Alumni Gathering Workshop

Restore Connection – Refresh Theory – Renew Embodied Experience

April 1, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | English House | 6 CEUs

OVERVIEW

How can you grow as a Gestalt practitioner? GTIP Grads, you are invited to participate in our first ever Alumni gathering! Whether you completed the program in 1987 or 2022, there’s always something new to learn. Join us as we revisit Gestalt Therapy Theory and discover what’s new in the field. 

Together, we’ll draw on our mutual experience to gain fresh perspective, question old paradigms, and renew connections as we discover new faces. There will be small and large group experiences, mini-lectures, demonstrations, and experiential exercises. Fresh ideas with the same familiar structure. 

We live in a time of unprecedented challenges.  The practical applications of Gestalt Therapy Theory not only support healing in ourselves, clients and the larger community, but also free us to find exciting opportunities for change within these challenges. GTIP is deeply committed to anti-oppression work and would like to share insights we’ve gained over the years, including how Gestalt Therapy Theory promotes ways to work across difference. Work worth doing is often messy; yet the tenets of the theory – presence, self-awareness, and the importance of context – contribute to dismantling oppression.  

How can we as a community nurture and inspire one another? With respect for diverse voices, through honoring non-verbal communication and the practice of moment by moment awareness, our community becomes a living co-creation in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We’ll explore the ways that fixed ideas about gender, family background, race, sexual orientation and other identities can leave us stuck and isolated. 

By skillfully navigating the realities of the individual social locations we bring to the collective, Gestalt work opens up deeper and more rewarding cycles of contact. The emphasis on releasing rigid assumptions is what brings “air” into the fresh, vulnerable moments at the core of healing.

Join us as we (re)create connection, experience ourselves and each other more deeply, and meet other members of our vast GTIP Alumni community.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Reunite with fellow graduates and familiar faculty
  • Sharpen your understanding of Gestalt Therapy Theory 
  • Experience the application of Gestalt Therapy Theory in deconstructing fixed and habitual patterns, including undoing the forces of white dominant culture
  • Experience Gestalt Therapy theoretical concepts in action
  • Learn about how your history, culture and social location (inducing experiences of oppression and privilege) are embodied, leading to heightened awareness of how to apply that knowledge in your interactions
  • Refresh (or learn for the first time) the power of phenomenological inquiry and field theory in therapy 

CEUs: 6
HOURS: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
DATES: Saturday, April 1, 2023
TUITION: $180 early, $200 after March 15, 2023 (includes lunch and CEUs)
LOCATION: English House, Bryn Mawr College
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 20, 2023

TUITION (includes the cost of CEUs):

GTIP is committed to offering workshops to anyone who wants to attend, regardless of financial constraints. Therefore, we have sliding scale slots available to make this workshop more accessible. The full cost of this workshop is $180 per person. Those who can afford to pay this rate ensure that we are able to continue to offer more sliding scale seats at this and future workshops. If you are able to pay more, you support someone directly who might not otherwise be able to attend. Sliding scale seats available through online registration only.

$180 (full price, early until 3/15/23): 30+ seats available
$200 (full price after 3/15/23): 30+ seats available
$250 (sponsor level): 15+ seats available, supporting other participants’ ability to attend
$160 (sliding scale): 3 seats available
$150 (sliding scale): 3 seats available
$140 (sliding scale): 3 seats available

How do I know which rate I should choose? Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. We like to use the Green Bottle scale as a framework.


GTIP offers Continuing Education credits to: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PSY, ICF, GENERIC. Should you be requesting CEUs, please indicate what license you hold and your license number on the registration form.

CEUS:

This session is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers in PA and many other states.

GTIP is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer 6 hours of continuing education for psychologists. GTIP maintains responsibility for the program. The Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology requires Psychology workshop participants to furnish their license number to receive a certificate of attendance.

Registration opens Fall 2023

If you have any questions, please reach out to Laura Henrich, Operations Manager: [email protected]