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Feeling in order to intervene - With G.Francesetti

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The therapist’s relational resonance as a guide to intervention

The Change In the Field Perspective

2-days seminar: 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. Any registration for the May 2020 seminar is automatically postponed for the June 2021 seminar unless an explicit request for reimbursement is made to IDeT.

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).

Objectives :

The aim of this seminar is to present and implement an intervention methodology from a field perspective. Within the theoretical-clinical framework promoted by IDeT, 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 seminar is experiential; we will put to work the contemporary notion of field in Gestalt therapy in order to appreciate its clinical relevance.

Number of places is limited (27 people maximum) - Langage: French

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Hands-on information

  • Date: Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 of June 2021
  • hours
    • Monday Reception 9:30 am - then 10:00 am up to 7:00 pm
    • Tuesday 9:00 am up to 5:00 pm
  • Location: - Paris
  • 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 bottom 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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