Workshops

Gestalt Associates and the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio offer a variety of workshops and classes for clients, families and professionals. These seminars are not lecture-based. They are inclusive experiences that provide meaningful opportunities to learn new skills and ways of being as well as practice in the moment how to integrate them into your day-to-day life. Many of the past participants have found these workshops transformational.

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Parenting from Your Heart

Improve your skills for being an effective parent and learn to work together more effectively with your partner:

It is the closest thing to a parenting university!

Help Develop Your Child’s Self-Esteem

One of the most important and confusing parenting skills is the process of building and developing self-esteem in a child. This workshop creates an environment where parents can learn and practice the skills of helping your child develop the core beliefs that they need to go out into the world and be successful. In this workshop, participants will learn to help children and adults make the right choices, allowing them to challenge themselves when the outcome isn't obvious. This workshop is for parents, educators and professionals.

Child Centered Divorce

Divorce is difficult, painful and challenging for the entire family unit. As adults, we know that divorce affects our children. This workshop helps parents guide their children through the pre- and post-divorce processes so they can healthily adjust to the change in their parents’ relationship and overcome the emotional obstacles that the divorce can create in their inner world. If you are thinking about divorce, in the divorcing process or parenting post-divorce, this workshop will help you to learn the skills to help your children deal with your divorce in the healthiest way possible.

Heart to Heart: Learning to Love

Learn how to develop intimacy and sustainability in a committed relationship. Whether you are dating, engaged, married or at any other stage of intimate connection, Heart to Heart provides you with the personal skill set necessary to be the best partner you can be.

Money in the Middle: Couples in Conflict

Resolve economic imbalance, build confidence and closeness and change economically damaging behavior.

Difficult Scenarios in Couples Therapy

This workshop teaches marital therapists how to truly understand the core conflicts that they face in ongoing marital therapy. Through demonstration with couples and didactic and experiential components, participants will learn how to integrate models that deal with core conflicts into their professional practice.

Heart of the Matter: Effective Couples Treatment

During the last 40 years, Gestalt Associates Clinical Director Norman Shub has developed a model of marital therapy used by clinicians worldwide. In this workshop, therapists will learn the process of marital therapy and personal responsibility and experientially integrate the process into their professional practices over time

Position-Oriented Family Therapy

We know that 66 percent of psychotherapists who get postgraduate training in family therapy stop doing family therapy after five years. The reasons are many, but the Position-Oriented Family Therapy model is designed to create an approach to treating families that is accessible, easy to learn and has proven to be successful for more than 35 years. Psychotherapists, or anyone interested in family therapy who has shied away from it because of the complexity of the theoretical models and difficulty in keeping families in ongoing treatment, will benefit from this workshop.

Intro to Modern Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy has transformed during the past 50 years into a safe, sensitive and respectful process that produces foundational change in clients. This introductory workshop is an opportunity to experience the Gestalt approach in real time. This introductory workshop is for mental health professionals, students and others who want to integrate Gestalt processes into consulting or other professional practices.

Intro to Evidence-Based Therapy

Explore research, data and meta-analysis demonstrating the number 1 road to recovery — a positive relationship between the client and the clinician.

Group Experience

Participants learn the process and methodology of ongoing group psychotherapy through teaching and taking part. Participants are encouraged to bring their own experiences to the group and use the setting to observe the developing needs of the group and the skills needed by group therapists in real time.