Professional Development

We offer the following programming throughout the year:

Workshops take a deep dive into a particular aspect of Gestalt Therapy Theory. To see a portfolio of our offerings, please contact the GTIP Programming Committee at [email protected] Topics include: Navigating Ethics and Boundaries in the Clinical Relationship, Talking about Money, Trans Allyship for practitioners, The Use of Humor in Gestalt Therapy Theory, Gestalt & Psychodrama, Yoga & Gestalt, Presence & Awareness, and Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy.

At our Intro to Gestalt Workshop, you will learn in one weekend what makes the theory, according to a former trainee, “bold, tender, powerful…unabashedly affirming…” before committing to the full three-year training program.

Neighborhood Gatherings are for our trainees, alumni, and friends. It’s an opportunity to gather together in an informal way to learn how Gestalt Therapy Theory intersects with a variety of topics allowing time for (re)connection. Tuition is free. CEUs are offered for a small fee.

Organizational Trainings: Our faculty members are passionate about community, Gestalt and experiential learning. What better way to learn about the theory than to have professionals who teach it and practice it all day, every day, come to you? GTIP faculty offer didactic and experiential learning opportunities to improve communication skills, to help employees reduce stress, learn tools to facilitate DEI conversations and more. We’ve recently partnered with the Commonwealth of PA’s Department of Health Preparedness, MTR Therapy, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, among others.

Classroom Lectures: We teach graduate and undergraduate courses as guest lecturers. Frequently requested topics include Gestalt Therapy Theory for Psychologists and Social Workers and Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical or Legal Practice. Recently, our online availability has made it possible to offer assistance in distance learning environments.

We have partnered with the Chestnut Hill College Psychology Department, Immaculata University, University of Pennsylvania schools of Nursing and Social Work, La Salle University’s Psychology and Professional Counselors programs, the Social Work Department at Rutgers University, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Temple University School of Social Work in Philadelphia and Lancaster, Widener University School of Social Work and PsyD departments, and New York University’s School of Social Work, among others.

Supervision Groups: Many of our Faculty and Supervisors offer group and individual supervision for private practice clinicians or those working in the behavioral health sector.