Гешталт здружение на Македонија-Контакт
Macedonian Gestalt Association-Kontakt is established in 2003 as an umbrella organization for gestalt training institutes in N.Macedonia providing professional ethics support, coordination of institutes, and promotion of gestalt therapy. Since its accreditation in 2011, it also provides a link with the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (eagt.org). Other activities– education and training in the field of Gestalt Therapy. The main goal of Macedonian Gestalt Association-Kontakt is to allow individuals and groups to raise their awareness in the communication and interaction with other people that are part of their everyday life, as well as to create and develop healthy relationships and contacts with those close to them. Our vision is to invest in people, in communication between people, and in building healthy contacts and relationships through education, training, and counseling. Our mission is: To offer high-quality humanistic and integrative programs through professional counseling and psychotherapy; To support
research in the development of professional knowledge, in the management and development of human resources with professional trainers and mentoring; To offer psychotherapy and counseling services to the general public. Our goals are: To offer personal growth and development education and training of the highest possible quality; To organize basic and advanced-level workshops; To organize debates on everyday life subjects; To offer accessible and effective psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals; To offer family therapy; To give theoretical and practical knowledge in psychotherapy and its types to all students of psychology, pedagogy, social care, politics, medicine, and
other faculties. To offer workshops and training programs for managing and developing human resources to all state institutions and private companies; To offer career coaching and provide socio-psychological support.
From 2013 to 2019, Macedonian Gestalt Association-Kontakt has been involved in the following EU funded projects:
– Taking action for social inclusion of older people 2017-2018 The EU project “Taking action for social inclusion of older people” founded by Macedonian Red Cross together with the Association Humanost, in collaboration with the Institute of Social Affairs and Ministry, implemented by the Macedonian National Organization for Gestalt therapy-Kontakt. The main goal of the project “Active living” was to provide psycho-social support to the older population in coping with everyday challenges related to mental health.
-Psychological first aid 2017-2019 The project PFA-SE is financed by the European Union with the main goal to improve the capacities for giving first psychological help during catastrophes through strengthening the capacities of the volunteers and employees into the humanitarian organizations, implemented by the Red Cross of the Republic of North Macedonia.
-Creating new employment possibilities for women 2017 The EU project “Creating new employment possibilities for women” is with the main goal to educate 40 unemployed women to become Cares of old people. The psycho-social support has been implemented through 640 hours individual sessions in the period of 6 months. The project has been implemented by the Red Cross of the Republic of North Macedonia and NGO Humanost.
-Promoting active inclusion of disadvantaged persons 2016-2017 IPA-Instrument for pre-accession assistance: “Promoting active inclusion of disadvantaged persons excluded from the labor market”. The overall objective of the project is to increase the activation of persons at risk of social exclusion in the labor market. The project has been implemented by Family and Child Care Centre KMOP, Greece, Athens, and Finance Think- Economic Research and Policy Institute, Skopje, Macedonia. – Project Proaktiva 2018 -Project Proaktiva organized by Unikum, Kumanovo for the women that contribute to the economy, co-financed from the Ministry of the economy of the Republic of Macedonia.
-Furthermore, we organized the first conference: Strengthening the capacities of the Gestalt Therapists in CEI (Central European Initiative) region in 2014.
-Macedonian Gestalt Association-Kontakt has been presented to 10+ international conferences and events and we have published one book: Active living-the manual for Gestalt practitioners in working with old people.
Our team: All of the members (60+) of our team are graduated psychologists, social workers, medical doctors, or psychiatrists that are in education for Gestalt therapy or are certified as psychotherapists by the European Association of Gestalt therapy (eagt.org).