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Webinar: Clinical Hospitality in a Contemporary World

2 October 2024 @ 5:30 pm 8:30 pm

In this seminar we will discuss the attitudinal stance of Clinical hospitality.  The stance of Clinical Hospitality offers a needed antidote amongst the prevailing culture of immediacy, demand for rapid outcomes, influencers and an increasing intolerance and misunderstanding of human suffering in the current zeitgeist of a popularized mental health narrative.  We will consider what constitutes clinical hospitality and how comfortably this attitude sits next to the foundational principles of Gestalt Therapy and theory.

I believe Clinical Hospitality is a relational attitude that creates a fundamental and necessary scaffolding for the therapeutic alliance. Supporting the clinician towards developing an efficacious but pragmatic, ethical and fallible stance in the therapeutic engagement.

Further to the consideration of therapeutic engagement, we will discuss the pernicious impact of reductionism on a relational stance and consider the potential effects of the plethora of shorthand teleological approaches and techniques so prevalent in our psychotherapy culture and how the attitude of clinical hospitality can provide some ballast within this particular context for the therapeutic alliance


GANZ Members: $45. Non-GANZ Members: $95. 

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About your Presenter:

Claire Taubert BBSc, BSc, B.Ed(Counselling) MAPS. GANZ

Claire is the Co-founder and past Managing Director of Gestalt Therapy Australia (GTA). She has been involved in the Australian and International Gestalt community as a student, trainer, therapist, supervisor, mentor and member of the GANZ council for over 30 years. She was originally trained in Melbourne, U.K. and San Diego and has furthered her interests in relational Gestalt with an ongoing training and relationship with the Pacific Gestalt Institute (USA) where she associate faculty.  She is the founder and director of Gestalt Concepts, Melbourne.

Claire has run a psychotherapy and psychology practice in Melbourne and Ballarat for the past 35 years where she works as a relationally orientated psychotherapist and psychologist. Claire also works as a consultant to various community, mental health and medical organisations, facilitating groups and providing clinical supervision, mentoring and support to organisations and health workers. Claire is interested by how early developmental and attachment experience manifests as enduring relational capacity and resource in adulthood. Her interests in the developmental processes extends to the challenge of supervising and mentoring clinician’s with a particular focus on the personal and professional developmental trajectory of this unique journey, and how this informs an understanding and integration of the clinician’s ethical relational sensibility in their work.

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