therapist’s job is not to distance himself from this, but to investigate in what way he is part of the field in which this burnout manifests itself. In addition, there is also the more global aspect of how burnout is at work in our society as a whole. In this workshop we will practice with this approach and take our time to process this work.

This workshop is primarily intended for therapists and therapists-in-training.

6 or 12 CEs (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee for each seminar:  $170 for one day or $300 for both days

Dates: May 11 and 12, 2019 from 10am-5pm

Instructor: Sara Hendrick

Sleep Coaching: Part I and Part II

Fritz Perls said behind trouble in sleeping is a problem that wants to be resolved.  That statement is far from what sleep research as it is today. Sleep medicine offers mostly device and medication for better sleep. Yet, there is so much one can do before submitting to sleeping pills. But it seems the story goes much further.  Therefore, we have developed a more integrative approach and called it Sleep Coaching. This approach is developed, based on Gestalt Therapy theory, integrating it with CBT, including sleep training, sleep education, relaxation techniques including hypnosis and dream work.

7 CEs/day (Eligible for Continuing Education for SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee for each seminar: $280/day

Dates: June 1 and 2, 2019 from 10am-6pm

Instructor: Brigitte Holzinger, PhD

Psychoanalytic Courses Eligible for Social Work and Psychoanalysis CEs

Developmental Theory, Bowlby, Mahler & Stern (PD1)

This seminar focuses on the developmental theories of Bowlby, Mahler and Stern, and their practical application to Gestalt Therapy. The course includes both lecture and demonstration/participation. Various techniques and strategies are explored for integrating developmental insights into the ongoing process of a Gestalt session.

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

Fee:  $450

Dates: Fridays, Jan 25, Feb 15, April 19, & May 24 from 6:00pm-9:45pm

Instructor:  Arleen Maiorano, LCSW, LP

History of Psychoanalytic Thought (P3)

This course delineates the last 100 years of psychoanalysis and its evolution into its many theoretical perspectives, with the goal of providing the student with a deeper historical and conceptual foundation for practice. We will trace this evolutionary tree from Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, Heinz Hartmann and the beginning of ego psychology, object relations (Spitz, Mahler) through the Sullivanians, Melanie Klein, the British object relational school with Fairbairn and Winnicott, Erickson and Kohut and their contributions to Identity and the Self, through to contemporary Freudian theorists i.e. Kernberg, Lacan, Schafer, Loewald and finally to the relational school of psychoanalytic thought. We will also discuss how the “humanistic” schools of psychotherapy fit into this history i.e. Rogerian, Jungian, Gestalt, Bio-Energetics etc, which although distinguished by their theories and techniques, are still historically grounded in psychoanalytic theory.

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

Fee:  $450

Dates: Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21 & May 28, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Instructor:  Johanna Barrett, LCSW

 

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.

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

Fee:  $450

Dates: Saturdays, March 23, March 30, April 6 & April 13 10:00am – 1:45pm

Instructor:  Neila Wyman, LCSW, LP

Psychoanalytic Research, The Case Study in Context (ER2)

Through class discussion of course reading assignments and project preparation students will achieve a comprehensive understanding of the contextual field in which the case study prevails as the research model utilized by psychotherapists across a range of theoretical approaches.   Please Note: This summer class meets in-person for the start and closure of the course. All other discussions are facilitated through Google Groups.

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

Fee:  $450

Dates:  Friday June 28 from 6:00pm-7:30pm and 6 weeks of additional discussion online

Instructor:  Todd Senzon, MA, 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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