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Gestalt Practicum

July 27 – August 2, 2019

Gestalt Practicum: A Six-Day Intensive in Gestalt Practice with Christine Price, Dorothy Charles, and guest teachers

This experience is designed for anyone wanting to explore the Gestalt Practice form in theory as well as through personal practice. Participants will have the opportunity to experience this work from the seat of the explorer (Initiator) and supporter (Reflector). Those in the helping profession who are interested in integrating this approach into their current practice may find this program especially useful.

The format will include:

  • structured exercises that allow participants to work with one another

  • open seat sessions with the leaders

  • didactic presentation and discussion, and

  • additional approaches to awareness that support ongoing practice

For those considering application to any future long-term study program, this workshop is a prerequisite. Although we still do not have specific dates for a future course of study at this time, the practicum offered this summer is the first step and will be required for anyone enrolling in a committed long term group. This Gestalt Practicum is also open as a comprehensive experience to participants not intending to do any future ongoing program.

Prerequisite Course Work

To attend the Practicum, previous experience is required. The prerequisite for participation in this workshop is having previously participated in an open seat intensive with Chris or at least 5-days of workshop (including having taken the open seat) with Dorothy. Those without enough previous experience can consider the workshops listed below to fulfill the prerequisite. Please use the links below to find more information and how to register.

*First time participation in Chris’ Open Seat Intensives require completion of her Introduction to GAP within the last three years. If you need to fulfill this prerequisite, there will be one offered April 26-28, 2019.

Optional Reading for Practicum

Chris recommends:
Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Fredrick S. Perls
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Dorothy recommends:
Gestalt Therapy Theory and Practice by Patricia Korb et al.
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Running on Empty by Jonice Webb


July 27 – August 2, 2019

Group Location

Tribal Ground Circle
9057 Soquel Drive
Building A, Suite A
Aptos, CA 95003




Please complete the Practicum Registration Form and return it to You will then receive an email with information on how to send a nonrefundable deposit to secure your place.

If you have any questions, please email