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April 1, 2017


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Karen Humphrey, Long-time Fellow of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, Passes Away

Karen Humphrey, 75, of Saugerties, N.Y., passed away suddenly in New York City on March 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Karen Lee Kullgren in Akron, Ohio, and moved to New York to attend Columbia University as an English major in the late 50's. Karen worked in New York City as a psychotherapist for over 40 years. She was a Fellow of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy and a founding member and supervisor for Identity House, the first Lesbian and Gay community peer counseling mental health center. Karen worked diligently for the Civil Rights and Women's Rights Movements throughout the 60's and ?O's and remained an activist for human rights throughout her life. Karen was also active in theater projects, was an avid reader and committed to participation in community life. She loved nature and animals (and they loved her). Karen married the painter Ralph Humphrey in 1962 and they had a daughter, Beth Humphrey. Karen and Ralph divorced and remained great friends until Ralph's passing in 1990. Karen met her life partner, Stephanie Glickman in 1987 and became a second mother to her children. Karen is survived by many loving friends and neighbors; a sister, Nancy Kullgren; Stephanie Glickman, and her children Otto Glickman and Karla Wamsley (Jeff Wamsley) son Roman; Beth Humphrey, son-in-law Guy Reed; two granddaughters she delighted in, Isabel Reed and Sadie Reed; and her faithful dog, Timone. Her Funeral Service will be held privately with the interment in the Rosendale Cemetery.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at 

An intimate memorial by Karen's close friend Lee Zevy appears on the web site of  the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.

Growth & Renewal in Community
A Gestalt Therapy Retreat & Training


Peter Cole, LCSW, Eva Gold, Psy. D, Daisy Reese, LCSW, Steve Zahm, Ph. D.
~In Beautiful Mendocino County, CA~
August 9-13 2017

Limited to 24 participants - early application recommended!
Retreat- To create a space for participants to recharge and rejuvenate in a beautiful location with good food, in a community of others who are also seeking renewal and connection.

Training - For those who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of Gestalt therapy, this experience will be especially rich. The faculty all have many years of experience as Gestalt therapists and trainers. In addition to maintaining private practices, they have written about Gestalt therapy theory and practice, have presented and trained nationally and internationally, and have taught for many years at institutions including Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Stanford University, the UC Davis School of Medicine and The Wright Institute.

This retreat/training is open to mental health professionals and others who have done extensive psychological growth work.  Psychotherapists from all theoretical orientations interested in learning more about Gestalt therapy are welcome.


Eva Gold and Steve Zahm are Co-Directors of Gestalt Therapy Training Center--Northwest in Portland OR, and Senior Faculty for the Buddhist Psychology and Contemporary Gestalt Therapy:  Bringing Mindfulness to Psychotherapy Practice program. In addition to practicing and teaching Gestalt therapy for decades, they have also studied Buddhist psychology and practiced Vipassana/Insight meditation for many years. Their recently completed book is Buddhist Psychology & Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Psychotherapy Practice for the 21st Century and they will bring this perspective to the training. 

Peter Cole and Daisy Reese are Co-Directors of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy in Berkeley, CA. They train psychotherapists internationally.  In addition to practicing and teaching Gestalt therapy, they specialize in Gestalt group therapy and are graduates of the Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry's Group Therapy training program. They will bring an emphasis on group process to the training retreat. They have two current writing projects:  A new edition of their 1998 book on the business aspects of psychotherapy private practice, and a book on Gestalt group therapy.
Retreat faculty will lead morning process groups. Two tracks will be offered in the afternoon:  1) A didactic and skill building track, including experiential, and 2) A personal growth track. Evening activities will include the whole community.
The Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (SICGT) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Continuing Education for Psychologists, CA MFTs and LCSWs 12 hours.  SICGT is an approved continuing provider (PCE 349) by the CA BBSE; SICGT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists
We look forward to having you join us!
Dates:  Wednesday evening, August 9 through Sunday morning, August 13 2017
Cost:  $1450 for double room.  $1650 for single occupancy; Includes Room & Board.  $250 non-refundable deposit holds your space, balance due on June 1, 2017
Price reductions for dorm style accommodations
For further information and an application please contact
Daisy Reese  (916) 444-1786

LED BY JON BLEND MA Dip Child. APRIL 3-7 2017
Venue: The Gestalt Centre, London NW1 0PT,UK

This expressive arts -based workshop caters for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, play therapists, social workers and other professionals working directly with children in a therapeutic /pastoral capacity. It may also interest those seeking to explore their own relationship with creativity and play.

The course draws inspiration from eminent Gestalt therapist Violet Oaklander’s pioneering arts approach to child and adolescent therapy. This puts the relationship between child and therapist at the heart of the therapeutic process.

Participants will discover how to incorporate drama work, drawing, sand tray, clay, haiku, music- making, therapeutic games, structured exercises and other activities into a therapeutic dialogue.

By the end of the course members will be able to:

• Incorporate arts approaches into a Gestalt experiential framework
• Become conversant with exploring image, metaphor and play
• Understand how the relational self emerges and develops uniquely in childhood
• Engage children in an exploration of troublesome thoughts and feelings. 
 There is an option to work towards an additional Certificate in Reflective Practice.

The course includes an evening visit to the Candid Cafe, Angel, Islington on April 5th. There the group will participate in a dedicated rehearsal with Playback South Theatre Company before joining the audience for a public performance themed around childhood.

For further details/ booking contact Jon:

Training Programme 2017-19

1. Starting September 2017


For the second time running, our 18-month programme “Working at one remove” - using a Gestalt framework in supervision. This programme addresses the needs of all those who wish to develop their supervision competence whether clinical, organisational, coaching, etc. This field-theoretical approach is taught by very experienced supervisors and trainers. Learning will be experiential.

Year One: 10 tutor-led workshops
Year Two: 6 x 3-hour sessions of supervision practice in small groups, 2 assessment practice tutorials and 1 one and a half-day assessment workshop.

Prepares for BACP and IACP Supervisor accreditation.

2. Starting September 2018


A 2-year part-time post-qualifying course, open to anyone working relationally - not exclusively psychotherapists and counsellors, e.g. teaching, social work, etc.

This will also be the course's second run. The current training started September 2016, and we are very excited by this journey trainers and trainees have embarked on. For a flavour of the course, see our Facebook page (Gestalt Centre Belfast).

The programme is for those who wish to extend their professional skills by learning about and applying a Gestalt framework (theory, methodology and practice) to their working context. The learning is experiential through group participation.

Year One focuses on working with individuals.
Year Two focuses on working with groups.

GCB Faculty: Dr Seán Gaffney, Bríd Keenan, Joëlle Gartner and Marie Quiery

Indicate interest or ask for further information from

For full details of these two programmes, incl. dates, costs and application packs, contact See also ‘Gestalt Centre Belfast’ page on Facebook and

ICELAND RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP, presented by Cathy Gray and Carol Swanson, June 4 - 12, 2017.

The Courage to be Real:  Transforming Relationship,  Awaken your creativity to move beyond habitual patterns and addictions;  Find strength and grounding in your vulnerability;  Heighten your awareness of the unspoken messages in relationships and increase your intuition;  Become more embodied in your daily life and practice. 

The workshop is grounded in Gestalt therapy theory, in present centered awareness, and embodied practice.  Set in the beauty and wonder of Iceland we will come together to learn and experiment with new ways of being in connection and relationship.

Fee:  $1300. Deposit of $800. will hold your space.  Cost includes meals, housing and the workshop.  Transportation not included. 

Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
Sunday, May 7 To Friday, May 12, 2017
26 CE credits (AASECT, APA, MFT, and LCSW)
This 5-day Full-Spectrum Gestalt training for therapists is primarily experiential with participants process work the route to professional expertise. Experiential work is followed by group discussion. Methods for exploring and enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy include a body-based reframing of relational and sexual issues, review of neurobiological data that support somatic awareness,  present-centered embodied Gestalt processing, and breath work to facilitate felt-sense perceptiveness, stress-regulation, and pleasure-enhancement.

Register early to be assured of your first choice of accommodations.

For more information, learning objectives, and to register, see:

Presented by Stella Resnick, PhD and Alan Kishbaugh
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21 2017
26 CE credits: Health professionals attending will gain skills relevant to clinical practice and earn 26 CEs (AASECT, APA, MFT, LCSW).

This 5-day couples' workshop progresses from partnered exercises and group discussion to partners' face-to-face Gestalt process work that emphasizes body-based awareness, enhancing communication, resolving past unfinished business, and building skills that deepen intimacy and expand loving pleasures. We explore three levels of intimacy:
* Emotional intimacy: presence; breath awareness; self-attunement; connection. 
* Physical intimacy: affection, interactive attunement; embodied empathy.
* Sexual intimacy: relaxed-excitement; broadening the range of erotic pleasures.

For more info, please visit:
Or call: (310) 855-7565

Stella Resnick, PhD
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 205-B
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 855-7565

Contact and Relationship in a Field Perspective
Lecture and Workshop by Peter Philippson
In a lecture Fritz Perls gave in 1957, he said 'So what is this "self"? Now the "self" cannot be understood other than through the field, just like day cannot be understood other than by contrast with night. If there were eternal day, eternal lightness, not only would you not have the concept of a "day", you would not even have the awareness of a "day" because there is nothing to be aware of, there is no differentiation. So, the "self" is to be found in the contrast with the otherness. There is a boundary between the self and the other, and this boundary is the essence of psychology.'  Classical Gestalt Therapy is based on this insight: the client and the therapist discover each other and themselves in their contact.  Will we find ourselves in a familiar way, or find a way to discover something new and lively?  This workshop will look at ways to work at the boundary where self and other co-create, through theory presentation, discussion and experience.
Faculty: Peter Philippson, M.Sc. (Gestalt Psychotherapy) is a UKCP Registered Gestalt psychotherapist and trainer, a Teaching and Supervising Member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute UK, a founder member of Manchester Gestalt Centre, Full Member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, Senior Trainer for GITA (Slovenia), advisory board member, Center for Somatic Studies and a guest trainer for many training programmes internationally.  He is Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy.  Peter is the author of Self in Relation, pub. Gestalt Journal Press, The Emergent Self pub. Karnac/UKCP and Gestalt Therapy: Roots and Branches pub. Karnac, and many other chapters and articles.  He is a teacher and student of traditional Aikido.
Date: 3. – 5. November 2017
Time: Friday, 7pm – 9pm, Saturday, 10am – 6pm, Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm;
Venue: InKontakt Gestaltinstitut Berlin, Gleimstraße 37, 10437 Berlin
Costs: 250,- €
Organsation and Contact: Gabriele Blankertz,,

GTIP Co-Founding Directors Mary Lou Schack, Ph.D.; David Henrich, LCSW and the faculty of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia invite you to join them for an Introductory workshop on the theory and practice of Gestalt Therapy.

Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017

Gestalt Therapy is a relational and experiential psychotherapy that promotes growth in the client by expanding the client's awareness, nurturing the client's innate creativity, developing the client's resilience, and supporting the client's authentic wants and needs. It is a humanistic approach that supports the client in his or her own cultural identity while recognizing consequences, conflicts, and possibilities of being authentic in the broader culture.

Gestalt Therapy encourages first person dialogue between client and therapist that is focused on the client's clarity of experience and the person's ability to be in the 'here and now' with confidence and openness. These experiences often include mind/body connections, novel experiences, and a growing sense of self while filling in our personal stories we all have within us, all of which are included in the recent neuroscience recommendations to help clients change.

¥    Witness and discuss Gestalt Therapy sessions with workshop leaders and volunteers.
¥    Observe the Gestalt Therapy theory in practice and discuss the interventions that enable change to happen.
¥    View different styles used by Gestalt therapists while observing a client experiencing their own growth, and discuss and adapt those styles to your own professional work.
¥    Learn how to integrate your affective, sensory, cognitive, interpersonal, and behavioral awareness into powerful and effective therapeutic interactions with your clients.
¥    Obtain a taste of what occurs in our Three-Year Training Program.

The next class begins in September 2017.

610-668-5177 or email:


-advanced clinician’s training programme in the Polish language-

FACILITATORS: Piotr Mierkowski i Ewa Canert-Laka
DATES: April 22-23, 2017; June 3-4, 2017; August 12-13, 2017; October 14-15, 2017; December 2-3, 2017; January 27-28, 2018

“The therapist needs his conception in order to keep his bearings, to know in what direction to look. It is the acquired habit that is the background for this art as in any other art. But the problem is the same as in any art: how to use this abstraction (and therefore fixation) so as not to lose the present actuality and especially the ongoingness of the actuality? And how - a special problem that therapy shares with pedagogy and politics – not to impose a standard rather than help develop the potentialities of the other?” Perls, Hefferline, Goodman (1951).

The programme of six weekend workshops spread over 10 months and aimed at psychotherapists, counsellors, counselling psychologists, group facilitators and coaches of all theoretical persuasion.

The workshops will consist of shared reading, dialogue and chewing of the basic assumptions made in "Gestalt Therapy" (PHG) - a seminal work that holds the primary theory of Gestalt therapy and is yet to be published in Poland. The idea is to bring this important text to the attention of Polish clinicians whilst at the same time provoking them to adapting it to their individual needs and the unique situation in which they practice.

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FACILITATORS: Piotr Mierkowski i Ewa Canert-Laka
DATES: July 1-2, 2017

This supervision weekend group led by two experienced Polish Gestalt psychotherapists offers an experiential enquiry into working creatively and is open to psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, and advanced year's psychotherapy students of all theoretical persuasion.

"Competence is not a condition that once achieved is always there, like accreditation. Neither, it has to do with lists of competences that measure minimum requirements expected to be met by people in certain roles. Competence is about how we make moment-to-moment choices in our work. It is individual and contextual." (G. Hughes, 2014)

Our primary goal will be to throw some light on the therapeutic situation, including the relationship between the client and therapist. The secondary purpose will be to enhance the therapists’ skills by the means of increased support, teaching and use of Gestalt experiments in a safe and confidential setting. Above all, this workshop is an opportunity of dialogue between colleagues of the supervision group, each of whom has a different life experience and perspective on the therapeutic situation.

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PROWADZENIE: Piotr Mierkowski i Ewa Canert-Laka
DATY: kwiecien 22-23, 2017; czerwiec 3-4, 2017; sierpien 12-13, 2017; pazdziernik 14-15, 2017; grudzien 2-3, 2017; styczen 27-28, 2018
MIEJSCE: LODZ (POLAND), ul.Piotrkowska 56, siedziba Stowarzyszenia "Topografie" (w samym centrum)

Cykl zaawansowanego szkolenia obejmujacy szesc 2-dniowych spotkan seminaryjno-warsztatowych dla psychoterapeutow, ktorzy chca poszerzac swoja wiedze na temat Terapii Gestalt. Program szkolenia oparty zostal na ksiazce "Gestalt Therapy Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality", autorstwa F. Perlsa, R. Hefferline’a i P. Goodmana - a przede wszystkim na jej drugim tomie "Nowosc, Pobudzenie, i Rozwoj", jaki do dzisiejszego dnia stanowi teoretyczna podstawe podejscia Gestalt do psychoterapii.

Ze wzgledu na odkrywczosc i ponadczasowy humanistyczny przekaz ksiazki, znanej w srodowisku gestaltystow jako „PHG” - od pierwszych liter nazwisk jej autorów, duza czesc szkolenia zostanie poswiecona dokladnemu studiowaniu jej zawartosci,  linijka po linijce, wlacznie z krytyczna dyskusja przekazów w niej zawartych.

Oprocz wspolnego „przezuwania” zrodlowego tekstu, roczny program obejmuje prace terapeutyczna, demonstracje i superwizje przypadkow oraz filmy, ktore pozwola na lepsze poznanie poczatkow terapii Gestalt i jej tworcow. Podstawowa metoda bedzie praca w grupie oparta o wspólne poszukiwanie rozumienia, nadawanie indywidualnego znaczenia, odnajdywanie siebie i swoich zasobow bycia psychoterapeuta we wspolczesnej sytuacji w Polsce.

Szczegolowe informacje znajduja sie na stronie:

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PROWADZENIE: Piotr Mierkowski i Ewa Canert-Laka
DATA: lipiec 1-2, 2017

Uczestnictwo w grupie jest otwarte dla terapeutow niezaleznie od podejscia teoretycznego zainteresowanych poszerzeniem wiedzy i umiejetnosci oraz poszukujacy dodatkowego profesjonalnego wsparcia w pracy klinicznej. Poziom klinicznego doswiadczenia jest mniej istotny niz ciekawosc dokonywania wspolnych odkryc dotyczacych procesu psychoterapii.

"Bycie kompetentnym terapeuta nie jest stanem, ktory osiaga sie raz na zawsze tak, jak jest to w przypadku certyfikacji. Podobnie nie ma to nic wspolnego z lista kompetencji, ktore okreslaja minimalne wymagania jakie maja byc przez niego spelnione. Bycie kompetentnym odnosi sie do zdolnosci dokonywania wyborow – w kazdej chwili naszej pracy. Zalezy to od jednostki i od kontekstu." (G. Hughes, 2014)

Grupa superwizyjna moze stanowic uzupelnienie regularnej superwizji klinicznej i jest przede wszystkim okazja do rozwoju wiedzy i praktyki psychoterapeutycznej w nurcie terapii gestalt. Podstawa naszego warsztatu bedzie analiza przypadku, dialog i eksperymentowanie w grupie. Struktura i program warsztatu do uzgodnienia zaleznie od aktualnych potrzeb jej uczestnikow.

Szczegolowe informacje znajduja sie na stronie:

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- A space and time for yourself and an update on new clinical issues -
Siracusa (Italy) - July 26-30, 2017

One of the most important (and forgotten) issues for psychotherapists is to take care of oneself and to give oneself time and space to breathe, concentrate, to be able to accept the support of someone else.

This Summer retreat and training will offer you the possibility to work on yourself, while being updated on contemporary Gestalt therapy theory and to reflect on the application of Gestalt therapy principles to today's clinical problems and - of course - to have good Italian food, swim in the Ionian Sea, and visit many historical (Greek and Roman) sites.

The program is led by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher, international trainer, Director of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Siracusa, Palermo and Milan). She has founded the Istituto di Gestalt in 1979 and it was the first School of Gestalt therapy training in Italy.
She and the trainers at her institute have made a significant contribution to the development of this psychotherapeutic method internationally, in terms of ongoing dialog with the demands of the society in which we live.

The Institute is recognized by the Italian Minister for Universities and by the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT). It is running Gestalt Therapy courses in Siracusa, Palermo and Milan.
For more information visit

Margherita is also president of the Italian Federation of Gestalt Therapy Schools (FISIG), past-president of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT), and of the Italian Federation of all Psychotherapy Methods (FIAP), founder and honorary president of the Italian Association of Gestalt Psychotherapists (SIPG), full member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (NYIGT).
In her clinical work, she has hermeneutical applied Gestalt therapy principles to develop a relational, phenomenological and aesthetic approach. Recently she has been developing the integrative experience of suffering of the between (a new field view on psychopathology) and development. Her book - The Now for Next in Psychotherapy. Gestalt Therapy recounted in Post Modern Society - is available in English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Romanian.
By means of clinical cases, the author leads the reader on her path of understanding of the Gestalt approach, which is focused on the desire for contact that animates relational unease and on the process that reveals its “music”.
The book is available on

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Participants introduction
Being a psychotherapist in contemporary society: current clinical practice in different cultures

Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Personal work
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Theory update: development of society and contemporary clinical issues.
Work in small groups

Friday, July 28, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Personal work.
Theory update: bodily and emotional desensitization in a globalized world
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free time

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Personal work. Theory update: fear of death and the need for rootedness in Gestalt therapy clinical practice
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Work in small groups. Personal work

Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Personal work. Our own personality and id-functioning today.
Good bye


The seminar will take place at the seaside in Siracuse. It will be possible to swim during breaks and after 6pm everyday. Friday afternoon is free time, when it will be possible to visit nearby historical places like Siracuse, Ortigia and Noto.
A list of B&Bs and hotels will be provided to participants.

700 Euro (board and lodging excluded).
550 Euro for the first five colleagues from Eastern European Countries (board and lodging excluded).

Gestalt psychotherapists. Maximum 20 people.


Through the site
A CV is required.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants

MOVING TOWARDS THE EDGE • An advanced International Intensive in Gestalt Therapy
with Ruella FRANK,  Jean-Marie ROBINE, Michael Vincent MILLER
Bilbao - Spain  •  2018, July - 23-29

This six-day program, a collaboration among Michael Vincent Miller, Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine, three international trainers and theorists, is intended for experienced practitioners as well as trainers of Gestalt therapy. The emphasis is on expanding possibilities and exploring new horizons in our work. Foundational concepts of Gestalt therapy, such as contacting, contact-boundary, theory of self, etc., will be scrutinized and given new shape.  Some of our concerns to be taken up:  The phenomenology of movement in early development and therapy; anxiety, depression, and trauma from a temporal point of view; the central place of form in the aesthetics of health and pathology; reflexivity--the moving I and the feeling Me--in the theory of self.

Each half-day, one of the presenters will open the topic and the other two join in to contribute to a further illumination of the theme, and arrive at an integration of our various perspectives. There also will be ample time for experiments, small group discussion, and therapy demonstrations to ground this new material in participants’ experience.

Complete Information available in June 2017
Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie • • +335 57 58 29 70


Support and Expression: Relational Gestalt Practice with Children
DATE/TIME: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 1:00pm - Sat, Apr 8, 2017 5:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 12.25 contact hours

In this workshop we will explore ways to work with children by supporting them to fully express  what they hold in their bodies, keep as secrets, or act out in play with friends or in the family. This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals.  Others are welcome.

216-421-0468 or visit

The Heroine's Journey: A Quest for Balance and Wholeness
FACULTY: Lalei E. Gutierrez, PhD, LMFT, CPC, BCC, BCPP, Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC
DATES/TIMES: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 9:00am - Sat, Apr 22, 2017 6:00pm

Integrating Gestalt methodology with ritual, ceremony, meditation movement, sound and energy processes, we will reconnect with the feminine wisdom to redefine our journey as one of greater purpose and wholeness.
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Living Well with Pain: A Relational Gestalt Perspective
FACULTY: Gail Feinstein, LCSW
DATES/TIMES: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 7:00pm 
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 1:00pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 10.75 contact hours

As practitioners, we will learn how to work with our clients' pain, as well as to embrace our own pain.  We will explore skills and practices we can use and integrate into our daily lives.
This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals.  Others are welcome.

216-421-0468 or visit

Leadership for a Culture of Radical Engagement      
FACULTY: Dorothy Cashore, Daniel Goldstein, MSW, LCSW, John Verbos
DATES/TIMES: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 1:00pm 
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9:00pm

We do actually need those benefits. As with all biological systems, within-species diversity ensures adaptiveness to a variety of threats, and therefore builds the species’ resilience. But also the more interdependent that species becomes with other species in the ecology, the more opportunity to learn and to discover the possibilities for development and mutation. In short, the more diversity living beings discover in their environments, the more diversity (and therefore creative adaptiveness) they discover within themselves. And the same holds true for the human species.

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GESTALT MINDFULNESS: A MEDITATION MOVEMENT PRACTICE FOR OUR DAILY LIFE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
FACULTY: Phillip R. Belzunce, Phd,  ND, LMFT, CPC, BCC, BCPP, Lalei Gutierrez, PhD, LMFT, CPC, BCC, BCPP, Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD, BCC
DATES: April 22, 2017-May 27, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 3 Contact hours (per session)/15 Total

During this 5 week series, you will learn to incorporate a Gestalt mindfulness practice in movement as a Gestalt self-as-instrument set of skills for embodied presence. Mindfulness and Neuroscience research shows how a mindfulness practice of embodied presence to the self and others helps us to deal with complex interpersonal relationships in our ever-changing and uncertain world.  We will learn how to apply the integration of a mindfulness practice that supports both a therapeutic and a coaching presence.  We integrate Gestalt methodology with Chi Kung, Yoga, Energy Medicine, Sound (chant) and Breath in a mindfulness movement meditation practice.

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Leadership for a Culture of Radical Engagement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
DATES: April  21-22, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times

This 2-day Introduction to Relational Public Narrative training gives participants a brief look at a storytelling model that innovates on "public narrative" practice rooted in a long social movement tradition and supports the participant in crafting a values-driven, strength-based story of personal leadership, that can then be linked to a larger story of community values. Inspired by the Gestalt tradition of human development, learn to offer statements of attunement, empathy and resonance as strategies to deepen bonds and strengthen bridges.

216-421-0468 or visit

Radical Inclusion: Conversations that Affirm Diversity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
FACULTY: Mark Fairfield, LCSW, BCD
DATES: April  23-25, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 18 contact hours

The history of empires is marked by conquest. Any peoples encountered were either wiped out or "absorbed" into an empire’s homogenizing superculture. Most of the world is now the product of BOTH an original culture AND a superculture. The moment our hybrid histories were born, we faced the requirement of forgetting where we came from. Many chose to assimilate…perhaps only partially, but often so absolutely that all those ancestral stories disappeared. And those who resisted—to protect/ sustain the rich culture of their peoples—became tightly bonded to those who shared their identities, which made it difficult to forge enduring bridges to other cultural groups.

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Enriching Contact with Ourselves and Others Through “THE GIRL” (Gestalt Inventory of Resistance Loadings): Relational Uses of Self-Awareness Inventories                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FACULTY: Ansel Woldt, Ed.D, LP, LPCC-S, Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D., PCC, NCC
DATES: Saturday, May 12, 2017
TIMES: Visit our website for full schedule dates and times
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE): 6.5 Instructional hours

This workshop will engage participants in using their scores from completing the self-administered personality inventory entitled  "The GIRL" (Gestalt Inventory of Resistance Loadings), which provides valid and reliable assessment of the 7 primary styles of resistance embedded in Gestalt therapy theory.  They are: Confluence, Desensitization, Introjection, Projection, Retroflection, Deflection and Egotism. Participants are expected to complete the Qualtrics GIRL Survey online prior to the workshop, which takes about 25-30 minutes.  The workshop will include a brief summary of the research methodology used to develop the inventory and GIRL-based research projects. There will be experiential activities, working dialogically in a Gestalt therapeutic manner with personal and interpersonal data as participants share information learned from their GIRL profiles. The workshop will culminate in discussion of ways the GIRL might be used educationally, clinically and in future research.

216-421-0468 or visit

- Two Year International Training Program 2018-2019 -

Scientific Director: Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Dr.Psychol.Psychoth.
Trainers: Jean Marie Robine, Jan Roubal, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Miriam Taylor

In Gestalt therapy supervision is a fundamental process and a necessary support for clinical practice.

It’s a way of better understanding clinical cases, of critical reflection on the therapeutic situation and relationship, of orientation about the therapeutic process, of increase of awareness about the fields between the therapist and the client and between the supervisor and the supervisee, of receiving support from belonging to the professional community in order to offer the best practice to the clients.

This training program provides a theoretical and experiential education which aims to develop the skills of a Gestalt supervisor.

Each seminar develops a theoretical framework and a method to supervise psychotherapists from Gestalt therapy perspective, it will also provide ipervisions (supervision of supervision).

The Gestalt group setting of this training will allow all participants to contribute their creativity and expertise, supporting  critical reflection at both a theoretical and practical level.

The support and presence of colleagues from many parts of the world and the beauty of Italy will provide the best environment to nourish one’s own skill as a Gestalt supervisor.


FIRST SEMINAR - Siracusa (Italy), June 20-24, 2018
M. Spagnuolo Lobb
The experience of the client and the resonance of the therapist: for a field perspective on supervision

SECOND SEMINAR - Milano (Italy), November 21-25,2018
M. Spagnuolo Lobb and J.M. Robine
The experience at the contact boundary between therapist and client and between therapist and supervisor

THIRD SEMINAR - Milano (Italy), May 15-19,2019
M. Spagnuolo Lobb and M. Taylor
Supervising traumatic situations, risk of re-traumatizing and support to resilience

FOURTH SEMINAR - Siracusa (Italy), October 30-November 3, 2019
M. Spagnuolo Lobb and J.Roubal
Case Formulation and Experiment in Supervision

See full description of seminar contents in

Four seminars of 30 hours each (120 hours in total), starting on Wednesday at 3 pm and ending on Sunday at 1,30 pm, with the following format:
Wednesday from 3,00 pm to 7,00 pm;
Thursday until Saturday from 9,30 am to 6,00 pm;
Sunday from 9,00 am to 1,30 pm.


Siracusa (first and fourth seminar)
Milano (second and third seminar)

800 Euro per seminar (board and lodging excluded)

Gestalt psychotherapists who have at least 5 years of clinical experience after graduation. Maximum 20 people.

Information on different categories of accommodation in the area where the training will take place (the historical center of Milano and Siracusa) will be provided.

The diploma of Gestalt Supervisor is awarded to those who attend the full programme and who meet the evaluation criteria (according to the competences described in
The training program is in accordance with the EAGT training standards for supervisors.


Through the site
Registration commits participants to attend and pay for the four seminars.
A CV is required.

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Our Experience of Being: A Gestalt Perspective
By Brian O'Neill
This book brings together the authors work in training Gestalt therapists and experience as a Gestalt therapist and trainer across 37 years into a profoundly simple dialogue with the reader about our awareness and experience of reality. It offers numerous experiments used by the author in training Gestalt therapists and currently with his clients in his practice in Australia. This is a book particularly useful for students and the general public yet offers the depth of the work from the original text of Perls, Hefferline and Goodman.

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In this book, Elinor Greenberg demystifies the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. She offers clear and practical advice on how to differentiate and treat clients who have Borderline, Narcissistic, or Schizoid characteristics. The book begins with an overview of the topic of personality disorders, reframes these disorders as adaptations, and then explains the treatment interventions that work best for each type of adaptation. Later chapters describe how to do specific interventions that deal with commonly encountered treatment issues.  Each type of intervention is explained in detail, ample clinical examples are given, as is how and when to utilize the method in the client's treatment. Both beginning therapists and experienced clinicians alike will find this book a useful resource that will expand their understanding and effectiveness with this often challenging group of clients.

Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D., CGP, is a psychologist and an internationally renowned Gestalt therapy trainer who specializes in teaching the diagnosis and treatment of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid clients.

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The Las Meninas Suite: Reflections in Poetry on a Painting, Two Painters and a Dog
Authored by Sean Gaffney
Las Meninas talks back : Gaffney invites the reader  to go with him inside this enigmatic and mysterious painting  as his "Reflections" record the murmurs and whisperings  of each of the  protagonists. This is a unique way of experiencing  an  artwork from inside out. It might just  beg a visit to Madrid to see Las Meninas  for yourself.
This book was created, designed and produced by Gestalt therapist and poet Seán Gaffney: The Nine Reflections ; Gestalt Practitioner and artist, Iréne Grönwall: The Cover Painting; Gestalt therapist and artist, Perry Gunther: The Foreword Gestalt therapist and artist, Lars Berg:

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Il corso è rivolto a psicoterapeuti praticanti, specializzati in qualsiasi indirizzo e ha l’obiettivo di formare psicoterapeuti della famiglia e della coppia secondo il modello gestalt-sistemico, ideato da Sandra Salomão e Ana Cristina Felisberto e integrato con il lavoro psicoterapeutico praticato da Alexander Lommatzsch, Caterina Terzi e Anna Rita Ravenna.
Il corso fornisce strumenti teorici, tecnici ed esperienziali che permettono al singolo psicoterapeuta di sviluppare il suo personalissimo e individuale modo di "essere un terapeuta della famiglia e di coppia."
Proponiamo una metodologia innovativa sia per il lavoro di psicoterapia con le famiglie e le coppie che nella formazione degli psicoterapeuti della famiglia e della coppia.


Durante il processo formativo, della durata di due anni, verrà proposto un percorso esperienziale tra professionale e personale che permette di vivere e sperimentare in prima persona tutte le tecniche di psicoterapia,  drammatizzazione, sedia calda, espressione creativa, pratica supervisionata ecc., che sono impiegate nella terapia familiare e della coppia.
Nella formazione secondo il modello gestalt-sistemico è previsto che gli allievi facciano esperienza diretta di terapia familiare e della coppia con famiglie o coppie invitate e sperimentare durante i lavori la cosiddetta “equipe riflessiva”.
Inoltre è previsto lo studio, l’approfondimento e la discussione di testi, lezioni teoriche, presentazione di casi e video di sedute con le famiglie.

Il corso si svolge in lingua italiana.


Il corso ha una durata di due anni, per complessive 248 ore di formazione, e si svolge in weekend e in unità formative di quattro giorni consecutivi.

N.2 Weekend di introduzione e selezione (12 ore ciascuno)
N.7 Moduli da 4 giorni consecutivi (32 ore ciascuno)


N.2 Weekend di introduzione e selezione:

13 – 14 / 05 / 2017
10 – 11 / 06 / 2017

N.7 Moduli da 4 giorni consecutivi

05 - 08 / 07 / 2017
29 / 11 - 02 /12 / 2017
14 - 17 / 02 / 2018
11 - 14 / 07 / 2018
10 - 13 / 10 / 2018
27 / 02 - 02 / 03 / 2019
10 - 13 / 07 / 2019


Sono previsti due weekend propedeutici di introduzione alla formazione e di selezione dei partecipanti. In questo modo, sia i partecipanti che gli organizzatori del corso possono conoscersi e valutare insieme se il percorso formativo è adatto alle specifiche esigenze di entrambi.
Possono partecipare psicoterapeuti praticanti, specializzati in qualsiasi indirizzo.
I due weekend propedeutici sono parte del monte ore complessivo del corso.


€  200,00 + IVA        N.2 Weekend di introduzione e selezione
€ 1950,00 + IVA        N.7 Moduli formativi di quattro giorni




+39 0832 323862        lun. – ven. 9.30 – 13.00
+39 320 4787720


L’ISTITUTO GESTAL DI PUGLIA, è una Scuola di Specializzazione quadriennale in Psicoterapia per laureati in medicina e in psicologia. (D.M. 16.06.2003 pubblicato sulla G.U. n.149 del 30.06.2003), e offre, oltre ai Corso di formazione in Psicoterapia della Gestalt,:
Servizio Clinico di psicoterapia individuale, di coppia, di gruppo e della famiglia;
Programma di Riabilitazione dalle Dipendenze;
Supervisione per equipe socio-sanitarie;
Scuola di Mediazione Familiare riconosciuta AIMEF;
Scuola Internazionale Post-Qualifica di Terapia Familiare e della Coppia;

Il CENTRO DE GESTALT TERAPIA DE SANDRA SALOMÃO - Rio De Janeiro Brasil, registrato nel Consiglio di Psicologia come una persona giuridica ai sensi della CRP/PJ 0385 e offre dal 1988, offre:
Corsi di specializzazione in psicoterapia della Gestalt;
Corsi di specializzazione in psicoterapia della Gestalt – Sistemica;
Centro clinico per la psicoterapia individuale, di gruppo, di coppia e di famiglia;
Orientamenti ed indirizzamento su temi esistenziali;
Seminari e conferenze con ospiti internazionali;
Ha sviluppato il concetto di ambiente terapeutico, praticato a tutti i livelli nell'istituto;
Ha sviluppato un progetto di ricerca e studio sistematico nella supervisione di psicoterapisti in formazione;
Ha sviluppato programmi di formazione professionale innovativi, basati su un processo della supervisione e sullo sviluppo emotivo nel corso della terapia di formazione;
Terapia di formazione – una modalità ideata specificamente per allievi dei corsi di spezializzacione in psicoterapia della Gestalt;

Sandra Salomão  
Ana Cristina Felisberto
Alexander Lommatzsch
Caterina Terzi  
Anna Rita Ravenna

New York, NY

UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH CONCUSSION / Naaz Hosseini, MA, LP / Saturday, April 8 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are more aware of concussions today, yet there is little understanding of the needs and experience of those individuals with concussion, whether ourselves, our relatives, or our children.  Using a Gestalt approach, this workshop will help you understand: 1) what concussion is; 2) how concussion is experienced; 3) how to work with concussion; 4) how to balance your interventions so that post-concussion symptoms are eased, not aggravated; and 5) where to refer clients for basic, appropriate concussion care.  This is both a didactic and experiential workshop.  Exercises will guide understanding concussion and how to work with it.  $65 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 3)

AUTHENTICITY & EMPOWERMENT: A WOMAN’S WAY / Gail Feinstein, LCSW / Saturday, April 15 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Women are ready to step into their power, live intentionally and lead from their own values, voices and visions. With discussion and engaged inquiry, we investigate how our cultural inheritance has influenced and shaped our beliefs and feelings about what is female, beautiful and correct. We create group generated experiments to heighten awareness of the projections and introjections of how a woman “should be”, act and look. Using a relational Gestalt approach, breath and sensory work, qi gong, movement and more, we explore how our experiences of “dimming down”, staying hidden and trapped live in our bodies and how we disconnect and loathe them. Through co-creative, collaborative process, we re-define what is beautiful, admired and respected about being a woman, bring courage and value to our aging process, reclaim the power and sacredness of menstruating and menopausing, transform hating our bodies to loving them and shame into creative possibility and empowerment. We will attend to how womanhood is relevant to our work as clinicians, what women have to offer the wider community and influence of the feminine on the greater field. $125 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 6)

SHAME, DESIRE & COMPASSION / Hiro Yasuda, LCSW-R, CGP / Saturday, May 20 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Despite the fact that we all recognize the experience of shame, we feel ashamed for feeling shame. A few of us are courageous enough to share our experience of shame with others. As for the rest of us, we hide. In cultures where feeling shame is considered shameful, how do we as therapists work with clients who struggle with this universal, yet often stigmatized human experience? This didactic-experiential workshop will help you gain theoretical and cross-cultural understandings of the origins, forms, and functions of shame through the lenses of Gestalt theory, sociology, and neuroscience. $120 (Continuing Education Hours for LMSW's, LCSW's and Licensed Psychoanalysts: 5)

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training at 37 E 28th St, Suite 408, New York, NY 10016 - Phone: 212-387-9429 - Email:


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APRIL 2017
22-Creating an Art Journal for Therapy Sessions.
29 & 30 -Master class in Working with Children in Therapy Sessions.

MAY 2017
6 & 7-The Gestalt approach to DREAM WORK.
12,13 & 14 - ART CAMP for Therapists, Psychologists, Artists.
20 & 21 - Master Class in GESTALT THERAPY for professionals.
27 & 28 - The power of the MANDALAS in therapy Sessions.

JUNE 2017
3 & 4 -Introduction to Working with Children in Therapy Sessions.
June 22nd to 27th, 2017 -  ART CAMP IN SPAIN. 6 Amazing days! In English language!
An awesome Gestalt Art therapy experience in Valencia- Spain!

JULY 2017
Art camp in Oro - Denmark

We have also Gestalt Art Therapy training in the Spanish language
You can see here the permanent link:



Junio 23, 24 y 25, 2017
Desarrollado en idioma Español & English


Supervision ONLINE en Español

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Men leadership training
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"WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE...Coping with childhood in the 21st century"

It hints at the gap between the grown-ups, Parents, family, care-takers and educators and the children around them. It refers to perception of rolls,authority, resuorces, expectation and hopes - in light of social- cultural-political and financial changes.

1. For Parents


- Children in their family
- Understanding the developmental need of your child (a GT perspective)
- Making your family a nurturing environment
- Children´s role in the family
- Authority and democracy are not polarities
- Siblings relationships
- Crisis in the family and your child: (Illness, separation, death, re-location, economical difficulties, etc.):

What does the child understand?
What and how to share?
When to turn to professional help?

May 12, 13 and 14, 2017

Three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
From: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Ph.D Nurtih Levi  is a Gestalt therapist, psychotherapist, family therapist and marriage counselor and a qualified supervisor in these modalities.

LANGUAGE: English (simultaneous interpretation spanish)
LOCATION: Granada, Spain. Centro Defábula. Calle Torre do los Hidalgos 2,
building 2. 2-B, 18008. Granada


If you are interested please book your place at,, or you can also call us to the centre, 958 137 995.


"CUANDO TENÍA TU EDAD...Hacer frente a la infancia en el S.XXI"

Hace referencia a la brecha entre los adultos, los padres, la familia, los cuidadores y los educadores y los niños alrededor de ellos. Se refiere a la percepción del rol, la autoridad, los recursos, las expectativas y las
esperanzas - a la luz de los cambios socioculturales, políticos y financieros- .

1. Para padres


- Niños en la familia
- Comprender las necesidades de desarrollo de su hijo (una perspectiva gestáltica)
- Hacer de su familia un ambiente nutritivo
- El papel de los niños en la familia
- La autoridad y la democracia no son polaridades.
- Relaciones de hermanos
- Crisis en la familia y en su hijo (enfermedad, separación, muertes, reubicación, dificultades económicas, etc.):

¿Qué entiende el niño?
¿Qué y cómo compartir?
¿Cuándo recurrir a la ayuda profesional?

12, 13 y 14 de mayo 2017

Tres días, viernes, sábado y domingo
De 10:00hrs a 19:00hrs (con un descanso para la comida)

La Dr. Nurith Levi es terapeuta Gestalt, psicoterapeuta, terapeuta de familia y consejera matrimonial, y una supervisora cualificada en estas modalidades.
IDIOMA: Inglés (con traducción simultánea al castellano).
LOCALIZACIÓN: Granada, España. Centro Defábula. Calle Torre do los Hidalgos
2, Bloque 2. 2-B, 18008. Granada
Si estás interesado, puedes reservar tu plaza en,, o puedes ponerte en contacto con nosotros llamando al  958 137 995.



Relational Change promotes a relational approach in all walks of life. Together with our Gestalt associates and affiliated centres in the UK and Europe, we aim to deliver value to people, groups and communities in the
areas of organisational development, community building, coaching and psychotherapy.  See our full range of training opportunities and events here:  


Led by Marie-Anne Chidiac, Sally Denham-Vaughan and Frans Meulmeester, this unique five-day residential was created to bring together senior organisational practitioners and leaders who are committed to exploring the
relationship between their professional practice and their personal process that supports the work. This will be a deep dive into aspects of awareness practice, exploring the ethics and values that motivate and call us on:
equity, dialogue, sensitivity to context and co-emergence. While attendance is highly recommended for students and graduates of Relational Organisational Gestalt training, previous knowledge of organisational Gestalt theory is not a prerequisite. More important is a willingness to inquire into your own awareness experience and support others to do the same.

Date: June 7th - 11th | Venue: Malvern, UK
Contact: Sally Taylor


This course is suitable for psychotherapists, counsellors and organisational practitioners wishing to be accredited to supervise others and is based upon our new matrix model of a relational approach to supervision and supervisory
practice. Diploma track also available.

Date: Starts Autumn 2017 | Venue: London
Contact: Sally Taylor

Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles
The 2016-2017 Salon Series

“The Art of Awareness: Art Therapy in the Context of a Relational Gestalt Approach”
Led by Michele Conklin Montrone, LMFT
Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:00-4:30 PM

This salon will explore the ways in which the utilization of an art-making process can support exploration and awareness for both the client and therapist.  A mindful awareness will be encouraged as the possibilities of how, when and why to use a creative process is experimented with and investigated.  No art making experience or skills are necessary to participate.

MICHELE CONKLIN MONTRONE, LMFT is in private practice in Los Angeles, where she works with individuals and couples utilizing a relational Gestalt approach, EMDR and Art Therapy.  She has trained at the Pacific Gestalt Institute, is a board member of GTILA and a group supervisor at the Southern California Counseling Center.

“Addiction, Recovery and Gestalt Therapy”
Led by Armin Baier, LCSW
Sunday, May 21, 2017 3:00-4:30 PM

The use and abuse of alcohol, drugs and other behaviors (gambling, eating, sex) are issues that show up for us and for our clients in every therapy practice setting.  Each of us brings personal experience and therapy training to the encounter with these behaviors when they become problematic, and yet at times we may feel uncertain about what will best support our client’s efforts.  Please come and participate in a candid dialogue about relational Gestalt therapy and other approaches to addressing addiction and recovery.  
ARMIN BAIER, LCSW, is a certified Gestalt therapist on the core faculty of the Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles. His experience working in the field of addiction treatment over 28 years includes both clinical direction of an outpatient treatment program and psychotherapy private practice. He has co-authored writings in peer-reviewed journal and textbook publications on addiction treatment.

All Salons are free - $5 for CEU processing

Salons take place at Southern California Counseling Center, 5615 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Please RSVP to

Unfolding Self as process

We are honored to have Dan Bloom visiting Sweden. He will give two days of co-creation lecture on the theme of the theory with its roots from Perls Hefferline and Goodman

Dan Bloom JD, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He studied with Laura Perls, Isadore From, Richard Kitzler, and Patrick Kelley. He is past president and fellow of New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges and is an associate editor of the Gestalt Review. He co-edited the books Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now and The New York Institute for Gestalt in the 21st Century. Dan is adjunct faculty of The Gestalt Associates of New York, The Gestalt Center of New York, the Center for Somatic Studies, guest trainer, Istituto Di Gestalt HCC, Syracuse, Italy. He also independently trains and supervises Gestalt therapists. Dan’s writings have been widely published. He can be reached through his website,  or at

We will be able to look deeper in the core concept of contact and the relational aspect and meaning of relational. Dan Bloom has done a work about relational function as one of the function of self as process.

Date 14-15th of May
Place: Metanova Götgatan 11 Stockholm
Price: 4.000 SEK excl. tax 5.000 SEK incl tax
Registrate and questions:
Minimum of participants are 15
Last day for registration 10th of April
Registration is binding

Ia Mårtensson Astvik
Leg. Psykoterapeut
Dipl. Gestaltterapeut
Centret för Relationell Gestaltpsykoterapi
Bastugatan 2
118 20 Stockholm
+46 704057354

Transformational Chairwork – Upcoming International Trainings - 2017
New York City
April 21, 2017 - Inner Conflict, Grief, and Difficult Relationships

For more information and to register, please go to:

May 19, 2017 - The Advanced Dialogues
For more information and to register, please go to:

June 2, 2017 - Addictions, Trauma, and Self-Hatred
For more information and to register, please go to:

Oslo, Norway
June 8 & 9, 2017 - Transformational Chairwork - A Two-Day Training

This training will focus on such issues as: Resolving Inner Conflict; Healing from Grief and Loss; Working with Addictions; Overcoming Trauma and Interpersonal Mistreatment; and Developing Compassion-Centered Dialogues.

For more information and to register, please go to:

Lima, Peru
June 24 & 25, 2017 - Transformational Chairwork - A Two-Day Training

This training will focus on such issues as: Resolving Inner Conflict; Healing from Grief and Loss; Working with Addictions; Overcoming Trauma and Interpersonal Mistreatment; and Developing Compassion-Centered Dialogues.

For more information and to register, please go to:

For more information about Transformational Chairwork, please go to:  or contact Scott Kellogg, PhD at

Post-graduate School in Gestalt Psychotherapy
(Ragusa, Rome, Venice)

is pleased to present


"Trauma and Body in Psychotherapy: the clinical treatments".

The seminar will introduce the Gestalt Therapy and Sensorimotor psychotherapy's models of intervention. Our special guest for the occasion will be KEKUNI MINTON, Ph.D., co-author (with Pat Ogden, Ph.D. and Claire Pain Ph.D.) of "Trauma and the body. A sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy".

The event is intended for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Doctors and Students in Specialized Training.

Saturday, 9:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am-1:30pm


Location and transportation: Hotel del Quirinale Via Nazionale, 7 Rome [METRO A Repubblica], Italy.
The fee [VAT included] for attending is:
• 210,00 €
• 120,00 € for students of Psychotherapy and students graduating in Medicine and Psychology.


Gestalt  Therapy Kairòs
Rivista di Psicoterapia
Journal of Psychotherapy

Via Virgilio, 10
97100 Ragusa - Italia
tel:   +39 0932 682109
FAX: +39 0932 682227

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Playing: possibility, transformation and the unexpected
Kirsteen Greenholm

‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ Plato

The capacity to move into play is central to the practice of creative experiment in Gestalt psychotherapy, and implicit in the flowing creativity of the Gestalt approach.... yet many therapists experience fear, shame, anxiety, frozenness, a sense of limitation and/or a desire for more range when moving towards experiments or playfulness.

In this mainly experiential workshop we will build a supportive environment for exploring and extending our abilities to play. This will include exploring our relational and developmental histories around play, working/playing with a wide range of creative approaches and materials, and developing supports for yielding and mobilising into playfulness with adult clients.

You are welcome whatever your capacity to play.

This workshop will benefit trainee and qualified psychotherapists from any modality.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, UK
Date: 26th - 27th August 2017
Time: 9.30-5
Cost: £235, including a non-refundable deposit of £100

Diploma in supervision of counselling and psychotherapy
Graham Colbourne

This is a twelve-day course for experienced counsellors/therapists from all modalities, run over six weekends. Graham will teach a creative and practical Gestalt-integrative-based model, covering theory, themes and issues relating to supervision. This will include skills practice and preparation for accreditation as a supervisor. The course provides a pathway for accredited counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to develop their supervision practice.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, UK
Dates: 10th - 12th November 2017, 2nd - 4th February 2018, 20th-22nd April 2018, 8th-10th June 2018
Cost: £1,500 including a non-refundable deposit of £250

Voice, Power and Presence
Susan Gregory

A two day workshop with Susan Gregory. Susan is a Gestalt therapist in New York City and was formerly a principal artist with the New York City Opera. She will bring her depth understanding of voice in this experiential two day workshop

Susan Gregory is a Gestalt therapist and supervisor in New York City and was formerly a principal artist with the New York City Opera. Susan will be using her depth of understanding of voice in her teaching on this workshop which is open to trainee and qualified psychotherapists from any modality.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute
Dates: 21st - 22nd October 2017
Cost: £295

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