Gestalt Pastoral Care (GPC) is a contemplative, awareness-based form of spiritual care integrated with gestalt therapy.
The Rev. Tilda Norberg, Staten Island, NY, is the founder of GPC from whom Linda received her training. For more information on GPC, go to their website.
Individual or Group Sessions Individual sessions of GPC are available for a suggested donation of $50-80. Linda is open to meeting with groups who would like to explore GPC at a one-time event or for an ongoing period of time. Note that during the COVID-19 pandemic Pathways cannot accommodate groups; individual sessions are available via zoom.
Supervision and Practice Groups For those who have completed a minimum of the GPC Foundational Level training, there are opportunities to connect with others for ongoing professional development and support. Contact Linda if you are interested in meeting with one of these groups.
Evidence-based Study in Process through December 11, 2019 From a Press Release: Gestalt Pastoral Care, a transformative form of ministry created by the Rev. Tilda Norberg, has been awarded a coveted research grant focused on “Grace Examined: Evaluating Gestalt Pastoral Care Spiritually Integrated Strategies for Clinical Effectiveness.” The grant, administered by Brigham Young University, is funded through the Templeton Foundation.
Dr. Scott Richards, BYU Professor of Counseling Psychology, in congratulating the 22 international recipients of this highly competitive award, stated that the study “has the potential impact of laying the empirical groundwork for the era of spiritually integrated psychotherapies.” He compared the potential import to the impact of the groundbreaking work of the eminent Carl Rogers, an American psychologist who founded client-centered therapy.
If you are interested in being part of this study, contact Linda as she is one of the practitioners taking part in the study. It involves taking two surveys before and after a free GPC session.