Learning Goals – Residential Program

Winter Residential 2019

Based on the content of this program I am able to:

  1. Explain the root causes of anxiety and panic attacks.
  2. Describe aspects of Buber’s dialogic method.
  3. Discuss one possible cause for the sudden shift in the continuity of experience that precedes panic attacks.
  4. Explain the term “relationality” and describe what it means to work from a relational perspective.
  5. Apply the dialogic method to working with shame.
  6. Observe and critique the dialogic approach in clinical practice.
  7. Discuss and describe GT practice and theory of practice in the 1960s.
  8. Discuss continuities in GT practice and theory of practice over the years.
  9. Explain the difference between working relationally and the concept of relationality.
  10. Describe instances in which a dialogic/relational perspective enhances my capacity to explore cultural themes.
  11. Critique clinical episodes according to relational theory.
  12. Discuss and describe how GT practice and theory of practice has changed in modern relational GT.
  13. Discuss the link between the experience of panic attacks and self reliance.
  14. Identify a personal example of the emergence of therapist’s presence as an essential component of a relational GT model.
  15. Describe a similarity and a difference between Buber’s ideas and Levinas’.
  16. Apply a relational gestalt therapy perspective in clinical work.
  17. Define therapist’s presence in terms of Martin Buber’s experiential description of the shift from an expert stance to one of empathic immediacy.
  18. Identify the role of therapist’s “otherness” in Lynne Jacob’s terms, as a central aspect in promoting the self-development of the patient.
  19. Discuss how creativity includes both structure and spontaneity, and the relevance of this for treatment.
  20. Work dialogically with therapeutic disruptions in practice sessions.
  21. Identify at least one example of presence in the clinical demonstrations provided.
  22. Identify challenges to Buber’s concept of inclusion.
  23. Discuss the implications for treatment of the gestalt focus on the aesthetic dimension in therapy.
  24. Use insights about panic and the “missing other” in my clinical work.
  25. Describe the transformational aspect of “the between.”

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