Gestalt/Experiential Therapy of Maine

Introduction to Humanistic/Experiential Therapy

This training group introduces clinicians to Person-Centered Therapy, Focusing, and Gestalt Therapy, giving a thorough grounding in the basics. The training will explore both the theory and practice of these classic humanistic approaches.

Topics Include:

  • Empathic Attunement & ReflectionGestaltIntegrated
  • The Rogerian “Core Conditions”
  • The Self & Conditions of Worth
  • The Actualizing Tendency vs the Self-Actualizing Tendency
  • Depth of Experiencing
  • Focusing, the Felt Sense, and the Felt Shift
  • A Focus on the Here and Now
  • Contact and Awareness
  • The Contact Boundary and the Contact Cycle
  • Interruptions to the Contact Boundary
  • The Gestalt Experiment

BecomingPersonWe’ll meet for 2.5 hours, twice a month, from September till June. Readings will be assigned, and each meeting will include didactic lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises.

Participants will have the opportunity to observe, receive, perform, and discuss each of the interventions under study. Members bring the interventions back to their practices, and bring their questions back to the group. In this fashion, over the course of the year, members will gradually integrate the fundamentals of humanistic/experiential therapy into their personal therapeutic repertoire.

When: This group meets roughly twice a month on Wednesdays, September 2019 to June 2020, from 8:30am to 11am. Exact dates TBA.


Where: 95 High Street, Portland, Maine

Fully Licensed: $40/meeting
Conditionally Licensed: $30/meeting
Graduate Students: $20/meeting

Note: Participants pay for all meetings, whether they attend or not. You are encouraged to attend all meeting! Certificate of Contact Hours available. (Total of 40 for the year)

Minimum of 5, Maximum of 7 participants

Trainer: Tom Kubasik, LCPC

Click here for the registration form.

For more information, call Tom Kubasik, LCPC: (207) 699-4979