Training Programs

**Buddhist Psychology and Contemporary Gestalt Therapy:
Bringing Mindfulness to Psychotherapy Practice

 This one year, 4 weekend program integrating Buddhist psychology and mindfulness meditation into Gestalt therapy training, offers a series of 4 weekend workshops which provide in-depth exposure to Gestalt theory and practice, as well as an overview of Buddhist psychology concepts and meditation methods. The intersection of the two approaches is explored in depth. All levels of clinical experience are welcome. For more details on this program, you can also click on the 'Buddhist Psychology and Gestalt therapy' and 'Applications' links.

Meeting Times:

Friday 7:00-9:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM -5:30 PM (Lunch on your own 1:00-2:30 PM)
Sunday 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Location:

Opening to Life
407 NE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

CE Credits:  48 (12 per weekend)

Cost:  Tuition for the one year program is $1,095. which includes the four weekend workshops, and selected readings. Some partial scholarships are available.

2014-2015 One Year Training Program Dates:

Nov 7-9, 2014

Jan 23-25, 2015

Mar 6-8, 2015

May 15-17, 2015

Educational Objectives:

This program is designed to enable participants to:

  • List the three philosophical foundations of Gestalt therapy and discuss their implications for practice

  • List and define basic Gestalt therapy theory concepts

  • Observe and practice contemporary Gestalt therapy methods

  • List and define basic Buddhist psychology concepts

  • Experience mindfulness and concentration meditation

  • Observe and practice the clinical application of Buddhist psychology and mindfulness methods via the Gestalt therapy approach to psychotherapy

TO APPLY:

-- Click on ‘Application’ link

-- Download and print application

-- Mail completed application form, including signed financial and policy agreement and deposit check to:

Gestalt Therapy Training Center—Northwest
2633 SE 35th Place
Portland, OR 97202

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** Advanced Contemporary Gestalt Therapy Weekend
and Twice Monthly Training Programs:

These programs provide an opportunity for those who have completed a one or two year program with GTTC-NW (or its equivalent) to continue to deepen their knowledge of Gestalt therapy theory, and to strengthen their skills in its application, as well as working on individual therapy style and repertoire. Intermediate –Advanced levels of clinical experience.

Advanced Contemporary Gestalt Therapy Weekend Program:

Meeting Dates 2014-2015:

Oct 24-26, 2014

Jan 9-11, 2015

April 17-19, 2015

Meeting Times:

Friday 7:00-9:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM -5:30 PM (Lunch on your own 1:00-2:30 PM)
Sunday 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Tuition:  $875.

CE Credits: 38 (14 for weekend 1 / 12 for weekends 2 and 3)

Location:

Opening to Life
407 NE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

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Advanced Twice Monthly Program:

Meeting Dates 2014-2015: 
TBA

Meeting Time: 
6:30-9:00 PM

Tuition: 
$810. ($90./ month)

CE Credits:  36

Location:

Opening to Life
407 NE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Educational Objectives:

These advanced training programs will enable participants to:

  • Explain all Gestalt therapy concepts, and their application to practice

  • Describe the process and relevant theory concepts in demonstrations participated in or observed

  • Demonstrate skills in application of theory/method in supervised practicum

  • Explain intervention choices theoretically
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** Advanced Buddhist Psychology and Contemporary Gestalt Therapy:

This program provides an opportunity for those who have completed a one or two year program with GTTC-NW to continue to increase knowledge of Buddhist psychology and Gestalt therapy views / concepts and to deepen meditation practice and Gestalt therapy skills.

Advanced Weekend Program:

Meeting Dates 2014-2015:

Sept 19-21, 2014

Feb 6-8, 2015

May 29-31, 2015

Meeting Times:
Friday 7:00-9:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM -5:30 PM (Lunch on your own 1:00-2:30 PM)
Sunday 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Tuition:  $825.

CE Credits: 36 (12 per weekend)

Location:

Opening to Life
407 NE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Educational Objectives:

This program is designed to enable participants to:

  • Explain key Gestalt therapy theory concepts

  • Describe application of above concepts to practice

  • Articulate the above as observed in demonstrations and practicum sessions

  • Explain key Buddhist psychology views

  • Explain the convergence of above views and Gestalt therapy theory

  • Practice mindfulness methods in guided meditation and interpersonal processes.