The Challenge of Establishing a Research Tradition for Gestalt Therapy: An International Conference

(communiqué par Philipp Brownell)

The Research Conference, 2013: « The Challenge of Establishing a Research Tradition for Gestalt Therapy, » April 17-20.

 » The presentations, the small venue, the chance to discuss research related issues, including the challenge of bridging between research and practice, should be a remarkable experience.  Keynote speaker is Leslie Greenberg (Canada), who will also be taking one of the three plenaries.  Our second plenary speaker will be Linda Finlay (England), whose specialty is qualitative/phenomenological research, and our third plenary will be Ansel Woldt (USA), Professor emeritus of Kent State University, who has spent a career handling research dissertations of students interested in gestalt therapy. Take a look at the list of presenters/presentations below.  We would be privileged by your attendance (CEUs are available).

Those interested in registering can find that kind of information at http://www.gisc.org/practitioners/programs/ResearchConference.php

Presenters, their affiliations, and the titles of their presentations:
Marlene Moss Blumenthal, Ph.D.,  The Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California; Administrator and Faculty Member of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. “Mother-adolescent daughter conflict: Finding common ground through dialogic process. The relationship between gestalt resistance, conflict handling modes, and mutuality”

Julius Burkauskas, MSc in Clinical Psychology, Research Assistant, clinical psychologist Behavioral Medicine Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. “Measurement of interpersonal power relations between the client/patient and the therapist in gestalt therapy session using metaphors”

Michele Cannavò, Ph. D., Psychiatrist, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Trainer at Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, President of the Italian Association for Gestalt Therapy (SIPG), Secretary at European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT). “Psychotherapy in the global village: Gestalt therapy for organizational well being”

Meghann Case, Psy.D., Vassar College Counseling Service, AAGT, American College Health Association, Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach. “Gestalt therapy research, theory, and practice: Fitting the pieces together with the next generation of gestalt practitioners”

Allison Chambers, MS., CACD-I, Pacific University. “Gestalt therapy research, theory, and practice: Fitting the pieces together with the next generation of gestalt practitioners”

Robert Farrands, Ph.D., Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice, Bath University, UK. Independent scholar and consultant. “In search of organization”

Linda Finlay, Ph.D., freelance academic consultant, UK; Open University on their Social Science Faculty; training, support, supervision and mentorship to both individual practitioners and institutions, Ph.D. and D.Psych students. Plenary Session #2: “The relational approach in phenomenological research”

Duey Freeman MA, LPC, Director: Gestalt Institute of the Rockies, Co-founder and co-director: Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies, Instructor: Naropa University. “Humans, Horses, and Attachment”

Jon Frew, Ph.D., ABPP, Pacific University; Gestalt Therapy Training Center Northwest . “Gestalt therapy research, theory, and practice: Fitting the pieces together with the next generation of gestalt practitioners”

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. York University, Toronto, Canada. Keynote Address:   « Noticing the obvious: The importance of observation and description as a first step in research and task analysis. » Plenary Session #1 “Engaging in a research programme: An example of using measurement, hypothesis testing, and relating process to outcome.”

Rae Johnson, Ph.D. Institute for Embodiment Studies; University of Toronto

Logan M. Lamprecht, Ph.D., PCC. Cleveland State University; AAGT; ACA.  “Therapeutic letter writing as relationally responsive practice: Experiences of clients receiving letters during therapy”

Marco Lobb, Ph.D. Business administrator in engineering and gestalt counselor; Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy. “Psychotherapy in the global village: Gestalt therapy for organizational well being”

Alan Meara MGT, FM GANZ, Previously Gestalt Therapy Sydney, University of Technology Sydney. “Ontology in gestalt research”

Heidi Mjelve, Ph.D.  Norwegian Gestalt Institute in Oslo; University of Oslo

Mark Reck, Psy.D., Counseling & Psychiatry Services, University of Vermont; AAGT

Cynthia Reynolds, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist, Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified School Counselor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, National Certified Counselor; Professor, Department of Counseling, University of Akron. “Coping styles of children of divorce: Attitudes, personality, and gestalt coping processes”

Joan Rieger MA, LPC, Co-founder and co-director: Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies, Faculty: Gestalt Institute of the Rockies. “Humans, Horses, and Attachment”

Jan Roubal, M.D., Czech Science Foundation Grant GAP407/11/0141, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Institute for Humanistic Studies in Medicine, Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. “How psychotherapists cope with their own experiences when working with depressive patients”

Pablo Herrera Salinas, Ph.D.(candidate) in Psychotherapy Research, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Heidelberg University, Germany; Gestalt Institute of Santiago, Chile. “The construction of a gestalt-coherent outcome measure”

Laima Sapežinskienė, Ph.D. in Sociology; Board Member, Lithuanian Gestalt Therapy Association. “Measurement of interpersonal power relations between the client/patient and the therapist in gestalt therapy session using metaphors”

Daan van Baalen, MD, Ph.D. Rector Norsk Gestaltinstitutt College, Norway.

Guadalupe Amescua Villela, Ph.D. in Existential Pshychoterapy (Doctorado en Psicoterapias Existenciales); Ph.D  in Relational Gestalt (Doctorado en Psicoterapia Gestalt Relacional); AAGT member, Director of  Centro de Estudios e Investigación Guestalt, (CESIGUE), President of the Asociación de Autismo y Déficit de Atención de Xalapa. “La eficacia del modelo de psicoterapia infantil relacional: Intervención padresniño/The efficiency of the gestalt model: Relational psychotherapy for children–intervention with parents and children”

Ansel Woldt, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Kent State University; Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT). Plenary Session #3: “Mining for crystals – from Gestalt Q-Sort to the GIRL: Creating valid and reliable measures of gestalt contacting processes”

Al Wong, M.A., Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville “A Guide to Conducting Case-Based, Time-Series Research in Gestalt / Emotion Focused Therapy” « 

(communiqué par Philipp Brownell)

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