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, Study and Consultation Groups, and a variety of Workshops, all of which feature our focus on the therapeutic relationship in the therapy process. LEARN MORE

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

Weekend Training Program
Begins October 5 & 6, 2019

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. NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM – READ MORE HERE.

A Taste of Gestalt Therapy, January 12, 2020

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

Residential Training Program
March 19 – 27, 2020

Participants from all over the world join in our week of exploration, learning and living together in Scottsdale, Arizona, surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Join us as we explore clinical applications of the evolving relational perspective, and continue to refine the meaning and practice of dialogic contacting. MORE INFO

International Trainings

Friedemann Schulz, Mexico City
IHPG May 14 – 17, 2020
Lecture, May 14th, 2020:  Relational Gestalt Therapy: Antecedents and Implications
Three-Day Workshop, May 15-17th, 2020:  Buber’s Dialogic Method and “The Between”

Consultation and Study Groups, 2019-20

Ongoing groups offered by PGI faculty members:  Christine Campbell, and Friedemann Schulz. DETAILS HERE