ADMISSION

Applications

Applications for both Certificate courses must be submitted together with the name of two referrees – one personal and one professional.  Your application will then be processed and a place in the indicated course reserved. All applicants will be contacted and an entry interview arranged.  On successful signing of the Study Contract a deposit is to be paid and an individual payment plan selected.

The Certificate courses are by nature an intense experiential experience. In light of this our participants are required to demonstrate a level of resilience and self support. During the entry interview applicants are required to demonstrate the willingness to develop some fundamental capacities, as a pre-requisite for commencing the course.

Some of those qualities being:

  • a capacity for developing self-awareness and self-reflection
  • a capacity to relate to others in a facilitative way from a stance of respect and mutual interest
  • a capacity to reflect on and examine the impact of their actions on others
  • a capacity to be aware and report the impact of others on them
  • a capacity for curiosity and inquiry
  • a capacity to take responsibility for physical and emotional well-being
  • a capacity to cope with the various demands of the course including the fulfillment of financial obligations, the timely completion of learning tasks and active participation in the course
  • a capacity to understand and practice ethical behaviour as outlined in the code of ethics
  • a capacity to learn from life experiences
  • a capacity to receive feedback on strengths and constraints by peers and trainers

Who May Apply

* Applications for the PD Certificate of Gestalt Theory & Practice are invited from Counsellors & Psychotherapists, and those in the teaching & health industries, who have a client case load, such as social workers, psychologists, teachers, nurses, child care educators, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, coaches, etc.

* Applications for the Certificate of Clinical Supervision course are invited from counsellors & psychotherapists who have had 5 years clinical experience and who have a current caseload and access to supervisees during the course.

TGI practices a non-discriminatory selection of participants on the grounds of race, gender, class, sexual preferences, religion, or any disability or belief that does not directly interfere with the competent fulfillment of training and practice.

Participants Who Live Away

At TGI we have developed our programs so that participants who do not live locally can access our training.  Most of the program activities for the Certificate of Gestalt Theory & Practice are structured over weekends and Library resources are available by post, upon request. Primary Trainers also retain regular e-mail and phone contact with participants who live away, to meet their training needs.