10 days of the very best in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry in the San Francisco Bay Area
Since 1997 Stefan Geyerhofer has organized 7 Study Trips to the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. In small groups (15 - 22 participants) psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychology students had a chance to visit outstanding academic and clinical programs at Stanford University - Department of Psychology, Stanford University Children’s Hospital, the Psychology Department at University of California Berkeley, the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, the VA Psychiatric Hospital in Menlo Park, the Children’s Health Council, the Bay Area Family Therapy and Training Center in Cupertino and others.
Participants of the study tour met with outstanding people in the field of psychology and psychotherapy such as Philip Zimbardo, Ian Gotlib, James Gross, Albert Bandura at Stanford University, Christina Maslach, Richard Ivry, Sheldon Zedeck, Philip and Carolyn Cowan at UC Berkeley, Hans Steiner, Anne Shapman and James Lock at the Stanford Children’s Clinic, Paul Watzlawick, Wendel Ray, Barbara Anger-Diaz, John Neal, Jim Sparks and others at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto.
At the psychiatric hospital in Menlo Park participants joined live therapy sessions and were able to discuss the treatment approaches with staff and patients. At the Bay Area Family Therapy and Training Center we participated in Training sessions for Family Therapy.
All seven times this exceptional learning experience was surrounded by the unique scenery of the San Francisco Bay Area — with the Pacific Ocean, the small town of Boulder Creek, the Bord Walk in Santa Cruz, the giant Redwood trees, the long beaches and green hills along highway 1, the campuses of UC Berkeley and Stanford University - and the City of San Francisco!
If you have any questions about the Study Tour to California or if you are interested in participating in the next Study Tour, please contact Stefan Geyerhofer by e-mail.
Watch here for a few impressions of the study tour: