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Gestalt Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Fritz Perls. The therapy guides the clients to focus on the present and understand what is happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience. The therapy often uses role-playing to aid the resolution of past conflicts.

The Gestalt Therapy Certificate course focuses on the Gestalt Therapy and teaches you how to use Gestalt approach in the psychotherapy work. The course illustrates the necessity of using experiments in therapy sessions. You will explore the several methods and techniques used by the global Gestalt therapist for treating patients such as “Empty Chair Technique” or “Repetition & Exaggeration”, Mindfulness” approach, etc. You will learn how to work with couples and groups.

What Will I Learn?

  • Use Gestalt approach in the psychotherapy work
  • Apply several techniques used by Gestalt therapists globally
  • Work with people in therapy settings


  • Your interest in psychotherapy, psychology or counselling

Course Curriculum

About the Instructor FREE 00:03:00
About the Course FREE 00:05:00
What is Psychotherapy FREE 00:10:00
Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
What is Gestalt Therapy 00:09:00
The origins of Gestalt Approach 00:12:00
Psychoanalysis & Gestalt approach 00:09:00
Forms of Psychotherapy 00:11:00
Therapeutic Relationship in Gestalt therapy 00:11:00
Philosophy and Principles in Gestalt Therapy
The ‘Self’ in Gestalt therapy 00:09:00
Gestalt ‘Present’ Awareness 00:10:00
The concept of ‘Respect’ 00:06:00
The concept of ‘Social Responsibility’ 00:07:00
The Concept of ‘Relationship’ in Gestalt 00:08:00
Phenomenological Method 00:06:00
The Essence & Principles
Dialogical Relationship 00:06:00
Field Theoretical strategies 00:07:00
Experimental Freedom 00:06:00
The Theory of Change 00:09:00
The concept of ‘Mindfulness’ 00:11:00
Gestalt Therapy Techniques
Exercise and Experiments 00:05:00
The Empty Chair Technique 00:09:00
Discussing ‘dreams’ (Dream Work) 00:10:00
Exaggeration & Repetition 00:05:00
Guided Imagery and Fantasy 00:11:00
Suppressive Techniques 00:09:00
Working with ‘Unfinished Business’ 00:09:00
Forms & Methods of Therapy
Working with Couples 00:10:00
Working with Groups 00:06:00
Pros & Cons of Gestalt Therapy
The Strengths of Gestalt approach 00:04:00
Critiques & Limitations 00:05:00
Thank You and Good Bye! 00:02:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Gestalt Therapy Certificate 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Gestalt Therapy Certificate 00:20:00

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  1. Gestalt Therapy Certificate


    Quite informative however there is no exam as advertised. Gives a reasonable explanation and overview of Gestalt Therapy.




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