Evolving Self in Relation: Gestalt Therapy in 2017

Gestalt Therapy is a relational and experiential psychotherapy that promotes growth in the client by expanding the client’s awareness, nurturing the client’s innate creativity, developing the client’s resilience, and supporting the client’s authentic wants and needs. It is a humanistic approach that supports the client in his or her own cultural identity while recognizing consequences, conflicts, and possibilities of being authentic in the broader culture.

Gestalt Therapy encourages first person dialogue between client and therapist that is focused on the client’s clarity of experience and the person’s ability to be in the “here and now” with confidence and openness. These experiences often include mind/body connections, novel experiences, and a growing sense of self while filling in our personal stories we all have within us, all of which are included in the recent neuroscience recommendations to help clients change.


  • Witness and discuss Gestalt Therapy sessions with workshop leaders and volunteers.
  • Observe the Gestalt Therapy theory in practice and discuss the interventions that enable change to happen
  • View different styles used by Gestalt therapists while observing a client experiencing their own growth, and discuss and adapt those styles to your own professional work.
  • Learn how to integrate your affective, sensory, cognitive, interpersonal, and behavioral awareness into powerful and effective therapeutic interactions with your clients
  • Obtain a taste of what occurs in our Three-Year Training Program. The next class begins in September 2017.

CEUs: 12
DATE: Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017
HOURS: Registration-Sat. only: 9:00 to 9:30 am; Morning session: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Lunch (on your own); Afternoon session: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
FEES: $99.00 Tuition | $20.00 CEU preparation
LOCATION: Bryn Mawr College English House | 815 New Gulph Road | Bryn Mawr, PA 1901  Directions

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DAVID HENRICH, LCSW, BCD has studied Gestalt Therapy for over 45 years. He is a graduate of the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training of New York. He has taught at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Philadelphia. He studied with Sonia March Nevis, Ph.D. for over 25 years. He is in private practice with GKSW/Crystal Group Associates in Wyndmoor, PA.

Magerman2017flyMARK MAGERMAN, PhD, LCSW, BCD is a Faculty Member of GTIP, GISC, and St. Joseph's University. He has maintained a practice, which includes psychotherapy, clinical supervision, executive/leadership coaching, and organizational development, since 1981. He has provided training and organizational consultation throughout the U.S. and abroad. Mark maintains offices in Newtown and New Hope, PA.


Ginny2017flyGINNY MCINTOSH, LCSW is a GTIP Faculty and Board member and has a private practice in Narberth, PA. A former adjunct faculty of Bryn Mawr College Graduate  School of Social Work and Social Research, she loved teaching Gestalt Therapy and has loved doing it at GTIP. She’s given many workshops on the subject, as well as on Treating Depression and Anxiety and other subjects. She has provided consultation and supervision in clinical social work and was a past president of the PA Society for Clinical Social Work.


mlschack2MARY LOU SCHACK, PH. D. is a clinical psychologist. She has over 45 years experience practicing and teaching Gestalt Therapy. She remains committed to the idea that all people contain the seeds for their own growth that awaits a nurturing and challenging environment to support their blossoming. Her current practice and theoretical interests include the forgiveness process, the structure and practice of mutuality, the role of the body in traumatic anxiety, and the relationship between intimacy and differentiation.