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:
  Monday, April 23, 2018 at 8 PM / Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 8 PM

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, June 20, 2018 at 8 PM

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:  Wed, May 2, 2018 at 8 PM /  Wed, August 15, 2018 at 8 PM

Target Series Lectures Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

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 107: Working with the LGBTQ+ 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 SW, LP, MHC & CAT)

Fee for each 4-week series: 
  $265

Dates: 
  Fridays, 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm, 4-week series, 9 CE hours:
Series 1: March 3 & 23, April 6 & 20, 2018

Series 2: May 4 & 18, June 1 & 8, 2018

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

Fee:  $350

Dates:  April 28, May 12, and June 2 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Each Day

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

Fee for each seminar:  $150 each

Dates:  3 Saturdays, 1 pm – 6:15 pm, August 25 or December 8, 2018

Instructor:  Susan Jurkowski, LCSW, CGP, LP

Expore 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 orgin or current family situation and the interface of the past and present. Useful for self exploration or for professionals who wish to increase their therapeautic repertoire.

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

Fee for each seminar:  $125

Dates:  Sunday , 10 am – 3:00 pm, June 10, 2018

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 relationship and its potential for facilitation of “true love.” We will discuss Buber’s influence on modern theorists such as Fritzp 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 curitosity, empathy, and respectful and ultimately healing dialogue.

6 CEUs 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:  2 Fridays, July 13 & 20, 2018 6 pm – 9 pm

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 CEUs 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:  3 Sundays, 10 am – 3:00 pm, October 7,21 & November 3, 2018

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

Fee for each seminar:  $240

Dates:  2 Sundays, November 11 & 18, 2018

Instructor:  Justin Laird, PhD, LP

Psychoanalytic Courses Eligible for Social Work and Psychoanalysis CEUs

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

Fee:  $300
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

Fee:  $300
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

Fee:  $300
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 info@gestaltassociates.org or by phone to 212-689-7740

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