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 our website was launched in November 2020. Look for us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We’re excited about our new merchandise store.
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: We’ve been a hardworking committee and excited to report that we raised a record breaking $50,000+ during our 2020 annual campaign. We are already planning to surpass that in 2021. 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 or donate!
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.