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February 2018

Working with Children from a Gestalt Perspective (Sue Ellen Talley, LMFT & Karen Fried, PsyD, LMFT)

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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When Violet Oaklander wrote her first book, Windows to Our Children, she had contemplated using the title "What to do With the Kid in the Room." Her model gives therapists many tools (experiential exercises) to work with the child through projection and metaphor in order to strengthen her sense of self, and improve contact with her self and her environment.  This presentation includes a brief overview of the Oaklander model, a hands-on experiential exercise and live demonstration between the presenter…

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March 2018

Gestalt Therapy and Treating Crisis and Trauma (Nickie Godfrey, LMFT)

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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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.…

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April 2018

Bringing Relational Gestalt Principles to the Homeless Population (Alexander Gittinger, MSW)

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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Los Angeles is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. Many homeless individuals struggle with mental health issues and/or substance abuse, which increase their vulnerability. Almost all of them are experiencing some form of trauma, which manifests in a wide range of symptoms from mild depression and anxiety to severe psychosis. All too often these symptoms are exacerbated by alcohol and drug use and lead to behaviors that in many cases end up in further deterioration of a person’s situation,…

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May 2018

Addiction Treatment, Recovery, and Gestalt Therapy (Armin Baier, LCSW and Stefanie Funke, LMFT)

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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Gestalt therapists, regardless of our work settings, encounter addiction issues with clients, with family members and at times in ourselves.  How do we hold being a Gestalt therapist when working in an addiction treatment program?  Is this distinct from our work with addiction in a private practice setting?  In what ways does Gestalt therapy interact with current models of addiction treatment, 12-Step recovery and harm reduction models?  Please join us and bring your experiences and opinions as we discuss these…

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June 2018

The Treatment of Eating Disorders using a Relational Gestalt Approach (Mary Ortenburger, LMFT, CED-S)

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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In this salon, we will examine how to incorporate gestalt therapy when working with clients suffering from eating disorders. Clients diagnosed with eating disorders present with unique needs that are often complex in nature (due to medical complications that may be associated with their symptomatology). We will open a discussion about incorporating gestalt therapy with this population, which is effective and also challenging, using: the paradoxical theory of change, phenomenology, and the dialogic method. Specific topics will include: Assessing and…

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