Professional Development Workshops

GTB provides opportunities for continued learning with public workshops being presented throughout each year by local and international experts in their field. We aim to provide the highest quality continuing education, training and development opportunities. Our professional development events provide a community environment where specialised knowledge and experience may be developed and shared.

All are welcome at GTB’s Professional Development workshops.

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Upcoming workshop - Peter Cole

23 August 2020

A Relational Approach to Gestalt Group Therapy with Peter Cole & Daisy Reese

A Relational Approach to Gestalt Group Therapy with Peter Cole & Daisy Reese

A rich and satisfying life requires that we develop strong capacities for both self-activation and forming authentic, lasting and intimate relationships. Join us on this online journey in experiencing and learning the power of Gestalt Group Therapy to catalyse personal and relational growth. We will work in various group configurations (“fishbowl”, dyads, large group) to demonstrate the theory and practice of utilizing the power of the group process in the service of each group member’s growth and development.

Workshop attendees will learn important new concepts and skills in Gestalt group facilitation:

  • Group-as-a-Whole interventions and reflections that address important dimensions of the group experience
  • The Emotional Leader, The Defiant Leader & the Scapegoat Leader: how to recognize and work effectively with roles that are commonly assumed by group members
  • The Affective Current and Affective Processing: Dimensions of Awareness that promote growth
  • Rupture and Repair as an ongoing process in Gestalt Group Therapy: promoting attachment, empathy and empowerment
  • The Shadow of the Leader: working with speaking truth to power in group life and in the world
  • Creating a safe container for the work
  • Upholding Gestalt Values of an egalitarianism and mutual respect in our Groups

IMPORTANT: Dates and times for this will be confirmed shortly. It is be planned for two consecutive days, approximately 4.5 hours each in the second half of August 2020.

family therapyTracy Santos

17 October 2020

Grief and Bereavement with Tracy Santos

Grief and Bereavement with Tracy Santos

With a strong interest in the areas of death and dying, grief and bereavement, Tracy has specialised in this field for the last 17 years and regularly directs her focus towards educating and facilitating processes whereby people, in both the community and in professional roles, learn to compassionately care for the dying and become informed and practiced in how to be with those experiencing grief.

More details to come soon.

15 September 2020

Moving into Meaning: Introducing a somatic & developmental approach to psychotherapy with Ruella Frank

Moving into Meaning: Introducing a somatic & developmental approach to psychotherapy with Ruella Frank

In this webinar, we will explore the intricate relational moves of embodied trans-subjectivity that form a basis of communication, initially between parent and baby, but then throughout life.
The movement repertoire that develops in the first year of life is a language that conveys our most pressing desires, intentions and emotions. Expressive movements, acquired in the company of significant others, go on to become the tacit core of adult behavior in everyday experience and, of course, in the psychotherapy relationship.
This webinar focusses on the details of this somatic expression of affect and relational intent. Participants will be supported in developing an understanding of the meaning and emotional significance of these somatic communications and skills in applying those insights to their therapy work.

 

19 September 2020

Relational Gestalt: Immersion In Complexity with Janice Roosevelt Gerard

Relational Gestalt: Immersion In Complexity with Janice Roosevelt Gerard

Relational Gestalt Therapy is about the complexity of human experience presented as an online interactive workshop. To learn to be intimate with others is a complex process which requires our presence, our focused attention and awareness of our history, our immediate experience and our surroundings simultaneously. During the course we will review the major underpinnings of classical Gestalt and how Relational Gestalt advances our capacity to integrate and live complex experiences while advancing the theory and practice of Gestalt therapy. We will explore the evocative power of language, of imagery and most importantly, the profundity and complexity of human interaction. We will be given the time and space to ponder, live and understand one of the fundamental tenets of Relational Gestalt, “All experience is co-created.”

 

Image: Samuel Nixon, St Paul's Church, Halifax

4 June 2020

The Good Samaritan: Exploring Altruism in Challenging Times with Miriam Taylor

The Good Samaritan: Exploring Altruism in Challenging Times with Miriam Taylor

The current pandemic has brought out the best and the worst in people. This webinar will explore some ideas about altruism, bringing social, biological, ethical and implicit dimensions into the frame. A particular focus will be on altruism as a response to trauma.

 

‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom’ Viktor Frankl

Main image: Samuel Nixon, St Paul’s Church, Halifax