How to integrate Gestalt therapy / Field perspective in therapeutic assessment

How to integrate Gestalt therapy / Field perspective in therapeutic assessment



Course Code: PT-210403

Date:         9/4 & 16/4/2021
 Time:         10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:      Room 906, 9/F, No.9, Shing Mun Road, Tsuen Wan

Trainer:    Ms. Annetta Wong 黃秀薇女士

Target:      Social Worker & Counselor

Fee:    Original Fee︰ $1,800

   Early bird fee ︰ $1,700 (On or before 19/3/2021)
   Two persons enrolling together: $1,600 for each person


In therapeutic setting, we always take oral information about a person and his/her interaction with the environment from our clients to formulate cognitive assessment but we do less to access the embodied response that our clients cope in the development process of the situations and problems.
As therapists or counsellors, how we can approach client’s situation with added different perspective of the field:
How client experience his /her situations and how he/she intends from ’now- to- the-next’, so that we can have more qualitative understanding about our clients’ suffering.
This two-days training brings you to the concept of Gestalt Field Perspective and its specifically formulated view in understanding development and psychopathology of the disturbed clients. 


Participants will learn about:

1.    Theory, Development and Principles in modern Gestalt Therapy-from intrapsychic 
to relational paradigm
2.    The Nature of the Organism/Environment Field
3.    Use the Gestalt therapy concept of self
4.    The polyphonic development of domains of contact 
5.    The suffering of the Relationship at the Contact Boundary, gestalt approach on developmental processes and diagnosis
6.    Use a field perspective in therapeutic settings 
7.    Use the Aesthetic Relational Knowledge to work (instead of objectifying the client’s problem) 

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese, supplemented with English
Format: Lecture, experiential exercise, case discussion

Trainer Biography:

Ms. Annetta WONG Sau Mei 黃秀薇女士

Senior Training and counselling Consultant of HEAT-Caritas Family Service
Gestalt Therapy Supervisor (Instituto di Gestalt HCC Italy)

Ms Wong is the senior training and counselling consultant in HEAT, Caritas Family Service. She was the Chief Training and Counseling Consultant in the same project from 2004 to 2016. She had worked as family caseworker, school social worker since her career in Caritas Family Service since 1991.

Ms Wong has extensive clinical experience in counseling especially in marital issues, family relationship work and crisis prevention work. She provides training and clinical supervision on marital issues to social workers in Caritas Family Service and in the field since 2013. She has been invited as guest lecturer in topic of crisis intervention work and family counselling to social work students in university. 

Ms Wong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989. Ms. Wong received her Post-graduate Diploma in Family-centred Social Work in 1995 and Master of Social Work in 2012 awarded with Dean’s List. Ms Wong joined the Brief Therapists’ Team in the agency in mid 90’s. She had received extensive training by renowned international trainers on Solution-focused Brief Therapy and system therapy such as Ms Insoo Kim Berg, Dr. Scott Miller and Ms Lee Mo Yee and case supervision by local academics such as Dr. Ho Wui Shing, Dr. Chu Chi Keung and Dr. Yeung Ka Ching.

Ms. Wong also received her gestalt therapy trainings from Paula Bottome from 1997 to 2000 and was accredited of therapy practitioner. In 2002, she attended the one-year certificate training program by Dr. John Banmen on Suicide Prevention and Treatment by Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of University of Hong Kong. She has been learning and adapting different counselling theories in practice but mostly on the existential and experiential approach. Since 2017 onwards, Ms Wong follows Dr Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb in international trainings on Relational Gestalt therapy and accredited as Gestalt Supervisor in 2019.