Learning Goals – Residential Program
Winter Residential 2019
Based on the content of this program I am able to:
- Explain the root causes of anxiety and panic attacks.
- Describe aspects of Buber’s dialogic method.
- Discuss one possible cause for the sudden shift in the continuity of experience that precedes panic attacks.
- Explain the term “relationality” and describe what it means to work from a relational perspective.
- Apply the dialogic method to working with shame.
- Observe and critique the dialogic approach in clinical practice.
- Discuss and describe GT practice and theory of practice in the 1960s.
- Discuss continuities in GT practice and theory of practice over the years.
- Explain the difference between working relationally and the concept of relationality.
- Describe instances in which a dialogic/relational perspective enhances my capacity to explore cultural themes.
- Critique clinical episodes according to relational theory.
- Discuss and describe how GT practice and theory of practice has changed in modern relational GT.
- Discuss the link between the experience of panic attacks and self reliance.
- Identify a personal example of the emergence of therapist’s presence as an essential component of a relational GT model.
- Describe a similarity and a difference between Buber’s ideas and Levinas’.
- Apply a relational gestalt therapy perspective in clinical work.
- Define therapist’s presence in terms of Martin Buber’s experiential description of the shift from an expert stance to one of empathic immediacy.
- Identify the role of therapist’s “otherness” in Lynne Jacob’s terms, as a central aspect in promoting the self-development of the patient.
- Discuss how creativity includes both structure and spontaneity, and the relevance of this for treatment.
- Work dialogically with therapeutic disruptions in practice sessions.
- Identify at least one example of presence in the clinical demonstrations provided.
- Identify challenges to Buber’s concept of inclusion.
- Discuss the implications for treatment of the gestalt focus on the aesthetic dimension in therapy.
- Use insights about panic and the “missing other” in my clinical work.
- Describe the transformational aspect of “the between.”
Join Our Mailing List
Join our community of learners, and develop your unique style as a relational gestalt therapist.
Pacific Gestalt Institute
1800 Fairburn Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025