Cancelled - Free Gestalt Demonstration

Dear Community:
With regret, the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center has decided to cancel the upcoming March 31 Gestalt Demonstration, due to the deep concern regarding the containment of the Coronavirus. 
We want to do what is in the best interest of safety for our community by erroring on the side of caution; trying to decrease the rapidity in which this virus spreads within group settings.

Be Safe,

Ron, Dori, & Mark 



At a recent workshop, we recorded some of the ways people said they use to avoid contact in the world. They include: Negative self-talk. Taking care of others. Getting busy. Analyzing. Disconnecting. Fearing risk. Judging. Getting angry. Self-censoring. Using humor. Isolating. Intellectualizing. Becoming peacemaker. Prioritizing others. Withdrawing. ARE YOU IN THERE SOMEWHERE?


If you have an intense interest in personal or professional growth, this evening demonstration is an excellent way for you to experience some basic Gestalt awareness concepts. Many have learned these principles to help create positive changes in their lives with family, friends, and themselves. Clinicians, administrators, and consultants in human services, education, health, and organizational development have found Gestalt techniques have enriched and expanded their skills for working with people, groups, and organizations.

Our Center believes that knowledge of how to mend emotional damage should not just be reserved to professionals but must also become disseminated into the general population. It takes healthy people with this know-how to create and maintain productive and harmonious relationships in their families, their community and the world.

These exciting demos will allow you to experience our Center's special blend of Gestalt with a discussion of the Awareness and Contact Cycle and its applicability to clinical practice and daily life.

Dori and Mark will also demonstrate a piece of Gestalt work with a volunteer. Bring along a friend to join us in these exciting demonstrations, and while you're here, take the opportunity to meet our excellent staff and learn about our programs. Register at 610-251-0945 or email us at

DORI MIDDLEMAN, MD, co-leads workshops and training at the Center and is Founder and Director of the Center for a Healthy world, a volunteer-driven psychotherapy and training cooperative. Dori is a board- certified psychiatrist in private practice seeing children, adults and families.

MARK PUTNAM, MD, is Medical Director for the Department of Psychiatry at St. Joseph Medical Center, and for the Berkshire Pavilion Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern PA in Reading, PA. Mark is a board- certified child and adult psychiatrist in private practice seeing children, adolescents, and adults in his practice, Berkshire Psychiatric Associates and Behavioral Health Services.

CEUs: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors  for 2.5 contact hours of continuing education toward licensure renewal. 


March 31
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Center for Families
1225 Montrose Ave,
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Directions upon Confirmation

To Register please email us at
or call the office at