About PGI

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.

Our Programs

PGI offers ongoing Weekend Trainings in Los Angeles, a yearly Residential Training program in Santa Barbara, Study and Consultation Groups, and a variety of Workshops, all of which feature our focus on the therapeutic relationship in the therapy process.

Contact Us

Pacific Gestalt Institute
1800 Fairburn Ave, Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90025
For general inquires please CLICK HERE or visit the PGI faculty page to contact specific faculty.


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. 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.

Upcoming Events

A Taste of Gestalt Therapy, January 28, 2018

Enhance your clinical skills in a 4-hour introductory experience using a contemporary, relationally-oriented gestalt approach. LEARN MORE

Weekend Training Program

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 MORE HERE

International Training Programs

Mexico City, February 8 – 11, 2018
The Phenomenal Field and the Experience of Self
with Friedemann Schulz
Instituto Humanista de Psicoterapia Gestalt
FOR INFORMATION: gestalthumanista.com

Residential Training Program,
Lake Arrowhead, California
March 15-23, 2018

Participants from all over the world join in our week of exploration, learning and living together on the north shore of beautiful Lake Arrowhead, 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, 2017-18

Ongoing groups offered by PGI faculty members:  Ann Bartelstein, Lynne Jacobs, Friedemann Schulz, and Gary Yontef.  DETAILS HERE