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.
A Taste of Gestalt Therapy, June 4, 2017
Enhance your clinical skills in a 4-hour introductory experience using a contemporary, relationally-oriented gestalt approach. LEARN MORE
Weekend Training Program, begins October, 2017!
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!
International Training Programs
2 year program 2016/2017
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, 2017-18
Ongoing groups offered by PGI faculty members: Ann Bartelstein, Lynne Jacobs, Friedemann Schulz, and Gary Yontef. DETAILS HERE