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.

December 5, 2020: The One Thing More Difficult To Talk About Than Sex: Why talking about money in the clinical encounter is both therapeutic and supportive, presented by Marta Ludwig, LCSW. 

Description: Most of us feel very uncomfortable at the thought of talking about money with our clients, whether it has to do with us stating our fee or raising it, negotiating a lower fee, asking to be paid for a late cancellation or assessing if the client really stopped being able to afford treatment. In this workshop we will explore our inner beliefs about money and clinicians’ ambivalence and inner resistance to receiving money. We will look at how our own unprocessed beliefs and feelings around being paid can hinder our clients’ growth. Through case examples, we will discuss how things are not always what they seem when it comes to money and why we need to carefully assess the situation, looking for hidden needs and desires in order to help our clients grow. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., five CEUs, $125.

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 admingtip@gmail.com.

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).

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.”