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Introduction to the Cape Cod Model
A Workshop for Psychotherapists, Coaches, Consultants, and other Professionals

This workshop focuses on the radically simple yet powerful approach to working with clients and client systems: The Cape Cod Model©. It is designed as an introduction for those unfamiliar with the model, but can also be useful as further learning for those who have previous experience using this method of intervening.


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Throughout the workshop, we will focus on heightening your self-awareness and on the power your presence brings to your interventions with the client system. You will be taught to perceive the client system as a whole, regardless of its size, and to give structured feedback interventions in real-time client interactions. Participants also will be taught to see and articulate the competence of the client system—a critical element of the Cape Cod Model©.


For those unfamiliar with The Cape Cod Model©, there will be opportunity to practice new learning in a safe environment; participants already familiar with the model will benefit by sharpening their skills and deepening their understanding of the theory and principles that support it.


By learning to perceive the system as a whole and to provide brief bold, and direct feedback, all participants will increase their ability to create effective interventions necessary to support change and growth.


This introduction to the methods for high impact intervention provides an excellent foundation for the practice-based intensive Cape Cod Training Program.


Participants will:

  • Raise their awareness of their own presence and its impact on their interventions.
  • Begin to perceive an individual, a couple or a group as a whole system.
  • Develop an ability to see and appreciate what the client system is doing well.
  • Be introduced or re-introduced to some of the major principles informing the CCM© i.e. optimism and the paradoxical theory of change.
  • Have an opportunity for practice in a safe environment.



This workshop is appropriate for organizational consultants, executive coaches, clinicians, and other social service professionals.


Continuing Education

Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 24 core competency continuing coaching education hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.

Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

LMHC: 21 credits, MaMHCA authorization 19-0001

NASW: 20, NASW Authorization Number: D 80319-1




“As a result of this training, I leave Cape Cod inspired and refreshed as a professional, and personally renewed.”

Licensed Clinical Social Worker





Dates and Fees:


to the Cape Cod Model

(Formerly, Enhancing Your Intervention Skills)

Dates October 3-6, 2019
Begins Thursday, 3pm
Ends Sunday, 12 noon

Faculty Drawn From:

Carol Brockmon, LCSW

Sharona Halpern, LMHC, ACC

Joseph Melnick, PhD

Spencer Melnick, LCSW

Nancy Rutkowski, PhD, LCSW

Stuart Simon, LICSW, MCC

Fee $895*
  GISC Members: $845
  *$650 for Mental Health Counselors & Psychotherapists
CE Hours

LMHC: 21 credits, MaMHCA authorization 19-0001


NASW credits: 20

NASW Authorization Number: D 80319-1

ICF CCE: 24 Core Competency Credits
Location GISC, Wellfleet, MA


Dedicated scholarship help may be available for mental health counselors and psychotherapists. Please contact the GISC office.


“Working with the smart rhythms of Sharona and Stuart, everyone quickly got to real work. Even when we weren't working, work was getting done.”
Karen Hinchliffe
Executive Coach & Management Consultant


Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900