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Introduction to the Cape Cod Model of Change

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.


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
<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong>Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 12.67 Core Competency hours and 1.33 Resource Development hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.
Psychotherapists: 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. (2016)


Dates and Fees:

Dates Not offered in 2017
  **Please see Enhancing Your Skills as an Intervener: An Exploration of the Cape Cod Model
  *Participants who complete Introduction to the Cape Cod Model of Change may apply the full tuition to one of our other Cape Cod Model© programs. Inquire for details.
CE Hours 14
Faculty will be drawn from:
  Carol Brockman, LCSW
  Sharona Halpern, LMHC
  Joseph Melnick, PhD
  Spencer Melnick, LCSW
  Nancy Rutowski, LCSW, PCC
  Stuart Simon, LICSW, PCC
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, United States

“I have been intrigued with this organization
for the last couple of years and recently took
a two-day ‘Introduction to the Cape Cod Model’. We had a small group of five learners and a
very wise and experienced facilitator who took us through the syllabus in a masterful way. It was two days of thought-stretching contemp-lation of my consulting and counseling style, and has whet my appetite for taking more courses and learning more about the Cape
Cod Model. It was well worthwhile!”

Jeff Glaze
ERP Center for Excellence Inc.


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