CE Hours: 6
Utilizing experiential activities, we will explore the legal and ethical professional standards in relation to power differentials and imbalances in teacher-student, counselor-client, therapist-patient and supervisor-supervisee relationships. We will provide an integrated perspective that combines Gestalt therapy theory with social construction and post-modern theories to better understand ways in which power differentials can undermine learning environments, motivation to change and possibilities for growth and development. Gestalt experiments are used to engage participants in dialogical contact to increase awareness of how perceptions of authority and power (both real and imagined) are oftentimes culturally situated. We will experiment with imbalances in hierarchical relationships where there are perceived authorities who use their power in ways that are positive and negative based on the power typologies in psychotherapy literature.
Participation in this workshop meets the 6-hour Continuing Education standard for psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses and teachers.
Ansel Woldt, EdD, Emeritus Professor Kent State University; Private Practice psychologist in Kent; 1973 graduate GIC 3-yr. P-G Program; Co-founder and ongoing officer in the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (www.AAGT.com); 50 years experiential Gestalt pedagogue and research director of 101 PhD advisees; Co-editor w/Sarah Toman of Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory and Practice.
Logan Lamprecht, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University, where he teaches in the counselor education program. He has been in private practice, working with adults, couples, and families for the past several years. His interests include humanistic models of relatedness that support clients in achieving well being.