Authenticity & Empowerment: A Woman's Way

Gail Feinstein, LCSW

Women are ready to step into their power, live intentionally and lead from their own values, voices and visions.  With discussion and engaged inquiry, we investigate how our cultural inheritance has influenced and shaped our beliefs and feelings about what is female, beautiful and correct.  We create group generated experiments to heighten awareness of the projections and introjections of how a woman “should be”, act and look.  Using a relational gestalt approach, breath and sensory work, qi gong, movement and more, we explore how our experiences of “dimming down” and staying hidden and trapped live in our bodies, and how we disconnect and loathe them.  Through a co-creative, collaborative process, we re-define what is beautiful, admired and respected about being a woman, bring courage and value to our aging process, reclaim the power and sacredness of menstruating and menopausing, transform hating our bodies to loving them, and shame into creative possibility and empowerment.  We will attend to how womanhood is relevant to our work as clinicians, what women have to offer the wider community, and influence of the feminine on the greater field.  
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10 am-5 pm

Continuing Education Hours (for LMSW's, LCSW's, LMHC's and Licensed Psychoanalysts): 6

50% Discount (GCPT Students) = $60

25% Discount (Mental Health Graduate Students) = $90

25% Discount (Mental Health Graduate Students) = $93.75

50% Discount (GCPT Students) = $62.50

Shame, Desire & Compassion

Hiro Yasuda, LCSW-R, CGP

Despite the fact that we all recognize the experience of shame, we feel ashamed of feeling shame. A few of us are courageous enough to share our experience of shame with others. As for the rest of us, we hide. In cultures where feeling shame is considered shameful, how do we as therapists work with clients who struggle with this universal, yet often stigmatized human experience? This didactic-experiential workshop will help you gain theoretical and cross-cultural understandings of the origins, forms, and functions of shame through the lenses of  Gestalt theory, sociology, and neuroscience.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 am-4 pm

Continuing Education Hours (for LMSW's, LCSW's, LMHC's and Licensed Psychoanalysts): 5



We offer Continuing Education hours to Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Psychoanalysts for our workshops. (By next fall we will also offer continuing education for Mental Health Counselors).  See individual listings below for details.  

New York State requires that we post the following statement:

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, (#SW-0201), and by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts, (#Psyan-0001) and licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0079).​

How to Register

You can pay via PayPal, Credit Card or check using the Buy Now buttons or Pay by Check link below each workshop.

A minimum 50% deposit is required at the time of registration.


You may choose one discount, if it applies:

  • 25% discount for Graduate Students in the mental health field
  • 50% discount for current GCPT Students

Discounts are not available for the weekend intensives

If one of these discounts applies, send the discounted amount by check; or click the appropriate PayPal button.

Refund Policy:

75% refund if cancelled more than 7 days in advance.  
50% if cancelled less than 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy: 

Occasionally, the Gestalt Center needs to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances.  In such cases, we will inform you the Monday prior and provide you with a full refund.

For Information:
Call (212) 387-9429 or  email

Introduction to Gestalt Theory & Practice

Presented by various faculty

This introductory class will provide a beginning understanding of Gestalt Therapy and practice. You will learn about Gestalt theory, methods and techniques, and about what is at the heart of our creative, experiential therapy.

In addition, we'll answer your questions about  our training programs in Gestalt therapy. This workshop is particularly useful for those considering entering our training programs.

In this class you will:

  • Obtain a beginning understanding of Gestalt theory and practice.
  • See a video of a gestalt therapy session.
  • Witness a live demonstration of a Gestalt therapy session, followed by discussion.
  • Learn about our post-graduate training programs.
  • Meet one or more members of our faculty and students/alums of our training programs.    

Sunday, September 10, 1-4 pm

The class is free, but reservations are required. 

Email or call (212) 387-9429.