Faculty

Jay Tropianskaia

Jay Tropianskaia, RP | Director of Training, Senior Faculty
Jay Tropianskaia, RP, Director of Training, Senior Faculty, has been working at the growing edge of Gestalt since 1992. Jay’s contribution to the legacy of the GIT includes her 2013 codification of The Five Year Training Program curriculum and mapping of competencies throughout the program, and the introduction of the recent shift in curriculum emphasis to embrace the contemporary Gestalt approach which is embodied relational and field centered. Jay is currently working on providing a language to bring the Gestalt approach to the wider community of professionals through writing, blogging and creation of continuing education programs. In addition to her teaching throughout the Training Program, Jay creates and offers programs including the Gestalt approach to addictions, anger management and the art of relationship. Jay graduated the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and has a private practice in Toronto.


 

Carolina Edwards

Carolina Edwards, RP | Executive Director, Senior Faculty
Carolina Edwards, RP, Senior Faculty, Executive Director, began her career as an audiologist, pioneering a new field of educational audiology within Canada, forming her own company Auditory Management Services and later lecturing across North America and writing numerous articles in the field. The search for her own enhanced training in counseling led her to Gestalt and the GIT, and her subsequent offering of training in counseling to rehabilitation professionals and educators. Carolina has brought her love of Gestalt to her position of senior faculty at the GIT since 1996. She has brought a high level of administrative and financial accountability as the Executive Director, and through Carolina’s vision and direction, the GIT is moving to its newly renovated home in August 2016. She has a private practice in Toronto.


 

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Tony Greco, RP | Faculty
Tony Greco, RP, Faculty, graduated from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 2004. He has been in private practice since graduation, working with individuals, couples and groups. Tony joined the GIT faculty in 2013 and brought his extensive store of knowledge of the roots of psychotherapy into the creation of our Year Five Contemporary Issues in Psychotherapy Reading Group. Working in the here and now with compassion and presence, Tony brings his commitment to classical Gestalt practice with his latest offering, Contemporary Hot Seat, a monthly series. Tony has a Bachelor of Arts and has pursued graduate and postgraduate work in philosophy and political theory at the University of Western Ontario.


 

Associate Faculty

 
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Frances Khanna | Associate Faculty
Frances Khanna, Ph.D., C.Psych., Associate Faculty, is a Registered Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto (OISE). She graduated from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 1997, joining the faculty in 2000. Her work assessing child development in schools and hospital settings (1971-1998) has been influenced by Gestalt since the mid-1970’s. Frances belongs to the Leaders Guild of the Sensory Awareness Foundation, and is combining mindfulness with Gestalt Therapy in her private practice and in her group work at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. She has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety.


 
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Susan Sinclair | Associate Faculty
Susan Sinclair directs the Alexander Technique Teacher Training Program and maintains a private practice at her Toronto studio in the Alexander Technique and the Pilates Method. Susan has presented her work internationally, and is on faculty at The Houston School for The Alexander Technique and The Alexander Alliance Tokyo. She is an Alexander Technique International certified teacher and sponsor.