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CE Seminar - Ken Hutchinson, Ph.D.

Gestalt Therapy - Module 8: (3 CEs) Self in Process

This CE seminar will be held in Santa Maria - please send an email to the webmaster for more specific location information.


10-10:30 am. Understanding the gestalt model of self; self functions; self as process.

10:30- 11:30 am. Gestalt group process focusing on identifying emerging self functions in therapy.

11:30- 11:45 am. Break.

11:45 am-1 pm. Gestalt group process focusing on self integration processes.

Learning Goals:

1). Participants will be able to differentiate the gestalt understanding of self from more traditional psychological understandings.

2). Participants will begin to identify “self functions” as they emerge in sessions.

3). Participants will use their own awareness processes to recognizing the roles and meaningfulness of self functions in a patient's life.

4). Participants will practice their growing awareness of self functions to facilitate the therapeutic process in the moment.

5). Participants will comprehend how “self” and “functional integration” in the therapeutic moment lead to healthy process sequencing.


1). Perls, Fredrick; Hefferline, Ralph; and Goodman, Paul. Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality. Gestalt Journal Press 1994. Pp 24-27.

2). Crocker, Sylvia. Boundary Processes, States, and the Self. The Gestalt Journal. Fall, 1988.

Pp 100-115.

3). Philippson, Peter. The Emergent Self. Karnac Books Ltd. 2009. Pp 19-26.


California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Earlier Event: February 10
CE Seminar - Henry Ahlström, Ph.D.