Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy Course

Profound relational training that is creative and holistic.

TGI currently offers a personalised online Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy Course. This is a personally tailored program designed to introduce practicing clinicians to the Gestalt modality, so that it can be integrated into existing practice. The program consists of individual teaching and mentoring sessions with Dinah (either skype or face-to-face), and PDF teaching material supplied with readings and handouts (delivered in six units). There are no academic requirements other than keeping a personal / learning journal throughout your learning experience, and various experiential tasks and exercises with each unit. There may also be opportunities to come together in face-to-face or skype Gestalt process groups with other online program participants throughout your program experience (depending on online participant numbers). You will be able to tailor this course to your own needs, and journey at your own pace, within a two year period. Cost is based on teaching sessions, group sessions (if applicable), admin time and resources supplied over the duration of your individual program.

Course topics covered:

 Overview of the Gestalt Approach
 Phenomenology & the Contact Cycle
 Field Theory & Dialogue
 Impasse & ‘Experiment’– chair-work and ‘the critic’
 Creative Media – Objects / Art  / Dream-work / Metaphor / Imagery


Applications for the online  Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy course are open to practising clinicians who have an interest in integrating Gestalt principles and techniques into their existing practice. Some experience of personal development is recommended to navigate the material. Delivery of the course is via face-to-face or skype sessions with PDF resources: Unit Guides, Readings, Handouts, & experiential tasks with each unit.  There may also be opportunity throughout the program to meet for face-to-face / skype  process groups with other course participants (depending on online participant numbers). Applications for the individually tailored online course can be submitted via email to and Dinah will be in touch to discuss how to proceed. Please include in your application your reasons for wanting to do the online training and include a current resume.

Qualities developed during the course:

a capacity for developing deep self-awareness, self-reflection & insight
a capacity to relate to others in a facilitative, dialogical way, from a stance of respect and mutual interest
a capacity to reflect on and examine the impact of your actions on others
a capacity to be aware of and articulate the impact of others on you
a capacity for curiosity and inquiry – particularly into self processes
a capacity to take responsibility for physical and emotional well-being
a capacity to learn and grow from life experiences
a capacity to receive feedback on strengths and growing edges

Who May Apply

* Applications for the online Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy are invited from practicing clinicians: 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.
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 participation and practice.

Participants Who Live Away

At TGI we have developed our programs so that participants can access our training online.  The teaching and mentoring components are conducted individually via face-to-face or skype sessions, and Library resources are available by post, upon request. The TGI primary course facilitator will  also retain regular e-mail and phone contact with participants, to meet their individual training needs.


COURSE NAME: Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy
Delivery Method: online – skype and PDF material
COST: program is individually tailored and costed
Course C0-ordinator: Dinah Eades Buchanan
CONTACT: Dinah on 0439 752 710

Please use this form to register your interest in attending our online Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy course. Dinah will be in touch shortly to chat further about the course and give you enrolment details.

download our prospectus

This Prospectus outlines the online Professional Training in Gestalt Therapy program currently offered by Terrigal Gestalt Institute.
This individually tailored Professional Development course has been developed to introduce practicing clinicians to an overview of the Gestalt modality, so that it can be integrated into existing practice.

The delivery of the course is via face-to-face or skype sessions, and PDF teaching units (including Readings & Handouts)


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