Salons

GTILA presents a series of salons which provide an opportunity to learn about some aspect of Gestalt Therapy in a relaxed, informal setting.  Salons are free and participants may receive CEUs for a minimal fee.  All people interested in Gestalt Therapy are welcome to attend Salons. GTILA does not discriminate in its education or membership activities based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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January 2019

A Different Take on the Experience of Panic (Michelle Seely, LMFT)

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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Free

We tend to lump panic and anxiety together and see them as fear-based experiences that can be treated similarly in psychotherapy. Likewise, all phobias are lumped together and treated as instances of fears that have been crystalized. But what if panic and in particular agoraphobia and claustrophobia don’t have fear as a foundation? How does it change treatment if we consider them to be experiences of loneliness and lack of protection/over exposure? Using ideas from my recent studies with Gianni…

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June 2019

Exploration of Phases of Gestalt Trauma Work Combined with EMDR (Mary Ortenburger, LMFT, CED-S)

June 30 @ 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 open for discussion the implementation of EMDR therapy for trauma within the framework of relational gestalt therapy. Due to the manualized model of EMDR when using standard EMDR procedures, operating from these two models can be challenging, and can pose difficulties for clinicians operating from a relational stance. This salon will focus on the following topics, and will cover: -Practicing the phenomenological method and holding the paradoxical theory of change close during the 8 phases…

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