Group Intensive Training Program (Advanced Training)Faculty will be drawn from OSD Center staff including:
Veronica Hopper Carter, PhD Bio - Chair
Marcella Benson-Quaziena, PhD Bio
John D. Carter, PhD Bio
Mwalimu Imara, DMin Bio
Monika K. Moss, MFA Bio
Michael Rynex, MA Bio
This program emphasizes the theoretical base and philosophy of Gestalt work with groups, including personal growth, task, and special design groups. Background theory and concepts of group dynamics are presented from historical and comparative approaches.
Curriculum and Methodology
In addition to grounding in Gestalt theory and philosophy of working with groups, this program emphasizes:
Participants lead a personal growth group for Cleveland-area individuals for two weekend sessions in this intensive format.
Session I: May 20–28, 2012 (Sunday to Monday) begins at 1:30pm and concludes on Monday of the following week at 2pm.
Application (nonrefundable) $500
Unless other acceptable arrangements have been made with our Payments Officer, all fees are due upon acceptance into the program. Refunds are not given for early withdrawal from the training program due to the nature of its design and operation.
Witness how effective Gestalt group process skills are when applied in various learning and practicum settings. The Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development Group Intensive Training Program provides the local community with a unique venue for participating in a personal growth group experience. In groups of 8–10, volunteer clients are exposed to and learn from basic Gestalt concepts for facilitating group processes. At a minimum, this experience prospectively heightens awareness of one's personal presence and impact upon others and increases one's interpersonal skills.
This outstanding opportunity is open to all adults, and commonly results in a mix of age, sex, and race among client group members. Typical client occupational backgrounds include health care, social work, therapists of all categories, business owners, management personnel, tradesmen, and homemakers. All, however, are welcome!
The program holds two weekend sessions with client groups, running Friday through Sunday. As a volunteer client group member, you may attend one or both sessions. Session times are:
Your participation as a client in the Group Intensive Training Program is acknowledged to be a contribution to our students' learning as well as a learning opportunity for you. The nonrefundable client registration fee is set at a nominal $25.00. This fee may be waived for those (particularly college students) demonstrating financial hardship.
Volunteer Client Registration
Apply online or download the Volunteer Client Application Form. If a paper copy is necessary, please contact Gigi Maganja at 440.205.8606.) If not applying online, mail or fax your application form to: GICOSDISC, P.O. Box 1569, Mentor, OH 44061 or 440.205.8606. Include your $25 registration fee with your application. You may pay by personal check, money order, or credit card (see application form). Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of registrants will be accepted, so be sure to apply early and to submit your registration fee along with your application. If you have questions, please contact Fannie Wright at email@example.com or call Gigi at 440.205.8606 (yes, same as fax number). You will be notified once your application form with accompanying fee payment has been received and processed for acceptance.
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GICOSDISC reserves the right to change faculty, program dates, and fees as necessary. GICOSDISC assumes no liability for expenses incurred by participants due to any changes in program dates, including nonrefundable travel and/or lodging expenses.
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