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.


Year
One

Year One
Gestalt Approach to Personal Growth

 


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Year
Two

Year Two
Introduction to Field Dynamics

 


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Year
Three

Year Three
Applied Gestalt Leadership

 


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Year
Four

Year Four
Training and Supervision in Gestalt Therapy

 


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Year
Five

Year Five
Advanced Gestalt Psychotherapy Training

 


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