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Philosophical Resource for Humanistic Clinicians: Seminar Series Starts January 6th

Presented by Carol Swanson, LCSW, ACSW of EHNW

Still Time to Register for This Seminar Offering Thru Our Partners at Existential-Humanistic Northwest in Portland

Dates: 8 monthly meetings, starting 1/6, then the first Friday of each month ending August 4th

Time: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm on Friday, January 6th and each First Friday thereafter until the final session on August 4th

Virtual: EHNW will provide Zoom webinar details after registration

Cost for the Series: Professionals- $350 / Students: $200 / Affiliates: 10% discount 

Description

Carol is a Gestalt therapist and co-founder of the Portland Gestalt Therapy Training Institute.  

In the seminar series, she will explore such relevant topics as:  

  • Why Thinking Matters 
  • The I-Thou and I-It relationship 
  • The origin of phenomenology,  
  • Embodied Intersubjectivity  
  • The Ethics of Play  
  • Responsive Ethics 
  • The Face of the Other 

his seminar will identify the humanistic tradition out of which psychotherapy emerged and within which we psychotherapists are an active expression.  Principal philosophers who contributed to a personalistic worldview — that is, a view of our being with one another that is based on human values – will be identified and briefly introduced. They will include Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Hans-George Gadamer, Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas, and Bernhard Waldenfels.  We will pay attention to their relevance to our personal needs for support as well as how they may sharpen the humanistic and existential focus of our work. 

Presenter Bio

Carol Swanson has been a practicing gestalt therapist in Portland for 40 years. She co-founded the Portland Gestalt Therapy Training Institute and was a trainer for several decades. She’s trained therapists in the US, Europe and Australia. She’s published several articles in Gestalt journals and contributed chapters in several books. She is a regular contributor to conferences in the US in Europe.

About Our Partners at EHNW in Portland

EHNW is here to impact the world through Existential-Humanistic values of authenticity, integrity, responsibility, inclusion, and awe. EHNW enlivens and enriches human experience through our commitment to being present with ourselves, others, society, and the mystery of life. EHNW serves the healing professions, our clients, and the public through dialogue, education, training, and advocacy. EHNW offers workshops, professional presentations, and salons.

Please refer questions to Bob Edelstein through the EHNW Contact Form here.

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