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Program Overview

The Gestalt Institute of San Francisco‬ offers the following schedule through online conferencing.

Training Program Schedule Fall 2020 (students have to have had some previous gestalt experience or equivalent professional experience to participate. Email for specific details.)

Theory Classes/mini workshops are held Mondays 7:30 – 9:30 Location: Gibbs Hall (Part of the greater complex of Easton Hall) 2449 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709. NOW ON ZOOM – email office@gestaltinstitute.com.

Workshops will be held at 333 Miller Ave, Suite 3, Mill Valley CA 94965 (limited size with masks, only a few spots open)

Each theory class in this fall series will follow a specific “vignette” format where each student presents their own specific understanding of the class topic and how they have applied it in their lives and practice. The time frame of the presentations will vary on class size (limited to 25).

Monday Sept. 14th The Gestalt Process G-THEORY 1.1
This class covers the students understanding of the Gestalt Process in their own lives. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how the gestalt process has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Sept. 21st: The Empty Chair G-THEORY 2.1
This class covers the students understanding of the Empty Chair. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how the Empty Chair has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Sept. 28th: Relational Gestalt  G-THEORY 3.1
This class covers the students understanding of the Relational Gestalt. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how Relational Gestalt has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Oct. 12th: Organismic Self-Regulation G-THEORY 4.1 This class covers the students understanding of Organismic Self-Regulation. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how the Gestalt Dreamwork approach has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday Oct. 19th: Confluence G-THEORY 5.1
This class covers the students understanding of confluence in Gestalt. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how confluence has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Oct. 26th: Introjection G-THEORY 6.1
This class covers the students understanding of introjection. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how This class covers the students understanding of the Gestalt Dreamwork. Each student will have X min. to present to the group how introjection has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Nov. 2nd: Deflection G-THEORY 7.1
This class covers the students understanding of deflection. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how deflection has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Nov. 9th: Retroflection G-THEORY 8.1
This class covers the students understanding of retroflection. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how retroflection has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Nov. 16th: Projection G-THEORY 9.1
This class covers the students understanding of proflection. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how proflection has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Nov. 23rd : Unfinished Business G-THEORY 10.1
This class covers the students understanding of unfinished business. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how unfinished business has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Nov. 30th: The Power Authenticity G-THEORY 11.1
This class covers the students understanding of authenticity. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how authenticity has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.

Monday, Dec. 7th: The Gestalt of Completion G-THEORY 12.1
This class covers the students understanding of completion. Each student will have n/X min. to present to the group how authenticity has specifically effected them and their practice of psychology. Specific gestalt theoretical components and practices are expected to be referenced demonstrating the students personal and practical applications of Gestalt theory.  

Weekend workshops: 
Non residential, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm each day. Mill Valley location.

Workshop 1: Gestalt Process Advanced Tracking, October 10th – 11th. Leaders: Morgan Goodlander. This workshop is 80% experiential and 20% theoretical.

Workshop 2: GESTALT Experiments Advanced Formations, Oct. 30th & Nov. 1st. Leader: Morgan Goodlander. This workshop is 80% experiential and 20% theoretical.

Workshop 3: GESTALT Advanced Modeling & Pathing, Nov. 14th-15th. Leader: Morgan Goodlander
This workshop is 80% experiential and 20% theoretical.

Program leader:

Morgan Goodlander, MA, GPW:  
Director Emeritus of the GISF (1997-2016) is an internationally known gestalt trainer and leadership consultant that has worked in 17 countries and for a number of years was the co-director of an inhouse training program for Esalen Institute.  He was six years on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) and is an honorary member of numerous Gestalt organizations around the world. His current interest is on integrating deep individual process with context mechanics in organizational development and leadership teams. He is known for his humorous style and deep respect for each individual’s process.