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Contemporary Relational Gestalt Therapy — Advanced training

Guidelines for intervening in a field perspective

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The Intervention: structure, process and experience

2-days webinar: 7-8 of June 2021

Initially scheduled for 11-12 May 2020 this seminar was postponed to 7-8 June 2021 due to Covid-19, which in its turn had to be organized online. Any registration for the May 2020 seminar is automatically postponed for the June 2021 webinar unless an explicit request for reimbursement is made to IDeT.

Objectives :

The aim of this webinar is to present and implement an intervention methodology from a field perspective. The theoretical-clinical frameworks promoted by Beja and Belasco at IDeT and by Francesetti offer a coherent perspective on the intervention. This course will enable participants to identify - from their own experience in the situation - the issues at stake within the therapeutic relationship and, simultaneously, to organize and guide their clinical interventions.
This webinar will help you to become familiar with:

  • the particularities of the intervention in a field perspective
  • its different phases
  • the type of resources to be mobilized

Langage: French

Gianni FRANCESETTI, Psychiatrist, gestalt therapist, international trainer and supervisor. Member of NYIGT (New York Institute of Gestalt Therapy). President of IPsiG (International Institute for Gestalt Therapy and Psychopathology) and former President of EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapy).
He has edited or co-edited several books: Psychopathologie en Gestalt-thérapie ( 2013), Attaques de panique et post modernité ( 2009), L’Absence est le pont entre nous (2017).

Florence BELASCO, Psychotherapist and clinical psychologist, she has been a Gestalt-therapist for twenty years. She is a certified supervisor by the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy) and trainer in several institutes.
Throughout her career, she has been interested in non-verbal and somatic aspects of Body Psychotherapy and has practiced several therapeutic approaches. She is a member of the Research Committee of the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy), member of the SPR (Society for Psychotherapy Research) and of the SEPI (Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration). Co-founder of the IDeT

Vincent BEJA, Gestalt-therapist, trainer, supervisor. He is in charge of the Research Committee of the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy), member of the SPR (Society for Psychotherapy Research) and of the NYIGT (New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy). Member of the reading committee of the Revue Gestalt for 10 years, he has written more than thirty articles on Gestalt Therapy in various French and English journals and translated many others.
Co-founder of the IDeT

Hands-on information

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  • Date: Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 of June 2021
  • hours: 9h30-11h30 // 12h-13h30 // 14h30-16h // 16h30-18h
  • Online webinar
  • Price: 390€


Interview of Gianni Francesetti with Florence Belasco published under the title: "Gestalt Therapy’s Perspective on Psychopathology - Panic Attack Clinic" in Le Journal des psychologues - July-August 2018.

Translated excerpts from the interview

Florence Belasco - Can you then describe and illustrate what the gestalt therapist’s posture is, since he does not directly treat the symptoms, nor does he have an intrapsychic vision of the client’s problem?

Gianni Francesetti - The gestalt therapist is above all in a posture of curiosity and openness, without preconceived ideas and oriented towards discovering the meaning of what is happening. Everything that happens can be interesting. But it requires to pay full attention to it and to be able to stay long enough in this opening.
The risk for the therapist is to be caught in the field which is actualizing itself, to play the same game: I can be depressed with a depressed person or be reactive to it, I can feel alone with someone who has panic attacks or react to it, I can feel little considered in a narcissistic field, undergo it or react to it... but all this is not therapy. To do therapy is to recognize what is happening, not to identify oneself totally in this field while having the possibility to live in it, and to remain as much as possible present anyway.
The essence of the posture is to really consider that what is happening is co-created. And the crucible of the therapy consists in changing what I am creating with the patient and not in changing him, to be less depressed when he is depressed, less alone with him when he has panic attacks, less narcissistic etc...

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