07 December 2022
The last CPD event of the year takes place on 13 December 2022 and explores the importance of the beginning and ending process in clinical practice. Hosted by Leanne O’Shea, psychotherapist, supervisor and the Director of Training at Gestalt Therapy Australia, the seminar offers 1.5 hours of Category A CPD.
Read more about ‘The Ending is in the Beginning: how a Gestalt focus on process can support good therapeutic outcomes’ below and register here.
The Ending is in the Beginning: how a Gestalt focus on process can support good therapeutic outcomes
13 December, 6:00pm-7.30pm
1.5 Category A hours
Expectations that clients have in the beginning of therapy are the source of many of the complaints that counselling clients have. Unmet expectations lead to dissatisfaction with therapeutic relationships or therapy outcomes. We invited Leanne O’Shea, psychotherapist, supervisor and the Director of Training at Gestalt Therapy Australia to share her experience and insights from the Gestalt approach on what can be done in the beginning to contribute to great endings.
Through this seminar, the participant will gain:
A deeper appreciation of the importance of beginnings and endings
An understanding of how failing to attend to these aspects of clinical practice can contribute to client dissatisfaction and increases the risk of complaint
An understanding of how personal experience, values and self-beliefs might be unconsciously shaping how these processes are managed
The opportunity to explore and reframe this in ways to support greater effectiveness
Presenter: Leanne O’Shea, DPsych, Msc, GradDip Sup, Fellow of GANZ, is a psychotherapist, supervisor and educator located in Australia. As well as managing a private practice located in Melbourne, she is currently the Director of Training at Gestalt Therapy Australia where she has been teaching for twenty-two years. She is also on the Teaching Faculty of Gestalt Therapy Brisbane and has extensive experience in the private University sector and teaching internationally. She is well published and is an inaugural co-editor of the Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand.
As per our annual renewal requirements, practising and academic members need to complete at least 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each membership year.
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