2.b.  Program curriculum

 

  1. GENARAL FOUNDATION OF GESTALT THERAPY

1.1. Philosophical foundations           

German Philosophy

Existential Philosophy

Phenomenology

Holism

Zen and Tao

1.2. Overview of psychotherapies

Psychoanalysis

Analytical Therapy

Client centered Therapy

Existential Psychotherapy

Constructivist Psychotherapy

Paradoxical Theory of Change

1.3 Psychological foundations

Gestalt Psychology

Psychology of personality

1.4. Development of Gestalt Therapy

From beginning until today

 

  1. THEORY OF GESTALT THERAPY

2.1 Organism/Environment Field

Organism Self – regulation (Goldstein)

Field Theory (K. Lewin)

Field in process in Gestalt therapy

The client / therapeutic field

2.2 Figure /Ground Formation

Awareness

Sensory functioning in Gestalt therapy

Here and Now. Presence in Gestalt therapy

2.3 Contact

Contact boundaries (The experience of the between organism and environment)

Contact functions

Contact/withdrawal experience

Dimensions of time in contact experience

Contact phases and different view of Contact Cycle

Interruptions of Contact Cycle

-Confluence

-Deflection

-Introjections

-Projection

-Retroflection

-Egotism

2.4 Theory of Self

The Self in Gestalt Therapy

Self as process, function and Boundary event

The tree functions of the Self:

-ID function

-EGO Function

-PERSONALITY function

Polarities (Top dog/Underdog Experience)

Unfinished Business

2.5 Theory of Psychotherapy

I-Thou relation

The awareness of Here and Now

Dialog

 

  1. HUMAN ORGANISM AND ENVIRONMENT

Social Bases of Psychotherapy

Dogma of Gender, Identity and Social Roles

Sexual Issues in Psychotherapy

Political Psyche (What is psychical in politics and how does the psyche become politicized?)

3.1 The theories of Child Development

Object Relation development (R. Spitz, M. Klein, M. Mahler…)

Attachment Theories (Bowlby, Zazo…)

Social Learning (Bandura)

3.2 The Unfolding Self in Adolescents

3.3 Mid-Life Transformation

3.4 Dying and Death

Process of Separating, Mourning and Grieving

Psychotherapy and Spirituality

 

  1. METHODOLOGY OF GESTALY PSYCHOTHERAPY

4.1 Transition from Idea to Intervention (from observation to diagnosis through
continuum of experience to self functioning and healthy organism)

Experiment

Body Work

Dream Work

Imagination

Exercises

Art Work

4.2 Theory of Change

Paradoxical Theory of Change

Organism Self- Regulation in the Organism Environmental Field

Field Theory Principles and Theory of Change

Awareness and Theory of Change

Change and Meaning: The Figure/Ground Formation

Importance of Here and Now

Impediments of Healthy change

4.3 Research in Psychotherapy

Research papers on Gestalt Therapy in clinical practice

 

  1. DIAGNOSIS

5.1 Gestalt Approach in Diagnosis and Assessment

Client in the Field

Client in the Relationship with Therapist and Significant Others (Transference, Counter transference)

Client History (personal, family, social, medical)

5.2 Psychiatric Assessment DSM-IV of ICD/MKB 10

Classification (symptom & syndrome)

5.3 Communication between Gestalt assessment and DSM –IV

General Overview-Usage of Gestalt Diagnosis

5.4 Controversy over Diagnosis/Assessment: Categorical or Dimensional Approach

Some Ethical Issues

What Health really means?

 

  1. DIFFERENT CLINICAL APPROACHES

6.1 Theories of Psychopathology – Overview of: Neurosis, Personality Disorders, Psychosis

6.2 Gestalt therapy understanding of: Neurosis, Personality Disorders, Psychosis

6.3 Differential Diagnosis

 

  1. APPLICATION OF GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPY

7.1 Gestalt therapy Approach – Individual and group psychotherapy, Couple therapy

7.2 Family therapy

7.3 Gestalt therapy Approach to Addiction

7.4 Gestalt therapy Approach to Psychosomatic Unit

7.5 Gestalt therapy approach to Life Span

Gestalt Approach to Children

Gestalt Approach to Adolescents

Gestalt Approach to Mid – age

Gestalt Approach to Elderly

7.6 Gestalt therapy Approach to Victims

 

  1. THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP

8.1 Client/Therapist Contract

8.2 Psychotherapeutic relationship

Transference

Counter transference

8.3 Dialog – Existential Dialog

8.4 Relationship with Ex-Clients

8.5 Formal and Physical Setting

 

  1. ETHICS

Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy

The Code of Ethics in Gestalt therapy

 

  1. DIFFERENT PSYCHOTHERAPEUTICS APPROACHES

Jungian Analyze

Constructivist Psychotherapy

Family Constellation

Family Systemic Therapy

Psychodrama

Music Therapy

 

  1. POSTMODERN ISSUES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

Hermeneutic Issues in Psychotherapy

Power Issues in helping Professions, Responsibility of Knowing, Norms and Deviations

Deconstructing Psychotherapy