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Seeing and Describing Patterns in Client Systems:

Skills for High-Impact Intervention

Whether you are a consultant, coach, or therapist, developing your ability to see repeated patterns of behavior in a client system is crucial to effective intervention.



This workshop will increase your ability to work with interactive patterns in dyads, couples, teams and families. You will improve your ability to identify those patterns and then to describe them in ways that are useful to your client. These skills are critical to working with pairs and groups and to working with the Cape Cod Model.


Participants will:

  • Learn to distinguish process from content
  • Learn to distinguish data from interpretation
  • Improve your ability to see behavioral patterns in the whole system
  • Develop your ability to describe these patterns non-judgmentally
  • Have an opportunity for extensive practice
  • Receive personalized feedback from faculty

This workshop will benefit consultants, coaches and therapists seeking to enhance their skills in process observation and intervention with client systems. It is designed to stand on its own and to complement all GISC workshops that teach the Cape Cod Model for working with more than one person.

Continuing Education

<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong>Coaches: This program qualifies for 21 core competency continuing education hours.





Dates and Fees:

Seeing and Describing Patterns

in Client Systems:

Skills for high-impact intervention

Dates Not offered in 2018
Fee $1,095
  GISC Members: $1,045
CE Hours 21 ICF
Faculty Jackie Sherman
  Nancy Rutkowski
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Massachusetts, United States


About the faculty...


Nancy and Jackie met in 2002 at the Cape Cod Training Program, and have spent the last 14 years in regular conversation about Gestalt theory and practice, including consulting with and coaching each other.


“We created this course because we realized how important seeing patterns is to working as a Gestalt practitioner, and that it can be challenging to learn to “see” in this way. We bring our combined experience from consulting, coaching, and psychotherapy, working in corporate, non-profit, government, and individual growth situations. We have learned so much from each other and look forward to bringing this to support participants’ learning in this workshop.”


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