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An Introduction to a Gestalt Therapy Approach to Social Work Practice
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When: April 18, 2016
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Evan Senreich, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC

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This workshop will serve as an introduction to Gestalt therapy as a holistic person-centered approach that focuses on each client’s unique way of experiencing the world.  This training session will include discussion of the basic concepts of Gestalt therapy, and how they can be applied to working with clients in any social work setting. Interactive exercises will take place in which participants will have an opportunity to either experience or witness the way in which a Gestalt therapy approach enhances clients’ awareness of how they live in the world on a moment-to-moment basis.  Case examples will be discussed to demonstrate Gestalt therapy principles.  Social justice issues and client diversity will be examined through a Gestalt therapy lens.


Evan Senreich, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC

Dr. Senreich graduated from the 4-year training program at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in New York City in 1994.  He has taught classes at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in their psychoanalytic program,  as well as taught Gestalt therapy courses at New York University Silver School of Social Work. A recent article of Dr. Senreich’s, “A Gestalt Approach to Social Work Practice” was published in Smith College Studies in Social Work in 2014 (Volume 85, pp. 55-75). He has presented Gestalt therapy workshops at a number of national and local social work conferences, including one at the annual NASW Addictions Institute.



3 CE Contact Hours

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