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Integrative Gestalt Therapy I: Foundational Principles for Working Experientially



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Noeticus Center for Professional Development™ (NCPD)

Integrative Gestalt Therapy I:
Foundational Principles for Working Experientially in Counseling

“Providing Therapeutic Tools for Empowering Your Clients to Live Fuller Lives”

Training Information:

- Instructor: Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, CIGT, BC-DMT, RYT, CMT
- Date: April 9 through April 20, 2018 (M/T)
- Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm All Days (Check-In at 8:30 am)
- Where: 190 E 9th Ave, Suite #310; Denver CO 80203
- Cost: $250 General; $200 Grad Student; $150 Staff/Alumni
- Group Discount: $225 Three or More Registrations Together
- Military Discount: $215 Military Personnel and Veterans
- Contact Hours: 15.0 NAADAC/NBCC Approved Contact Hours
- Size: Limited to 16 Participants; Please Register Early
- Pre-Registration Required for Attendance
- Registration: https://ncpd-nigtcp1-0418.eventbrite.com

Training Description:

Gestalt Therapy is a somatically-oriented, experiential therapy that is deeply rooted in Humanistic psychology. Developed by Fritz and Laura Perls, Gestalt Therapy draws wisdom from many traditions including psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology, existential philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and theater improvisation.

Participants in this training will learn the fundamental principles of the Gestalt approach, both as a primary therapeutic modality and as a perceptual framework that can be applied to other theoretical orientations. In particular, the Gestalt Cycle of Experience will be explored as a potent model for recognizing and understanding how needs arise in the phenomenological field and how those needs can be effectively addressed. Course participants will experientially investigate the interaction between self and environment and the various defensive strategies that can truncate or become barriers to the satisfaction of those needs by blurring the relationship between self and environment.

This training is designed for counseling psychology graduate students and post-graduate mental health professionals interested in pursuing and/or developing a stronger somatic approach and will be highly experiential in nature.

Training Objectives:

This introductory training provides participants with an overview of the theoretical framework of Gestalt Therapy and offers an experiential opportunity to explore and practice some of the techniques associated with this potent modality including the following:

- Using the Cycle of Experience
- Recognizing and Working with Polarities
- Making Contact and Transforming Disruptions in Contact
- Supporting Greater Self-Regulation

NOTE: This training can be taken independently or as one of the co-requisites for our Integrative Gestalt Therapy Certification.

Training Instructor:

Ryan Kennedy, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, CACIII, BC-DMT, CLMA, is the Executive and Training Director at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute. He has been a somatically-informed psychotherapist since 1993 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 1996. He has extensive training in somatic and experientially-based therapies including Gestalt Therapy, Psychodrama, and many more. In addition to his experiential and phenomenological approach to therapeutic work, he also brings a strong understanding of systemic issues, attachment theory, multicultural perspectives, clinical neuroscience, developmental patterning, psychopharmacology, and intersubjectivity. Ryan was also on the faculty of the Somatic Counseling Psychology Program at Naropa University for 18 years and served as the coordinator for the Body Psychotherapy Concentration and is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, a Certified Massage Therapist, and a founding member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.

Training Text:

Gestalt Theory in Action TextThis training draws from the book, Gestalt Counselling in Action (4th Edition), by Petruska Clarkson and updated by Simon Cavicchia. Training participants may benefit from purchasing the book prior to the training and bringing it with them to the training as a resource. Available from: http://www.amazon.com/Gestalt-Counselling-Action/dp/1446211282

To Register or For More Information:

- Program: Noeticus Center for Professional Development (NCPD)
- Contact: Ryan Kennedy, PsyD; Training/Education Program Director
- Website: www.noeticus.org/ncpd.html
- Email: ncpd@noeticus.org
- Call: 303-399-9988 x 510

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy: http://www.noeticus.org/Cancel_and_Refund_Policy.html

Approved Continuing or Professional Education Provider Information:

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by NAADAC as an Approved Education Provider, AEP, #151584 and NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6704. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. All Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program (NACCTP) classes have been approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) for workforce development grants. All trainers affiliated with the NACCTP have been approved by the Colorado Department of Human Services' Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) to provide such training.