Upcoming Events

Workshops: GTIP faculty and associates present events, workshops, seminars and talks focusing on the theory and practice of Gestalt Therapy. A sampling of topics include:

  • Gestalt Therapy Theory (an overview) 
  • Trauma, Grief and Loss 
  • The Ethics of Experiential Work 
  • Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy 

GTIP events are held at Bryn Mawr College, online via Zoom or in the Greater Philadelphia region. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists. Faculty are available to come to you, on request, at other locations. Our current workshops are listed below.

February 6, 2021: Being Present to Our Inner Desires: Navigating Ethics and Boundaries in the Clinical Relationship, presented by Jennifer C. Jones, PhD and Doug Graver, LCSW. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., three Ethics CEUs, $75.

March 14, 2021: Psychodrama and Gestalt, presented by Karen Levin LCSW and Lori Budman, LCSW, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., three CEUs, $125.

Neighborhood Gatherings: These programs, on Zoom for 2020-2021 academic year, are designed by faculty and alumni to showcase their work to an intimate group. Admission is free for these programs, and a small fee is charged if CEUs are needed. If you have interest in presenting a three-hour gathering, please contact our Programming Committee via laurah@gtip.org.

January 10th, 2021: Trans Allyship through a Gestalt Lens: Gender Expression as a Creative Adjustment, presented by Kelly Kampf, LCSW and El Schoepf. Noon-4 p.m., three CEUs. 

Description: We are always choosing if and how to present parts of ourselves to the world — this is creative adjustment in action. For many transgender and nonbinary people, experimenting with how to express gender identity is a process that often isn’t supported in the environment. In this gathering, learn how therapists can add more support and curiosity to maximize client growth and exploration. Free to GTIP alumni and guests. Three CEUs: $10 (alumni), $20 (guests).

February 6th, 2021: Being Present to Our Inner Desires: Navigating Ethics and Boundaries in the Clinical Relationship, presented by Doug Gravier and Jennifer C. Jones, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., three CEUs.

Description: Awareness, for Gestalt practitioners, is a key component in our clinical life. Increasing our awareness of our strengths, our inner struggles, and our desires is particularly beneficial when approaching ethical considerations. A lack of awareness of our shadow side impacts our approach to these, very human, inner struggles. Throughout our lives and our careers we are guided by an inner voice that offers us guidance for navigating many of the thorny questions we face in our clinical relationships. This inner guidance can lead us right to where we need to be…or can lead us to peril. This workshop will offer an opportunity for attendees to tune into one’s inner desires, as well as provide a space to listen to others share their experiences around ethical successes and failures.

Intro to Gestalt Weekend: This introductory weekend workshop will allow participants to gain a taste of Gestalt Therapy Theory and an opportunity to experience the theoretical concepts in action. There will be mini lectures, demonstrations, and experiential exercises.

Additional Learning Opportunities: In addition, conferences offered by the national and international Gestalt Therapy Community are listed on the Conference Calendar under “Global Gestalt Community.”