Free webinar with Rafael Cortina

You are cordially invited to a free webinar with Rafael Cortina.

Webinar topic: A gestalt approach to healing trauma and supporting recovery

Organizer: Lodz Gestalt School

The webinar was recorded: 09.05.2023

The webinar is dedicated to psychologists and psychotherapists. It is conducted in English and translated into Polish.

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Free webinar with Rafael Cortina – event description:

The webinar can serve as an introduction to the June workshop. Allows you to get acquainted with the work of Rafael Cortina. Difficult childhood and life events shape the way individuals perceive themselves and the world, which affects relationships, coping skills or self-esteem. A common and initially effective way to cope with the impact of trauma and adapt to the world is through compulsive behavior. They provide temporary relief and anesthetize emotional and relational pain. The purpose of the webinar is to present the role of the nervous system, the relationship between addiction and trauma, and the application of this knowledge within a gestalt/relational approach to support the healing process.

A few words about Rafael Cortina

Rafael J. Cortina is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California, a master’s degree in addiction therapy, a certified clinical trauma specialist and a certified Gestalt psychotherapist. As a bilingual therapist (English-Spanish), he has worked in Mexico and the United States. He has more than 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. She holds a master’s degree in psychology in counseling and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on marketing. He completed his studies at the National University in San Diego. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at National University and an editor/board member of the International Association of Advancement in Gestalt Therapy. She has extensive experience working with people with mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, grief and loss, dual diagnosis, trauma work, LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS counseling, sleep work, couples therapy and Gestalt-oriented psychotherapy.

He is a former clinical director at ACI Specialty Benefits, a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus, and a lead faculty member at the Humanistic Institute for Gestalt Psychotherapy in Tijuana, Mexico. He has worked at Sharp Mesa Vista Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Program, LGBT Center, San Diego Hospice and Worker at Bayview Behavioral Health Campus. He has also conducted workshops, trainings, lectures, international conferences and supervisions, virtually and in person in Mexico, the United States, Australia, Canada, Africa, Asia and Europe.