A Regional/Neighborhood Alumni Gathering | Center City, Philadelphia

Unlocking Spontaneity and Intuition in Contacting

In our daily life, as well as in the therapeutic encounter, we integrate and process many bits of information that provide us an understanding of what we are seeing and experiencing. Some of that information we access at a cognitive level, a knowing from our education, training, and past clinical experience. One of the most powerful ways of knowing is our intuition, our knowing without thinking. Our intuition arises and makes it known to us through our felt sense. Learning how to access one’s intuition, and employ it effectively in our interactions with clients, opens the door to a deeper understanding and more powerful therapeutic encounter.

Through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, this workshop will provide a greater understanding of the interpersonal neurobiological basis of intuition, intersubjectivity, and the uses of intuition in psychotherapy and will offer ways to increase awareness of one’s own clinical intuition, and how to employ it effectively in the therapeutic encounter.


• Following the experiential exercise, participants will be able to identify the intuition that arose and describe the choices they made based upon that felt sense.
• Following the lecture, participants will be able to define and describe clinical intuition and its genesis.


Cathy GrayCATHY GRAY, LCSW Cathy has over 35 years of experience in clinical practice and in organizational development. She is a graduate and on the faculty of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia, and former President of the international organization, The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy. Cathy has developed and taught a post-graduate program in embodied practice and conducts embodied supervision groups and residential workshops both nationally and internationally. Cathy studied Developmental Somatic Psychology, EMDR, Gendlin’s Focusing, Mind-Body Centering, and improvisational movement, in addition to numerous trainings and workshops on Gestalt Therapy theory and practice.

CEUS: 2; $20 non-GTIP affiliate HOURS: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
DATE: Saturday, March 24 LOCATION: Society Hill Towers Community Rm
TUITION: Free 285 St. James Place
Philadelphia, PA 19106

GTIP offers Continuing Education credits to: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PSY, GENERIC

RSVP: Ginny McIntosh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and email address. Should you be requesting CEUs, please include what license you hold and your license number.

PARKING OPTIONS: Kiosk Parking is available on the street for two hours or in the towers outside lot.

This session is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a maximum of 2 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 2 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.

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