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 (@gestalttraininginstitutephila) and LinkedIn. We’re excited about our new merchandise store.
Change Team is charged with providing guidance around racial equity. The members, representing various social locations, seek new applicants annually.
Fundraising Committee: We’ve been a hardworking committee and excited to report that we raised a record breaking $74,900 during our 2021 annual campaign. 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 $165,000 in Tuition Assistance. If you are passionate about helping us become financially self-sustaining, please consider joining our committee or donate!
Community Meeting Planning Committee (CMPC) provides opportunities for more contact between trainees, alumni, faculty, supervisors and board members three times per training year. In 2023 the CMPC will be sponsoring GTIP’s first Talent Show!
Programming Committee has been tasked with creating relevant and thought provoking workshops for our community and interested others. 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.