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 Online Weekend Training to participants around the globe, 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 2022 ONLINE 

We are in the process of redesigning our weekend training program. We will continue online this next training year (usually September through March or April). As usual, we will meet on six weekends. At this point, we do not yet know the dates, nor do we know exact parameters. We are considering two full weekend days each of the six meetings.

We recommend that you check back sometime in June for the dates and a full description of the program. Another possibility is to add your name to our email blast list, which will keep you informed as we know more.  

Our program offers six weekend intensives of experiential and didactic training online. Lecture, discussion and actual “hands-on” clinical practice with live supervision are included in each weekend to help integrate theory with practice. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM – READ MORE HERE.

Residential Training Program 2022
February 24-March 4 in Rancho Mirage, California

Participants from all over the world join in our week of exploration, learning and living together. Join us as we explore clinical applications of the evolving relational perspective, and continue to refine the meaning and practice of dialogic contacting. We usually post the details of the program, including pricing and the theme for the conference, sometime in May. Please check back at that time, and/or sign up for our email blast list

Consultation and Study Groups, 2021 – 2022

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