GTIP has several committees, listed below. We are working toward a more collaborative and less top-down approach, with the goal of being transparent about how we operate.
Community Committees open to participation:
Marketing Committee: We have a lively committee in progress and you are reading this message on our new Website. We’ve been ultra busy and soon you will see our more ambitious forays into Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Along with the Fundraising Committee, we are poised to raise $50K this year.
Change Team is charged with providing guidance around racial equity. The 12 members, representing various social locations, will be seeking new applicants annually.
Fundraising Committee: This will be the banner year for fundraising at GTIP. Our goal is $50,000. That’s a lot of zeros and lots of work for us to do. Our venture into Fundraising began with the creation of the Joyce E. Lewis Memorial Tuition Assistance Fund, in honor of our deceased founder, who was very committed to offering financial support for trainees in need. Since then, we’ve awarded close to $115,000. If you are passionate about helping us become financially self-sustaining, please consider joining our committee!
Community Meeting Planning Committee provides opportunities for more contact between trainees, alumni, faculty, supervisors and board members. The meetings are a time to explore the ways in which we define ourselves based on our social locations: race, gender, class, culture, socioeconomic status, immigration status, health status and so forth.
Programming Committee has been tasked with creating relevant and thought provoking workshops for our community and interested others. Faculty members offer Neighborhood Gatherings, short events for alumni and their friends, on areas of interest to them. Recent and upcoming topics include: No Joke: the Use of Humor in Gestalt Therapy, Presence, Awareness and Engaging Dialogue, and Trans Allyship.
Curriculum Committee ensures that the foundational Gestalt Therapy Theory texts are enlivened with new and diverse voices in the field. They coordinate with the FDAC in organizing annual retreats and training.
Faculty Development and Appointment Committee (FDAC) recruits, interviews and recommends new faculty members. They also offer mentorship and consultation.