“I don’t know how a poem takes form, I take the mud of my life and feel like a great sculptor.”

 – Alda Merini –

 

From Tradition to Growing Edges

The School offers an approach to psychopathology from a phenomenological and Gestalt therapy perspective. It represents an original and unique combination of the European tradition of phenomenological psychopathology and of contemporary Gestalt Therapy theory applied to clinical practice. Psychopathology is explored from the roots of these traditions and developed towards the edges of a radical relational perspective.

Field Theory and Process of Change

We consider psychopathology as a field phenomenon emerging in the session and aiming towards transformation in the process of therapy. Clinical sufferings and symptoms are expressions of different ways of being absent in the situation. Therapy, consequently, is the art of presence and supports the forces acting in the field and moving towards transformation.

New Directions in Clinical Practice and Social Commitment

This understanding deeply impacts the therapeutic work and opens up new ways of meeting the client and of approaching clinical situations, emerging feelings and the therapist’s interventions. Since individual suffering is indissolubly entangled with the wider field, the social dimension becomes the necessary ground to understanding the clinical phenomena and, conversely, therapy becomes the crucible to foster the social change.

PROGRAM 2021/2022

The TSP’s training programs are in process of being revised and this proposal is the starting point of a new structure that aims to be respectful of the increasing awareness of social and ecological changes. We feel the need to travel less, to slow down and to be more rooted in nature. We also need time to meet, to study and to assimilate.

So, we are opening a new phase: the School is organized into online seminars and a yearly residential program in Italy.

ONLINE SEMINARS

The online seminars are lectures, followed by discussion in small groups and then by a Q&A (Questions and Answers) session. They critically address the topics from the historical, nosographic and diagnostic perspectives. The phenomenological and Gestalt understanding of every specific suffering is explored. Field theory is the theoretical basis that allows an embedding of the individual suffering into both a biographical and a socio-cultural background. The seminars on the advanced program are led by two trainers in order to enrich the presentation from different perspectives.

Structure of the online seminars

 

 

 

 

16,00-17,30

 

Lecture

 

17,30-17,45

 

 

Break

 

17,45-18,45

 

Discussion in small groups

 

18,45-19,00

 

 

Break

 

19,00-20,00

 

Q&A

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC PROGRAM (ONLINE):

FOUNDATIONS AND FORMS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

The basic program explores the fundamentals of psychopathology and the specific clinical sufferings.

The trainees will learn the foundations of phenomenological-Gestalt psychopathology and the main forms of psychopathological sufferings. Each of these will be explored from different perspectives: history, diagnosis, relational roots and field perspective, guidelines for therapy.

 

  1. BASIC PROGRAM (ONLINE)

FOUNDATIONS AND FORMS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

  • FUNDAMENTS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

Francesetti, Gecele, Roubal,  May, 12th , 2021

  • PANIC DISORDER

Francesetti, June 3rd, 2021

  • DEPRESSIVE EXPERIENCES

Roubal,  July, 1st, 2021

  • MANIC EXPERIENCES

Gecele, Sept. 15th, 2021

  • OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE EXPERIENCES

Francesetti, Oct. 5th, 2021

  • POST-TRAUMATIC DISORDERS

Roubal, Oct 20th, 2021

  • PHOBIAS

Gecele, Nov. 11th, 2021

  • EXPERIENCES OF SCHIZOPHRENIC SPECTRUM

Francesetti, Dec. 14th, 2021

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Duration: 4 hours, 16.00 – 20.00 CET

Language: English

The basic program is addressed to psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists

COSTS of the basic program:

Cost for all the seminars: 600 euros

Cost for each seminar: 120 euros

ADVANCED PROGRAM (ONLINE):

INTERSECTIONS OF SUFFERINGS, PERSONALITY DIMENSIONS AND CLINICAL COMPLEXITY

The advanced program explores the intersections of the main personality dimensions with specific clinical sufferings (for example the hysterical dimension and psychosomatics, depression, panic disorder, etc.) and some special clinical situations. When meeting the client, indeed, we find a very complex and unique combination of personality styles, symptoms, ways of being and suffering. It is important not only to know the forms of sufferings but also the ways these forms appear in different situations and personalities.

Each seminar is led by two trainers.

The trainees will learn how the specific sufferings emerge in different personality styles and disorders, what are the relational roots and meanings, the therapeutic guidelines, the intersection with the contemporary social context. The aim is to offer a relational orientation in the complexity of real clinical situations and challenges.

2 . ADVANCED PROGRAM (ONLINE):

INTERSECTIONS OF SUFFERINGS, PERSONALITY DIMENSIONS AND CLINICAL COMPLEXITY

 

  • NARCISSISTIC DIMENSION

Gecele and Francesetti, Jan., 2022

  • HYSTERICAL DIMENSION

Gecele and Francesetti, Febr. 2022

  • BORDERLINE DIMENSION

Gecele and Roubal, March, 2022

  • OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DIMENSION

Francesetti and Gecele, April 2022

  • SCHIZOID DIMENSION

Gecele and Francesetti, May 2022

  • PSYCHOPATHIC DIMENSION

Gecele and Francesetti, June 2022

  • SUICIDAL CLIENT

Roubal and Francesetti, June 2022

  • MEDICATION & CLINICAL COMPLEXITY

Roubal and Gecele, July 2022

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Duration: 4 hours, 16.00 – 20.00 CET

Language: English

The advanced program is addressed to psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrist who have a basic training in phenomenological-Gestalt psychopathology

COSTS of the advanced program:

Fee for all the seminars: 800 euros

Fee for each seminar: 150 euros

3. RESIDENTIAL: APPLICATION OF THEORY AND PRACTICE

The residential workshop is an international group, both theoretical and experiential. It is led by the three directors together. The lectures in the morning focus on the growing edges of contemporary Gestalt therapy and psychopathology, with the possibility of interventions by other international trainers. In the afternoon we form subgroups, each with a different focus: supervision, personal works, or competences and case conceptualisation. The personal resonances related to psychopathology are explored in order to increase the awareness and the ground of the participants. Supervision and discussion of clinical cases are a central part of the methodology, in order to link the theoretical understanding with both personal experiences and professional competences.

The schedule offers the possibility to slow down and pause, to enjoy personal meetings with colleagues from all over the world, to explore the silence and the nature, to appreciate the beauty of the Italian landscapes and cuisine.

Language: English

From May 1st till May 8th 2022

TRAINERS