Five Year Training Program| Overview
The Gestalt training program consists of five years of part-time study on evenings and weekends, which allows students to continue their current employment while completing their studies. The program is scheduled between the months of September and April, followed by a five-day residential workshop in a country setting in May for Years One, Two, and Three; and in June for Year Four and the One Year Training Program for Professionals group. Years One through Three, or equivalent, are prerequisite training for entrance into Years Four and Five. The first three years of The Five Year Training Program may also be taken for intensive personal growth for students not intending to go forward into the Professional Development Training of Years Four and Five, which are geared to becoming a Registered Psychotherapist. The Gestalt Institute of Toronto’s training programs continue to be committed to experiential and experimental learning within group process, an approach that has been our trademark since 1973. Real change is possible in a diverse group coming together to support each other and the process. We are committed to shared agreements to speak the language of responsibility, to the principle that self-acceptance leads to greater acceptance of the other, to a willingness to make mistakes in the presence of others, and to the awareness that we are each an implicit part of everything that occurs in our shared reality, and therefore any change in pattern of one person affects the entire group.
One-Year Training Program for Professionals| Overview
This program is designed for professionals desiring to apply the Gestalt approach to a variety of clinical settings. It affords a similar foundational intensive training in Gestalt as the Year One curricula of The Five Year Training Program while including theoretical applications for the practitioner. In this way the program takes into account the previous personal growth and work in the field for currently practising therapists and counsellors, trainers and facilitators, consultants and leaders. Gestalt theory and methods will be taught as they apply to the particular client groups and responsibility areas of the participants. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals to learn the Gestalt approach to apply to the skills and understanding within their own disciplines. Personal development is an integral part of this training.
Process Group Facilitator Training Program| Overview
This program was designed to introduce group facilitators and leaders to the approach developed by The Gestalt Institute of Toronto over the past 45 years of experiential and relational group process training. The Group Facilitator Training Program is being offered to professionals from a variety of backgrounds who have graduated a Gestalt training program or its equivalent. Completion of this program will provide a Certificate in Gestalt Process Group Facilitator Training. This program is one of the eligibility requirements to apply to teach at the GIT.
Supervisory Training| Overview
Mirror, Mirror on the Screen
Re-Viewing the Relational Therapeutic Situation
A supportive workshop for your memory and for your pride. This four week workshop will use videotaping to expand awareness of how you are and what ...
Dynamics of Power and Privilege for the Gestalt Practitioner
This group is created for practitioners who want to do case reviews based around issues of power and privilege. Contemporary Gestalt Therapy emphasizes the space between therapist and client in an embodied field, ...
Master Supervision Class with Michael Clemmens
For those students and graduates who are seeing clients, here’s an opportunity to have supervision with a master Gestalt therapist. Date: March Sunday 4, 2018 Time: ...
This program, designed to meet CRPO standards for clinical supervisors by April 2018, has been structured to provide and reinforce the skills, responsibilities, and clinical practice of Gestalt psychotherapy while ...