7 CE Hours. This workshop is unique on a variety of levels and will provide participants with cognitive and experiential exposure to Gestalt theory as it relates to personal and professional growth. The facilitator will support participants in engaging with one another in an ongoing and spontaneous interpersonal process that gives close attention to physical, emotional, and cognitive processes, with the primary goal being to increase awareness of self and self-in-relationship to others. Participants can expect several Gestalt-centered activities that will stimulate and foster awareness, support participants in exploring trust-issues, interpersonal dynamics and the various patterns of relatedness members use outside of the group context. A primary hope is that people can learn more satisfying and meaningful ways of relating to themselves and to others through experiment and completing incomplete Gestalts.
You do not need to have an understanding of Gestalt theory, but the workshop is primarily geared toward mental health professionals and school counselors and educators. The basic tenets of Gestalt theory as it relates to self-awareness and relationship will be discussed and experienced through enhanced personal interactions over the course of this seven-hour group experience. Attention will be paid to group dynamics and the processes used by group members to relate to others, to the group-as-a-whole, and to themselves. The facilitators will aid participants by paying attention to both the content (“What is actually being said”) and the processes (“What is not being verbalized”) that unfold in the group as members spend time discussing their goals for attendance and relating to one another.
Participants will be able to make meaningful psychological contact with others and receive feedback about themselves, supporting development. Members can also expect to experience greater authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional lives as a result of participating in this unique group environment. Past group members have revealed that attendance in a growth group such as this elicited power life-changing transformation, insights into self and how people relate to others in their lives, and increased courage to manage challenges or the daily tasks of life differently. Due to the lengthy nature of the group experience, participants will have opportunities for alone time and time to socialize and get to know others in a relaxed and comfortable manner. Come prepared to have fun, to learn about yourself, to be creative, and to experiment with new ways of behaving and connecting to others.
Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department at Cleveland State University and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor currently practicing in Hudson, Ohio, where he provides group, couple, and individual therapeutic services. He is actively involved in the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, where he provides trainings and facilitates personal growth groups for an international audience of educators, supervisors, and psychotherapists. He additionally teaches adjunct at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, where he co-facilitates two annual growth group experiences as well as provides workshops on ethical practice from a Gestalt viewpoint. Dr. Lamprecht has extensive background and experience in group dynamics, completing advanced coursework and training and has facilitated group experiences at both the therapeutic and educational level for the past seven years. His research interests include investigating ways to enhance the quality of relatedness in facilitative relationships, including teacher-student and therapist-client.
Registration deadline: Friday, June 20, 2014