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Enhancing Your Skills as an Intervener:
An Introduction to the Cape Cod Model
for Psychotherapists, Coaches, Consultants, and other Professionals


The Cape Cod Model©. is a unique, optimistic, and immediate approach to supporting change in individuals, small groups, and organizations. For decades it has been successfully employed by clinicians, coaches, psychotherapists, and consultants.


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This workshop introduces participants to this radically simple yet powerful intervention model.

Participants are taught to see and articulate the competence of the client system, followed by specific structured feedback interventions in real-time client interactions. By learning to perceive the system and to provide brief, bold, and direct feedback, participants will dramatically increase their ability to create effective interventions necessary to support change and growth.

Faculty of the internationally known Cape Cod Training Program will introduce the key concepts and skills of this highly effective model through presentation of theory, client demonstrations, and practicum exercises.

This orientation to the methodology provides an excellent foundation for the practice-based intensive Cape Cod Training Program.

Participants will:

  • Learn to begin to perceive an individual, a couple or group as a system.
  • Identify and begin to articulate clearly what the system is doing well.
  • Observe and practice the techniques of highly effective in-the-moment feedback.
  • Use themselves authentically to become instruments of influence.
  • Have an opportunity for extensive practice.

This workshop is appropriate for organizational consultants, executive coaches, clinicians, and other advisors. It may also be useful to managers and leaders in their work with individuals and teams.


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.

GISC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychotherapists (APA, CE). GISC maintains responsibility for all programs and their content. (2017)



“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 and Management Consultant



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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2013 Participant





Dates and Fees:

An Introduction to the Cape Cod Model for

Psychotherapists, Coaches, Consultants and Other Professionals

Dates November 9-12, 2017
Begins Thursday, 3pm
Ends Sunday, 12 noon
Fee $895*
  GISC Members: $845
  *Participants who complete Enhancing Your Skills as an Intervener qualify to apply up to a $500 tuition credit to one of our major Cape Cod Model© programs: Cape Cod Training Program or the Competency Development Program for Coach Certification within 12 months. Please inquire!
CE Hours 24
Faculty Joseph Melnick
  Nancy Rutkowski
Location South Wellfleet, MA


Also offered in the UK:

Enhancing your Skills as an Intervener-UK



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