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 parts of our programs.
Weekend Training Program, begins October 1, 2016!
Each year, this program offers six weekend intensives of experiential and didactic training. Lecture, discussion and actual “hands-on” clinical practice with live supervision are included in each weekend to help integrate theory with practice. READ ALL ABOUT IT!
A Taste of Gestalt Therapy, January 29, 2017
Enhance your clinical skills in a 4-hour introductory experience using a contemporary, relationally-oriented gestalt approach. LEARN MORE
International Training Programs
2 year program beginning April 2016
with PGI Faculty
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Participants from all over the world join in our week of exploration, learning and living together in the lovely foothills of Santa Barbara, where we explore clinical applications of the evolving relational perspective, and continue to refine the meaning and practice of dialogic contacting. MORE INFO
Consultation and Study Groups, 2016-17
Ongoing groups offered by PGI faculty members: Ann Bartelstein, Lynne Jacobs, Friedemann Schulz, Jan Ruckert, and Gary Yontef. DETAILS HERE