The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia
AGING, LIVING AND DYING
Join us for an experiential workshop about growing older and the approaching end of life.
“Being aware of one’s own mortality is actually an incentive to being alive. Real creativeness, in my experience, is inextricably linked with the awareness of mortality. The sharper this awareness, the greater the urge to bring forth something new, to participate in the infinitely continuing creativeness in nature…This is what makes life livable and incidentally makes therapy possible.
Gestalt therapy, with its emphasis on immediate awareness and involvement, offers a method for developing the necessary support for a self-continuing creative adjustment, which is the only way of coping with the experience of dying, and therefore, of living.”
Laura Perls, German-born psychologist and a co-founder of Gestalt Therapy Theory
Experiential activities will offer ways to engage with the realities of later life and approaching death. Laura's writings and teachings will serve as our ground and starting point.
We welcome workshop participants to share their diverse human experiences. Creative contact expands our abilities to connect and grow.
• Increase awareness of themes of later life aging
• Explore one’s own feelings, perception and attitudes of death
• Engage with Gestalt concepts of awareness, contact, and polarities while exploring themes of later life and deat
DATE: Saturday, October 28, 2017
HOURS: Registration: 8:30 am | Workshop: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Bryn Mawr College English House | 815 New Gulph Road | Bryn Mawr, PA 1901 Directions
$ 85.00 GTIP Students and Associates
$ 20.00 CEU preparation
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Refund, less $20 fee, will be issued with cancellation notice by calling 610.668.5177 by Friday, October 13, after which cost is non-refundable but can be applied to a future GTIP offering.
MARILYN LAMMERT, MSW, SCD completed her Gestalt training with Erv & Miriam Polster in the late 70s. She practiced as a Gestalt therapist for over 35 years in the Washington, DC area, was a professor in graduate schools of social work, and conducted Gestalt supervision and training groups for health and mental health professionals. She now lives in Bala Cynwyd, PA where she continues the supervision and training groups as well as creating fiber and needlework pieces.
MADELON RUDMAN CLARK, MSW completed her Gestalt training at the Contemporary Gestalt Institute of Cincinnati in 1992. She later served on its Board of Directors and as faculty, and chaired the training committee. After retiring from a 40-year therapy practice, she and her husband, Scott, moved to Asheville, NC. There she joined the faculty of the Appalachian Gestalt Therapy Institute as a trainer and workshop leader. Currently she enjoys studying voice as well presenting workshops.
ANNE LEIBIG, MSW, LCSW now lives in Abingdon, VA with her husband Dick Austin in the Elder Spirit Community. This community emphasizes mutual support and encouragement of each other on their spiritual paths. She completed her Gestalt training with Erv and Miriam Polster in the 1980s. In 2002, she co-founded the Appalachian Gestalt Therapy Institute in Asheville, NC. She is retired from a 25-year therapy practice in Abingdon. Currently she writes poetry and presents workshops.
This session is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a maximum of 4 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers in PA and many other states.
GTIP is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer 4 hours of continuing education for psychologists. GTIP maintains responsibility for the program. The Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology requires Psychology workshop participants to furnish their license number to receive a certificate of attendance.