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Gestalt Therapy and Treating Crisis and Trauma

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Led by Nickie Godfrey, LMFT

In this salon Nickie Godfrey will briefly delineate the various kinds of crisis and traumatic events and define the appropriate kinds of counseling and psychotherapy for each.  Her main focus will be on defining the “developmental or Big T trauma” usually caused by physical and sexual abuse. Because there is always betrayal and somatic involvement that remain present emotionally and physically for people experiencing this kind of abuse,  the holistic and present-centered approach of gestalt therapy can be especially useful. Lore Perls’ quote that “The resistance is the energy, not the enemy”, and that “denial” as a protective factor (ala Beisser’s “paradox of change”) will be guiding gestalt concepts. Lastly, Nickie will also comment on the costs to those providing therapy such as “secondary trauma”.

NAOMI ‘NICKIE’ GODFREY, LMFT is a GTILA certified gestalt therapist, has ALGO level certification in Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and has earned beginning and advanced certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).  She’s a past president and current board member of GTILA. Nickie’s private practice is in Encino.

Details

Date:
March 5
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

GTILA
Email:
gtilaorg@gmail.com
Website:
www.gtila.org

Other

Salon Leader(s)
Nickie Godfrey, LMFT
CEUs
CEUs (for MFTs and LCSWs) are free for GTILA members and $5 for nonmembers.

Venue

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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