Five Year Training Program

Year Five
Advanced Gestalt Psychotherapy Training

The intention of Year Five is for new and training therapists to broaden their awareness of the field as a whole and develop their ability to combine their Gestalt training with other specialized skills and applications, while they continue to build and maintain a practice, refine their skills in embodied relational Gestalt and strengthen professional boundaries and use of professional resources. This is also a year in which students who have substantially completed the requirements for graduation from the GIT may apply for Qualified (RP) status with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

  • Seminars on topics such as Comparative Approaches to Psychotherapy: Benefits, Limitations, and Contradictions of Differing Psychotherapeutic Approaches; Diversity; Advanced Gestalt Therapy Approaches; Research; and Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
  • Ongoing direct client hours under supervision
  • 48 hours of didactic and experiential learning
  • 20 hours of clinical group supervision
    Year Five students are welcome to continue on as members of the Gestalt Student Clinic.
    Graduation from The Five Year Training Program requires completion of all academic requirements, 30 hours of direct one-on-one or dyadic supervision with an approved supervisor, a minimum of 150 direct client hours, and the acceptance of an extensive clinical paper. Graduation takes place in June or December of each calendar year. Individuals successfully meeting all requirements receive a Certificate of Completion of The Five Year Training Program in Gestalt Psychotherapy.