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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April 2019

Gestalt Therapy Is Improv: Building Radical Self-Trust in The Therapeutic Process (Angela Albert,LMFT and Abby Krom, LMFT)

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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This workshop will discuss the compatibility between improvisation and Gestalt therapy interventions and include exercises to increase ability for clinicians to enter the “fertile void.” The improvisation games that are used by troupes like The Groundlings and Second City were birthed by Viola Spolin, a social worker in the 1920s, who used the games to help recent immigrants overcome language barriers and integrate socially. There are no two practices that embody entering the “fertile void” like Gestalt and Improvisation. Fritz…

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May 2019

I-Thou-We (Chris Avitabile, LMFT)

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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Meaningful contact, both verbal and non verbal, reminds us that we are intimately connected and constantly influencing each other. Our tendency to organize sound into music as means of relating to ourselves and with others is uniquely human and utilizes phenomenological processes. In this salon we will explore elements of gestalt theory and practice such as dialogue, inclusivity, and experimental attitude using sound and playing music with one another. Participants will be encouraged to use readily available sound making tools…

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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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