Exploring Resources of Cross-Culturalism in Therapeutic Relationships

Date(s) - 16/03/2019
All Day

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Saturday March 16th 2019 Times: 10 – 5

Facilitated by Tania Leigh and Olga Kadysheva


  • Upgrade your knowledge of the latest findings in the field of Cultural Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • Explore the resources of “otherness” in a creative experiential atmosphere
  • Discover your unique potential to enhance effectiveness in cross-cultural therapy encounters

This one-day experiential workshop will be an opportunity to explore the resources of cross-culturalism for expanding the boundaries of personal self-awareness and self-discovery. By two Ukrainian Gestalt therapists with extensive working and life experience in cross-culturalism, you will be introduced to the concept, meaning and existential aspects of ‘cultural womb’ phenomenon and its influence on the self-identification process.

Cost: £80.00 (Early bird £65.00 payable by 31st January 2019)

Payment methods: by cheque, payable to Manchester Gestalt Centre, or through the website www.mgc.org.uk using PayPal.

Refunds will only be given if for any reason we are unable to offer you a place or if the workshop is cancelled.

Also send in a paragraph or two about yourself and your interest in this workshop, plus your contact details and email address.

  • A certificate of attendance will be given out at the end of the day.

Olga Kadysheva: MSc Psychologist and Gestalt Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, author of specialised courses for Gestalt Therapists, member of USPPGA.

Olga is a highly experienced cross-cultural specialist providing therapy and counselling to Russian and Ukrainian-speaking immigrants in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, USA and Israel, as well as to English speaking clients in cross-cultural families. Olga has represented Ukraine on numerous occasions at UNICEF, WHO and IDPs as an expert and founder of an international team of Psychological Crisis Services “HOUSE OF HUMAN”

Dr Tania Leigh: PhD BPS GPTI accr. UKCP reg. Psychologist and Gestalt Psychotherapist.

Tania’s professional interest in cross-cultural issues started long ago when she worked in the field of international maritime health as a research psychophysiologist for seafarers, who work and live aboard a ship in a cross-cultural environment. Her personal life experience – in conjunction with marriage to a British person in 2010 and the accompanying transition from Ukraine to England – have enhanced her ability in cross-culture issues further in her private practice with clients from various cultural backgrounds and those in cross-cultural marriages.