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Training Programs

OSD Group Intensive (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-Gransberry , 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:

  • Strategies and interventions based on Gestalt theory, stages of group development, and level of system.
  • The participant's personal and skill development in group participation and leadership.
  • The participant's use of self as an effective intervener, with attention to his/her stage of development and style.

Participants lead a personal growth group for Cleveland-area individuals for two weekend sessions in this intensive format.

Program Schedule

Session I: May 20–28, 2012 (Sunday to Monday) begins at 1:30pm and concludes on Monday of the following week at 2pm.
Session II: August 20–27, 2012 (Monday to Monday) begins at 8:30am and concludes on Monday of the following week at 12pm (noon).


Application (nonrefundable) $500
Tuition $6,550

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.

Volunteer Clients

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:
Friday, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, 9:30am to 12:30pm


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 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.

Payment Options for OSD Workshops and Training Programs

  1. We accept online payment via MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, or Paypal account (*Paypal is the authorized payment processor for GICOSDISC).
  2. Payment by personal check or bank money order paid in US dollars and drawn from a US bank. should be made payable to GICOSDISC, Inc. and mailed to: GICOSDISC, 7665 Mentor Avenue #316, Mentor, OH 4406 USA. Please include with your payment: Home address, phone numbers, and email, as well as the name of the program to which you are applying.
  3. Contact the Registrar regarding any problems with the application process at

Registering for an OSD Training Program

  1. A non-refundable application fee of $500 (see “Payment Options” above) is required. (All fees and tuition are subject to yearly review.)
  2. Complete the application form (Editable PDF) and submit via email to the Registrar at, or mail or fax your completed form to: GICOSDISC, Inc., 7665 Mentor Avenue #316, Mentor, OH 4406 USA / (001) 440.205.8606.
  3. After we receive your completed application, an OSD faculty member will contact you for a personal interview.
  4. All fees are due upon acceptance into the program. At this point, you should initiate visa application, update your passport, purchase travel tickets, and make hotel reservations.
  5. Contact the Registrar regarding any problems with the application process at

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.


Mail: 7665 Mentor Avenue #316, Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: 440.205.8606
Fax: 440.205.8606

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