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 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.

2013-2014 One Year Training Program Dates:

Nov 8-10, 2013

Jan 10-12, 2014

Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014

May 30-Jun 1, 2014

Remaining 2012-2014 Two Year Training Program Dates:

Sept 27-29, 2013

Jan 24-26, 2014

May 2-4, 2014

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 Weekend and Twice Monthly Training Programs:

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

Advanced Weekend Program :

Meeting Dates 2013-2014:

Oct 18 - 20, 2013

Feb 7 - 9, 2014

May 16 -18, 2014

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:  $795.

CE Credits: 36 (12 per weekend)

Location:

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


Advanced Twice Monthly Program:

Meeting Dates 2013-2014: 
1st and 3rd Wednesdays/October 2013-June 2014

Meeting Time: 
6:45-8:45 PM

Tuition: 
$810. ($90./ month)

CE Credits:  36

Location:

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

Educational Objectives:

This training is designed to 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