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Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy

The Gestalt Centre

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Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies This is the first year of the MA programme. It is a year of in-depth assimilation of Gestalt Therapy theory and practice. Individuals entering the training at this level will already have some experience of the Gestalt approach and will further develop their understanding both experientially in individual therapy and group work as well as through the study of texts and the preparation of essays and presentations. There is a focus on: developing awareness of individual contact styles and how this affects dialogue deepening understanding of the actuality of group phenomenology (the whole is different from the sum of the parts) understanding the above in gestalt theoretical terms. There are 2 modules for this year: Module 2.1 provides theoretical development with a focus on core Gestalt therapy principles and concepts. Module 2.2 focuses on personal and practical development. In the second half of the year, students begin skills practice and consider issues in relation to working with clients. Annual Course Structure There are three 12-week terms in the year commencing in September. Weekly Course Meetings Wednesdays 5.30pm - 9.00pm 28 tutor led evenings 3 self-resourced evenings 2 apprentice led evenings 34 peer study sessions 5 weekends 1 five day Centre residential 3 tutorials (half hour) 1 skills practice day weekly personal therapy Assignments 3 essays of 2500 words 1 self reflective assessments participation in shared-learning study groups and presentations Completion of the Post Graduate Certificate, or its equivalent, is a requirement for entry to the Post Graduate Diploma programme.

Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies This is the first year of the MA programme. It is a year of in-depth assimilation of Gestalt Therapy theory and practice. Individuals entering the training at this level will already have some experience of the Gestalt approach and will further develop their understanding both experientially in individual therapy and group work as well...

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