THE GESTALT CENTER has been training therapists in the Gestalt method of psychotherapy for over 40 years. Our programs are described below.
If you want to gain a better understanding of gestalt therapy, we invite you to attend our Introduction to Gestalt workshop, where you'll see a live demonstration of Gestalt therapy, learn about Gestalt theory, meet some of our faculty and students, and hear more details about our training programs.
GESTALT TRAINING, like our therapy, is both humanistic and experiential, combining a stimulating academic program with a strong emphasis on learning by doing. At the heart of our program is the use of small practicum groups in which students get to experience and practice live therapy, in the presence of a supportive supervisor.
Practicum: Student-therapist and client doing live therapy;
supervisor and group looking on.
Students also get to observe live demonstrations by faculty therapists. We are supportive of students' individual needs and each is assigned an advisor who follows them throughout the entire program.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS
Our post-graduate training program in Gestalt psychotherapy is open to Social Workers, Psychologists, Physicians, Nurses, Educators and other qualified health and healing professionals.
Admission is open to all qualified candidates regardless of race, religion, ethnic or national origin, or sexual orientation. We particularly encourage and support ethnic, racial and life-style diversity in our faculty and our students.
SIZE OF CLASSES
Our classes are small, which provides an intimate setting for intense learning and personal growth. Since we do limit each class to 12 students we encourage you to apply early to reserve your spot in the next class.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Everyone who completes our post-graduate training program will receive a Certificate of Completion.
The annual cost of our training program is listed below. Besides tuition, there are fees for supervision, room and board for our intensive weekend trainings, and personal therapy, which is required of all students.
Weekly Case Study/Supervision
(2nd & 3rd years only)
Weekend Intensives (includes summer and winter intensives)
Personal Weekly Therapy
$50 - 100
** Fees for personal therapy are set by the individual therapists, many of whom give discounts to students. A typical fee would be $100 per session. Some therapists charge more; some less.
Monthly payment plans are available.
Applications may be submitted throughout the year and will be processed and acted upon within a month of their submission. Candidates may enter in October or February and are encouraged to do an Intensive Weekend prior to beginning the program. An interview is also required.
* The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, SW CPE, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0201.
Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, SW CPE, is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts, #Psyan-0001.