Gestalt Training Program 2021 “Gestalt Gone Viral” Seminar Series

A Gestalt Approach to Ethics in a Telehealth World

Dr. Maura Krushinski, Psychologist, LPC, ACS, NCC

Date:  Friday – January 22, 2021


Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Professionals

Dr. Maura Krushinski, Psychologist, LPC, ACS, NCC

Date:  Friday –January 22, 2021


Gestalt Therapy – Clinical Skill Development and Application

Friday-MARCH 5, 2021 4:15 PM

Presenter: Thomas Petrone, Ed.D.


The Power of a Name: A Multicultural Perspective of the Use of Names in Gestalt Therapy

Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST

Presenter: Umaa Thampu Gestalt Counsellor MBACP (Accred.) Faculty member Gestalt Centre of London.

Program Faculty:  

This seminar training program is staffed by the current Faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh and Emeritus Faculty.  The members of the faculty of the Pittsburgh Gestalt Therapy Training Program for Professionals are practicing therapists with over 40 years of experience.  They have earned certificates for completing 2-year Gestalt Training programs and have participated in advanced Gestalt training for more than 30 years.  They are joined by Adjunct faculty who are practicing Gestalt therapist and vital members of the GIP community.   

  • Thomas Petrone, Ed.D.  Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Maura Krushinski, Ed.D.  Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional CounselorM
  • Stephanie Helsel Ph.D. Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor  
  • Kristy Carnahan, MA. Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Dawn Covington, MA  Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Connie Kramer, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh is educate, enlighten an excite individuals and trainees about the theory, integration and application of Gestalt therapy.  Our Faculty and staff provide the highest quality programs to individuals seeking training, personal development and support for their professional and personal endeavors.  The Institute is guided by belief in the wholeness of human experience, adherence to the highest ethical standards and support of social justice values.  

Program Description:  This seminar program provides participants the time and opportunity to develop and practice foundational skills they acquired in their educational and in other professional endeavors.  It supports development from basic mental health practice to becoming a more skilled and more accomplished therapist with a Gestalt approach.  The program offers the opportunity for theoretical inquiry, skill development and personal growth experience necessary to integrate Gestalt theory and methodology into each therapist’s personal and professional therapeutic style.  

Statement on Multicultural Considerations and Equitability:  

The field-theoretical and the phenomenological tenets as well as the principles of holism take, per definition, cultural differences into consideration. Implicit in its field-theoretical understanding is the fact that human beings are not islands but impacted by social influences as well as impactful on others. With respect to the existential field, each person shares a world with others in a variety of ways contributing to meaning and value. (Kirchner, 2000). As such the Administrative staff and faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh are dedicated to conveying respect to all program participants without bias toward gender, physical disability, culture, ethnic origin, spiritual/religious orientation, sexual orientation or other personal differences.  It is the expectation of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh that all program participants will exercise the same principles.  

Statement on Evaluation Process:  

The Institute faculty will consider the following key elements when determining each participant’s completion of individual seminars and awarding of Continuing Education credit:  

▪ Full attendance and participation
▪ Completion of seminar evaluation   

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