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Polarities: Focusing on Well Developed & Less Developed Competencies

Coaching for Growth & Development Using Applied Gestalt Theory

This blended learning program consists of two hours of streaming video didactic, discussion, exercises, and a coaching demo, as well as handouts and homework assignment, plus a one-hour live-online follow-up session with GISC coaching faculty (offered bi-monthly).






This blended learning program (video plus live-online follow-up session) focuses on coaching applications of the Cape Cod Model©, a unique intervention technique which identifies and addresses the Well Developed/Less Developed© skills of an individual that support the individual’s own competencies and ability to move towards change. In addition to facilitating the Well-Developed/Less-Developed© skills in an individual, we explore the use of polarities in reducing resistance to change.


Participants will:

  • Learn to use the competency perspective and structured
    feedback techniques of the Cape Cod Model© as powerful
    coaching tools
  • Have the opportunity to view the didactic and demonstration
    of the process
  • Work on an assignment that will be de-briefed and discussed
    on the group conference call
  • Develop insight and new approaches to current work
    situations and challenging coaching clients
  • Have an opportunity for practice


This blended learning program is designed for people who practice coaching or who are considering the practice of coaching and for those who wish to use these concepts and behaviors.

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Register and select the date you want to do your follow-up session.
  2. Download or stream the video portion of the program and view before your follow-up session (you will receive instructions once you register).
  3. Attend live-online follow-up session with faculty to review concepts, debrief homework, and ask questions.

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 3 core competency hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.


Dates and Fees:

Focusing on Well Developed & Less Developed Competencies

Unlimited streaming video on-demand; plus one-hour live-online follow-up session with GISC coaching faculty


2019 follow-up sessions:

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2:30pm
Wednesday, April 24, 11:30am
Wednesday, July 10, 11:30am
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11:30am



  Purchase all three programs in this series for $645
CE Hours 3 ICF Core Competency
Faculty Stuart Simon, LICSW, PCC
  Mary Anne Walk, MA, MBA, MS, MCC
  Sharona Halpern, LMHC, ACC
  Jackie Sherman, PhD, PCC
Format Blended Learning (video plus live-online follow-up session)
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Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900