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Greater Sacramento/ Davis District Meeting

  • Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friends Meeting House 890 57th Street, Sacramento 95819

California Society for Clinical Social Work

 Greater Sacramento/ Davis District


Peter Cole, LCSW,

Gestalt Group Therapy: A Relational Approach to Healing, Integration and Change


When:         Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Where:        Friends Meeting House

                         890 57th Street, Sacramento 95819

Cost:            CSCSW members can earn 2 CE credits at no cost. Non-member LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs may earn 2.0 CE credits for a nominal fee of $20. Free to audit. PCE#1.


In this experiential presentation Peter will explore a relational approach that uses the group process to promote self activation, intimate connection, and the integration of opposites or polarities that exist within each of us.  Teaching of key concepts in Gestalt Group therapy will flow from our experiences together.  For more information on this approach, please see click this link for a full article

About the Presenter:

Peter Cole has been in private practice for 25 years.  He serves as the co-director of the Sierra Institute of Contemporary Gestalt Therapy with his wife Daisy Reese.  He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with the UC Davis School of Medicine and is an adjunct professor of Marriage and Family Therapy with the Wright Institute in Berkeley.  Peter is the author of numerous articles about gestalt and group therapy and is the co-author of two books about investing and financial planning for therapists.  Peter also is the director of Insight Financial Group, an investment firm specializing in financial planning for mental health professionals.  Peter has offices in mid-town Sacramento and in North Oakland.

  Learning Goals:

·         Define the concept of rupture and repair of the self-object tie in group work

·         Define polarities and how they are key concepts to Gestalt group therapy

·         Discuss 2 key factors of the Paradoxical Theory of Change

This course meets the qualifications for 2.0hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Nathan Stuckey, ASW  Nstuckey13@gmail.com.

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