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Advanced Practice of Gestalt OD
This program will present a framework for high-impact consulting/coaching in organizations, exploring critical dilemmas and offering opportunities to practice new skills that will make a significant difference in your professional effectiveness. The focus will be on the GISC approach to organizational consulting and coaching.

The program will be particularly useful to psychotherapists and managers who anticipate or are already moving their careers into organizational practice. It will also be very useful to organizational practitioners who have been trained in other models and who wish to extend the range and depth of their process consultation skills.

In addition to presentation of and practice with the GISC model, time will be devoted to concerns and cases of participants.


Participants will:

  • Learn to define the boundaries of an assignment and to identify
    the client within the system.

  • Learn a new framework for managing change.

  • Gain an enhanced appreciation of how to use oneself as an intervener.

  • Learn when to move from awareness and data gathering into
    implementation and action.

  • Approach one-on-one coaching as an organizational intervention,
    holding a system perspective while focusing on an individual.

  • Receive feedback on select aspects of their presence.


This program is designed for consultants who have been focused on technical expertise and wish to enhance their process consultation skills, or for those interested in new understanding of and practice in GISC's Gestalt approach to OD consulting. It is also particularly suitable for other professionals who are moving their careers into organizational consulting and/or coaching.

ICF has certified this course for 20 core competency hours.

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 20 core competency 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) for all programs we offer. GISC maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.


Dates and Fees:


Contact the GISC office about the next offering of this program

CE Hours 20 - APA, ICF
Faculty Debra Brosan
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Massachusetts, United States


“The opportunity to listen, absorb, and contemplate OD concepts with like-minded people is very valuable.”

Independent Coach
2013 Participant

“I attended the organizational consulting and coaching class and not only did I learn so much from the GISC facilitators, but the shared information among the consultants in the room was priceless and something I was not expecting. I left the GISC facility feeling lighter in terms of how my mind was processing information. Through the experiential exercises with facilitators and peer groups, I felt like I learned more in the few days of work than I have ever picked up from the many books and lectures I have been through. There is a soft, subtle way the facilitators go about making such a huge impact and the trust in the process of the class was amazing. I regularly use the concepts learned as they have become a fundamental piece of my experience in consulting. Bonus: The facility grounds are amazing and promote breathing a little more deeply."

Jennifer James



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