Treating Mind and Spirit as One

PSI in Practice: Full Contact – Gestalt Theory, Sex Therapy, and the Spiritual Dimension

Please join us for our next Free Forum, Full Contact: Gestalt Theory, Sex Therapy, and the Spiritual Dimension, presented by Jack Worthy, MA, MS.

June 4, 2014, 10:30a – 12:00p at
OneSpirit Learning Alliance
247 West 36th Street, 6th Floor
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York City

Program Description

The presentation will introduce the audience to the PLISSIT model of sex therapy (Permission / Limited Information / Specific Suggestions / Intensive Therapy), as well as to the basics of Gestalt psychotherapy. The presentation will illustrate how Gestalt therapy can be used during the introductory phase of the of PLISSIT (Permission) model. Audience members will learn a basic framework for helping patients through common sexual interruptions through this combination of PLISSIT and Gestalt.

The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the spiritual dimensions of human sexuality, and how a Gestalt perspective can help couples heighten the spiritual dimension of their sex lives.

The Presenter

Jack Worthy, MSC, MATS

Jack Worthy

Jack Worthy practices counseling and psychotherapy at PSI’s St. John’s Counseling Center in the West Village. Jack earned a Master of Science in Counseling at Southern Methodist University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Austin Seminary. His graduate work included training in therapeutic parenting as well as sex therapy. Currently, Jack is in the second year of a four year postgraduate clinical fellowship in Gestalt psychotherapy.

All forums are free of charge. To RSVP, please email psi-invite@mindspirit.org or call 212-285-0043.

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Our Wednesday morning forums for mental health professionals, clergy, other clinicians and helping professionals include presentations by members of PSI staff as well as invited guests. They are designed to offer opportunities for engagement in topics and modalities that integrate psychotherapy and spirituality. They are also an opportunity for peer fellowship and networking.

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