Welcome to the
Pacific Gestalt Institute
PGI offers post-graduate, advanced clinical
training to licensed psychotherapists, registered interns, or graduate students enrolled
in a program that leads to licensed psychotherapy practice. Organizational consultants
are also welcome. PGI does not offer accredited degrees or official credentials.
PGI does offer a certification in competence in gestalt therapy.
Our objective is to provide systematic training in contemporary relational gestalt therapy
theory and practice through experiential and didactic learning modules. Instruction is
offered by a faculty of certified gestalt therapists with considerable experience in
training, teaching and supervising beginning and advanced level therapists.
Our particular approach to gestalt therapy continues to evolve, with more and
more gestalt therapists from around the world contributing their own insights. Our training
focuses on contemporary relational perspectives in gestalt therapy. We emphasize training in
working with the nuances of emotional process, therapist-patient interaction, enduring relational themes,
process of psychotherapy, and the use of experiments in a relational therapy. Relational gestalt
therapy theory is taught systematically and is interwoven into the experiential part
of the program.
Pacific Gestalt Institute (PGI) is approved for continuing education hours by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #: PCE 369) for LMFTs and LCSWs.
PGI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing
education for psychologists. PGI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.