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Recorded on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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This webinar offers the opportunity to enhance clinical, theoretical, and culturally sensitive skills to work with Latinos using a Gestalt approach. Participants will be presented with the core elements of the Gestalt theory, including the figure-and-ground element, the experiment, and the polarities (the ways in which Gestalt interprets resistance in the healing process). This webinar will explore the individuals’ beliefs, value systems, and emotional roots that are linked to the substance use disorder. Finally, this webinar will present the humanistic elements adopted by Gestalt, including congruency, positive unconditional regard, empathy, and acceptance as key ingredients to foster the relationship with Latino clients who suffer from a substance use disorder.


Gerardo Wence-Munoz, LCPC, NCSC, NCC, is pursuing his Doctorate degree at the University of Cumberlands. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish. He holds a Master’s degree in school counseling and another in Latin American literature, both from Northeastern Illinois University. Munoz is certified as a national counselor (NCC), national school counselor (NSCC), and LCPC (clinical professional counselor). He has been granted the 2020 National Minority Fellowship (MFP) by the NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors).

Oscar Sida, LCPC, LCADC, CPGC, is a bilingual (Spanish) mental health and addictions counselor from Las Vegas, Nevada. He serves as program director and professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Services at Great Basin College in Nevada. Sida teaches courses in mental health counseling, human services, and assessment and treatment of substance use disorders. For his clinical work, Sida specializes in process addictions and psychological trauma. He has worked extensively with clients suffering from psychological trauma, addictions, and pathological gambling related issues. Sida has been featured in print media, television and film for his expertise and has presented as a speaker for regional, national, and international conferences. Sida has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to illustrate understanding of the Gestalt theory foundational principals.
  • Participants will be able to describe the Gestalt approach to substance use disorders.
  • Participants will be able to utilize the Gestalt approach when collaborating with Latinos who suffer from a substance use disorder.
Content Level

Beginner and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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