Introduction to Experiential Therapy

This training group introduces clinicians to the basics of Person-Centered Therapy, Focusing, and Gestalt Therapy. The training will explore both the theory and practice of these humanistic and neo-humanistic approaches.

Topics Include:

  • Basic Empathy
  • Empathic Exploration
  • The Focusing Attitude
  • Clearing a Space
  • Depth of Experiencing
  • Client Vocal Patterns
  • Contact and Awareness
  • The Contact Boundary, the Contact Cycle, and Interruptions to the Contact Boundary
  • The Gestalt Experiment
  • Gestalt Chair Work

Readings will be assigned, and meetings will include didactic lecture, video demonstration, discussion, and experiential exercises.

Participants will have the opportunity to observe, receive, perform, and discuss each of the interventions under study. Members bring the interventions back to their practices, and bring their questions back to the group. In this fashion, over the course of the Autumn season, members will gradually integrate the fundamentals of humanistic/experiential therapy into their personal therapeutic repertoire.

When: This group will 10 times, on Fridays, from 8:30am to 1pm. Here are the Fall 2020 dates:

  • September 4, 11, 18
  • October 2, 16, 30
  • November 6, 20
  • December 4, 18

Where: This course will likely be offered online. If it turns out to be possible, we’ll meet at: 95 High Street, Portland, Maine.

Fully Licensed: $600
Conditionally Licensed: $500
Graduate Students: $400

A certificate of 40 Contact Hours will be issued.

Trainer: Tom Kubasik, LCPC

For more information, call Tom Kubasik, LCPC: (207) 699-4979