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Saturday, April 18

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Saturday, April 18
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites - New Orleans Convention Center
Event: Louisiana GPS 2020 Spring Institute

Spring Institute

Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP & Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP
Gestalt Group Therapy: A Relational Approach to Healing, Integration and Change  

Hotel Info

 Hampton Inn & Suites - New Orleans Convention Center
1201 Convention Center Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70130?

(504) 566-9990


Reserve your room today at this website or call 1-800-292-0653.  Don't forget to use our room block code LGP?!

About the Speakers

Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP & Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP are long-time Group Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and trainers and practitioners located in Berkeley California.  They are the co-authors of the recently published book New Directions in Gestalt Group Therapy: Relational Ground, Authentic Self (Routledge, 2018).  They have published numerous articles in the fields of Group therapy and Gestalt therapy.  In addition to extensive training and certification in Gestalt Therapy, Daisy and Peter are both graduates of the Washington DC School of Psychiatry’s Group Psychotherapy Training Program.  Daisy is past president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS) and Peter is the current treasurer.  Peter and Daisy are serving as co-chairs of NCGPS’s annual conference in 2020.  Peter served for 25 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with the University of California Davis School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry and is now retired from that position.  They train therapists internationally and are frequent institute presenters at American Group Psychotherapy Association national conferences.  Peter is also a Financial Services Professional with Securities America Inc.  He specializes in Financial Advising and Socially Screened Investments for Mental Health Professionals.

Peter and Daisy are in private practice and are the co-directors of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.  They are married, with five children and five grandchildren.  Their passion centers on environmental issues, and they are currently writing a book about the psychology of the climate crisis.

CEUs: 12 

Psychologists: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.

Social Workers: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.

Counselors: LGPS will submit an application to become an approved provider for Louisiana licensees.


Friday, April 17
08:00 - 08:30  Sign In & Coffee 
08:30 - 09:45  Lecture & Discussion
09:45 - 10:00  Break 
10:00 - 11:30  Experiential Group 1 
11:30 - 01:00  Lunch 
01:00 - 02:15  Demonstration Group 1 
02:15 – 02:45  Lecture & Discussion
02:45 - 03:00  Break 
03:00 - 04:15  Experiential Group 2 
04:15 - 05:00  Board Meeting 

Saturday, April 18

?08:00 – 08:30  Sign In & Coffee 
08:30 - 09:00  Lecture & Discussion
09:00 - 10:15  Demonstration Group 2 
10:15 - 10:30  Break 
10:30 - 11:45  Experiential Group 3 
11:45 - 01:00  Lunch 
01:00 - 02:15  Demonstration Group 3 
02:15 - 03:00  Lecture & Discussion
03:00 - 03:15  Break 
03:15 - 04:00  Experiential Group 4 
04:00 - 04:30  Discussion & Group as a Whole

 *Schedule subject to change


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