Gestalt Coaching in Business & Organizations Training Program (G.P.O.)

Gestalt Coaching in Business & Organizations Training Program (G.P.O.)

Humanistic sciences and its applications have gained a prominent place in our society and markets and have been accepted in all fields. This has proved helpful in communication, conflict management, motivation, collaboration, creativity and innovation in all hierarchy levels (managers, professionals, employees and workers). Various approaches and methods have contributed to this phenomenon.

Recently the Gestalt approach has seen a rapid development in the world of organizations and businesses, because, as in the world of psychotherapy, a lot of emphasis is put on issues such as awareness, skills development, dialectic process which characterize Gestalt. The Gestalt approach for Business and Organizations is especially developed in North America countries (USA- Canada) and Northern European countries (U.K, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway).

The Gestalt approach applications in the working place are very effective on issues concerning: 

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Change
  • Conflicts
  • Negotiations
  • Workplace Stress
  • Time Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Self Confidence
  • Dialogue Development

 

Based on the Gestalt approach the services that can be offered for businesses and organizations are:

  • Consulting,
  • Coaching,
  • Mentoring,
  • Training,
  • Supervision,
    in both individual and group levels.

 

The training program is addressed to:

  • Psychotherapists and psychologists working for organizations.
  • Psychologists, psychotherapists and mental health counselors who are interested in learning how the Gestalt approach can be applied to the world of Business and Organizations.
  • Gestalt Practicioners in Business and Organizations (G.P.O.).
  • Counselors, coaches and trainers working for Business and Organizations.
  • Executives responsible for Human Resources development (H.R.).
  • Managers of Business and Organizations.

 

Training Program Participation Conditions:

  • University Degree, especially in the field of business, eg. Business Management, Marketing, Sales Management, Marketing & Corporate Communication, Management, a degree or certificate of attendance from a mental health, social and humanistic studies school and experience in the world of business.  
  • Individual interview
  • Application Form and CV
  • 2 Reference Letters from business professionals (professors, directors, supervisors).

Certification Prerequisites:

Gestalt Foundation will provide certificate of attendance to trainees who meet the following:

  • Basic training / Theory, Experience and Gestalt psychotherapy Methodology, (225 hours)
  • Attend the circles of closed workshops in Organizations*(100 hours)
  • Specialized thematic workshop attendance (counseling skills, etc). (30 hours)
  • Individual supervision (15 hours)
  • Individual therapy (40 hours)
  • 5 year experience working as an executive in an organization (manager, trainer, consultant, coach)
  • The 2 year training on the Gestalt psychotherapy approach should be included in the 5 year work experience.**  
  • Reading of recommended bibliography
  • Thesis paper (Case study on the application of the approach in Organizations) as defined in the basic studies program.

With the completion of the above requirements, trainees in the field of Business and Organization consulting receive certificate of attendance from the Gestalt Foundation and are eligible to apply for GPO (Gestalt Practitioner in Organizations) certification from the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy) following the necessary process as defined by the Association (www.eagt.org)

 

* The annual schedule of closed Gestalt workshops can be attended by individuals not following the Gestalt Practitioners in Organizations (G.P.O.) training program but who are interested in self development in their workplace applying the Gestalt approach.

** This condition ensures the assimilation of the Gestalt approach principles in the participants working practice.