Process Group Facilitator Training Program

Process Group Facilitator Training Program

This program was designed to introduce group facilitators and leaders to the approach developed by the Gestalt Institute of Toronto over the past 43 years of experiential, embodied and relational group process training.

The Group Facilitator Training Program is being offered to therapists and trainers who have graduated a Gestalt training program, as well as professionals from a variety of backgrounds who desire to learn this approach. Completion of this program will provide a Certificate in Gestalt Process Group Facilitator Training. This program is one of the eligibility requirements to teach at the GIT.

The Gestalt group leader stays alive and creative to each present moment, and is refreshed by the interaction between self and group in which something new is always possible.

  • Relational field approach as applied to the group as a whole
  • To explore styles of group leadership and to uncover your power stance of leadership
  • When and how to work within intra-personal, interpersonal, dyadic and subgroups and the group as a whole
  • How to identify and support levels and stages of the group
  • How to stay with the process while including yourself as an integral part of it
  • How to “use your self” safely and effectively to make creative interventions
  • Awareness of support in the field as the key to bring about the conditions that will enable the group and its constituent parts to develop

Instructor: Jay Tropianskaia, RP, Senior Faculty, Tony Greco, RP, Faculty
Course Schedule: Eight Friday Mornings, October 14, November 11, 2016 January 6, 27, March 3, 24, April 7 and 21, 2017, 9:30am–12:00pm + Three Saturdays, October 29, 2016, February 18 and May 13, 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm + Two Weekend Practicum Placements within specified groups
Fee: $1,750 (maximum 8 participants, admission to this program is by letter of intent and application form)