Gestalt Therapist Job Description

The gestalt viewpoint is based on Otto Rank’s idea that the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

According to this viewpoint, people perceive things as a whole, not as separate parts.

For example, if you draw the parts of an apple together, you perceive the apple as a whole.

If you draw the cut parts of the apple separately, you don’t perceive the apple as a whole.

Gestalt therapists believe that this viewpoint applies not only to the world and the physical world, but also to our world of thoughts.

The mind perceives information as a whole, not as a collection of separate thoughts.

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September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a certified Gestalt therapist to join our team and help our clients achieve their goals. The ideal candidate will have experience working with clients of all ages and will be able to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can explore their emotions and experiences.

Gestalt Therapist Duties:

  • Identify and effectively treat psychological disorders, using a variety of therapeutic methods
  • Evaluate the motives and needs of patients, and then create individualized treatment plans
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with the patient
  • Assisting in the patient’s recovery process
  • Establish confidentiality and transparency between therapist and patient
  • Provide positive reinforcement to patients
  • Work with the patient on coping skills and self-help techniques
  • Treating individuals or groups
  • Designing treatment plans
  • Overseeing treatment plans
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Setting treatment plans

Gestalt Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Master’s degree in Gestalt Therapy from an accredited training institution
  • Experience working in a Gestalt Therapy setting
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working with individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Client-centered approach with

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Assist a wide range of clients by assessing and treating their emotional, social, and interpersonal problems
  • Maintain records and report progress to appropriate personnel
  • Serve as liaison between clients and supervisors regarding treatment plans, progress, and outcomes
  • Work closely with other staff to evaluate social and psychological effects of trauma and mental illness
  • Participate in clinical and supervision meetings
  • Perform administrative duties, such as scheduling appointments and billing

"Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do and we are committed to building a team that reflects this. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals."

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