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Event Details - Introduction to GESTALT THERAPY

Title: Introduction to GESTALT THERAPY
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Activity:

 • To examine specific therapeutic applications of Gestalt Therapy theory and explore practical interventions with individuals, couples, families and groups.

• To examine the ways a therapist designs intervention strategy using the cycle of awareness model.

• To enable the participant to develop a beginning personal style of ‘Gestalt Work’ and enhance his or her practice with clients.

Course / Activity Outline:

The workshop will be from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Free parking on the street.

Lunch break around 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Gestalt Art Therapy centre has a small kitchen (fridge, microwave, water from the font), you are welcome to bring your own lunch, or close to the centre you will find some cafeterias.


OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

At the workshop, we will extend the knowledge of:

-          The power of the here and now and awareness in working with clients

-          How to develop a Gestalt experiment to enhance and improve therapeutic outcomes

-         Incorporating Art as a "Relational object/ creation" between client and therapist and also using art tools as a client’s projections and symbolic language, to be integrated during the therapy sessions.

Presenter / Provider: Yaro Starak & Gemma Garcia- Roman
Qualifications: B.A., M.S.W, Adv.Dip.SW, Dip.GT.

Yaro Starak

B.A., M.S.W, Adv.Dip.SW, Dip.GT.

Gestalt Psychotherapist.

Gestalt Art Therapist CAT®

Men leadership training

Author of books on Gestalt Psychotherapy & Group facilitation

Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre-Australia


Gemma Garcia 

Dip GT. Dip Ericksonian Hypnosis. Aura Soma Therapist L2. Dip.Visual Arts

Gestalt Therapist

Gestalt Art Therapist CAT®

Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre - Australia

Visual Artist. Art Instructor. Freelance Book Editor

Freelance Curator, Coordinator Art Group Exhibitions.

Director of APE Brisbane (Art Performances and Exhibitions) 

Does this activity include assessment?
Is this activity self-paced?
If no, when does it need to be completed by?
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Cost ($): Members of the ACA & Gestalt Art Therapy Club: $178.50 / Non- Members: $210.00
Registration Instruction:


Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
2 Findlay St Ashgrove. QLD 4060

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Be a Gestalt Art Therapy member today just for $30/Year and access to discounts! 

Full membership 2019: $30

Contact Name: Gemma Garcia- Roman & Yaro Starak
Contact Phone: 0421 514 907 / 0466 550 796
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