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CPD Workshop Programme 2019

 

 27 - 28 February 2019

 Gestalt Colour Therapy

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Date: 27 - 28 February 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Cost: R1 975 (Discount available for students & interns)
Presented by: Stephan van Heerden
Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPD Points:
HPCSA: 10 general CEUs (educational, counselling & clinical psychologists; and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 8 points approved

 

Summary:

The Gestalt Colour Therapy 2-day workshop empowers facilitators to conduct a short therapeutic programme with their clients through the use of colour.
The programme consists of a 10-phase process in which colour is used to enhance the client's awareness, self-knowledge, integration, self-support, responsibility and choice making.
The programme can be applied with primary school children, teenagers and adults.
It is a therapeutic emergency plan to improve the client's wellbeing and emotional equilibrium, in a practical and concrete fashion. The Gestalt Colour Therapy programme is time economical, protects the facilitator from burning out and is fun to take part in.
Gestalt Colour therapy's methods of raising the person's awareness and self-knowledge and not focusing on the problem but on the person, makes it suitable for a wide range of problems, because every person can benefit from dealing with his/her problems and challenges with more awareness, responsibility and choice.
Gestalt Colour therapy facilitates the client to make contact with his/her reality, whether physical, emotional, behavioural, or symptomatic, unwritten philosophy and beliefs, the environment and relationships, and to discover what solutions he/she wants to implement.

 

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28 - 30 May 2019

Masterclass:
Understanding Suicide and Suicide Prevention

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Date: 28 - 30 May 2019
28 May: 09H00 – 16H00
29 May: 09H00 – 16H00
30 May: 09H00 – 12H30
Cost: R2 860 (Discount available for students & interns)
Presented by: Lorraine Mitchell
Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPD Points:
HPCSA: 14 general CEUs and 1 ethics CEU (educational, counselling, clinical, research & industrial psychologists; psychometrists and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 10 points applied for

Summary:

With about 23 completed suicides and almost 460 attempted suicides every day in South Africa, suicide is an epidemic. All individuals, especially those who are in the helping professions and those who work closely with people, should become equipped to be able to identify when a person may be suicidal, how to assist that person to access resources and help as well as to feel equipped to work with this person in an effective therapeutic process. No one therapist can say, "I don't work with suicide!" If we do say this then we are probably in denial or naïve, as everyone walking into our practice with a problem, is a potential suicide. Very few University or training programmes offer extensive training in working with suicidality. Attend this three day workshop in understanding suicide and suicide intervention to be equipped to effectively work with individuals who are suicidal as well as their families. Synopsis of training programme:
•Understanding our beliefs and values in respect of suicide.
•Understanding Suicide
•SafeTALK - becoming suicide alert: Identifying the warning signs of depression and suicidality as well as becoming aware of how to keep the person with thoughts of suicide safe.
•Why do people miss, dismiss and avoid suicide?
•Suicide Risk Management: becoming a suicide expert.
•Suicide Intervention model
•Effective counselling skills
•Legalities in respect of suicide
•Ethical issues in respect of suicide
•After the suicide - helping those left behind.

 

 

 

02 August 2019

Multicultural Influences in Therapy and Counselling

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Date: 02 August 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Cost: R1 400 (Discount available for students & interns)
Presented by: Vella Maseko and Nompumelelo Prudence Kubeka
Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPD Points:

HPCSA: 5 general CEUs
(educational, counselling, clinical, research and industrial psychologists; and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 4 points applied for

Summary:

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10 - 11 September 2019

Gestalt Dino Therapy

GDT

Date:  10 - 11 September 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Cost: R1 975 (Discount available for students & interns)
Presented by: Stephan van Heerden
Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPD Points:
HPCSA: 10 general CEUs (educational, counselling & clinical psychologists; and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 8 points approved
 
NB: Completion of Gestalt Colour Therapy is a prerequisite

Summary:

The Gestalt Dino therapy 2-day workshop empowers facilitators of various helping professions to conduct a short therapeutic programme with their clients through the use of a Dinosaur projection and palaeontology metaphor. The programme consists of a process where the client's paleontological discovery and phenomenological description of the Dinosaur fossil (projection) is used to enhance the client's awareness, self-knowledge, integration, self-support, mobility, responsibility and choice making.

Dino therapy deals with problems that affect self-identity and self-esteem. The client discovers his / her inner mask and becomes aware of how this mask, used so far to protect the self, blocks growth and happiness. The client's awareness and self-knowledge are increased dramatically during Gestalt Dino therapy. He / she develops readiness and energy to get rid of the mask and act more self-supporting and mature. During Dino therapy, the client is released from the "sediment" of historical pain (such as loss, trauma and introjections) so that his / her true self can emerge.

The mask discovered during Dino therapy involves facets such as toxic emotions, immature behavior, thinking errors and physical symptoms, which the client unconsciously developed to break contact with reality. The client discovers and understands his / her mask and the mask begins to "shave" the client exactly on those places in his / her personality and soul where healing and growth are essential. The client finds practical solutions how to get rid of his / her unhealthy mask systematically.

The programme is suitable for children from 8 years of age, teenagers and adults. It is a therapeutic emergency plan to improve the client's wellbeing and emotional equilibrium, in a practical and concrete fashion.

Gestalt Dino therapy's methods of enhancing the person's awareness and self-knowledge and not focusing on the problem but on the person, makes it suitable for a wide range of problems, because every person can benefit from dealing with his/her problems and challenges with more awareness, responsibility and choice.

The Gestalt Dino therapy approach is not only a verbal therapy or abstract philosophy, but is a pragmatic involvement with people, to enable them to understand their own needs and in the here and now of their reality.

The Gestalt Dino therapy workshop equips the facilitator with the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to utilize the Dinosaur projection to facilitate the client to progress systematically through the experience cycle, discovering his/her true needs and solutions that fit his/her unique personal style and circumstances.

 

 

29 - 30 October 2019

Ethics - What Would You Have Decided?

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Date: 29 - 30 October 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Cost: R3 700 (Discount available for students & interns)
Presented by: Adv. Joan Adams and Dr Elaine Bing
Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPD Points:

HPCSA: 10 ethics CEUs (educational, counselling, clinical, research and industrial psychologists; psychometrists and registered counsellors)

SACSSP: 8 points applied for

Summary:

In this in-depth 2-day workshop, a number of real life cases will be considered in the light of various perception and cognitive errors that probably led to the ethical mistakes people made in these cases. Many of the ethical problems that arise develop for very natural, human reasons. The combination of real-life examples with errors of thinking we all make will assist in introspection and discussions of difficult ethical problems.

The local and international cases and how the respective guidelines are applied will be discussed in depth, and apparent conflicts will be dissected.

Concepts to be discussed will include:

  • Scope of practice
  • Social media ethics
  • Objective vs Subjective reasonableness
  • Doctor-patient confidentiality
  • Doctor-patient intimacy
  • Transference/counter-transference
  • Cognitive reasoning errors
  • Confirmation bias
  • Fundamental attribution error
  • Anomaly hunting
  • Coincidences

Participants will be encouraged to discuss these events with peers against the background of various theories and practices that contribute to the mistakes that are made.
Due to the non-threatening environment which encourages introspection and sharing, it should be possible to openly discuss and learn from real-life examples.

 

 

 

12 - 13 November 2019

Gestalt Astro Therapy

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Date: 12 - 13 November 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Cost: R1 975 (Discount available for students & interns)
Presented by: Stephan van Heerden
Venue: Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext. 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CPD Points:
HPCSA: 10 general CEUs (educational, counselling & clinical psychologists; and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 8 points applied for

NB: Completion of Gestalt Colour Therapy is a prerequisite

Summary:

Gestalt Astro Therapy is the third stage after the implementation of Gestalt Colour and Dino Therapy programs, in cases where more intensive facilitation is needed to overcome persistent problems and resistance to growth. Gestalt Astro Therapy facilitates the client to discover new perspectives and hope where change, loss and trauma disrupt his / her life.
The client is empowered with new contact mechanisms and responsibility to complete unfinished experiences, creating barriers to new learning and growth in the present. The client is guided to integrate fragments of his / her fragmented personality, which are scattered across different experiences and periods of his / her life, so that he / she can now, as a whole person, focus on the future with a positive outlook . Trauma is transformed into a triumph.
The Astro therapy program is suitable for children from 10 years of age, teenagers and adults.

 Note: There is no connection between astro-therapy and astrology.

 

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Disclaimer:

Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice.  CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training.

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