Many graduate students are introduced to the Gestalt approach of psychotherapy through the Gloria films, from which they develop the idea that the Gestalt approach is based upon the harsh, abrasive ’60s style that Fritz Perls employed in those movies. Gestalt has long transcended this 50-year-old stereotype and is now one of the fastest-growing therapeutic approaches in the world.
Modern Gestalt work is based upon the development of a highly safe, boundary sensitive, respectful, here and now relationship where the therapist or organizational consultant works with the individual, couple, family or organization to support foundational, permanent change. Modern Gestalt is a high impact, powerful, life changing way of working with clients. Its methodology embraces the totality of the diagnostic spectrum, and has been proven to be successful in dealing with the spectrum of diagnosis.
Gestalt theory and practice is one of the most powerful change processes. The Gestalt theory of foundational change is utilized in a variety of professions, including mental health, human resources, law enforcement, organizational consulting/coaching, and education. Many have integrated the Gestalt approach into their work with managing, counseling, coaching, and leading people and groups. The workshop is didactic as well as experiential, allowing participants the opportunity to have immediate experience with Gestalt processes.
Learn about the process of the modern Gestalt approach
See Gestalt therapy and consulting in action
Begin to understand how this powerful force for change works
Learn about the roots of Gestalt psychotherapy
- Undo previous misconceptions about Gestalt gleaned from “Gloria” movies or stories of “Fritz Perls”
Next Workshop: TBD