Weekend Training Program

Relational Gestalt Therapy – Integration of Theory & Practice


Learning Goals

Each year, the program offers six weekend intensives of experiential and didactic training, Beginning and advanced groups are available. Trainees are assigned to training groups with people of varying backgrounds and experience, with each group limited in size to approximately twelve participants. Lecture, discussion and actual “hands-on” clinical practice with live supervision are included in each weekend to help integrate theory with practice. This is a multiyear program, but trainees enroll for one year at a time. Those who continue through to the advanced level may be eligible for the certification process as a gestalt therapist.

Program Highlights

Learn the theory of relational gestalt therapy which is taught systematically
and interwoven into the experiential part of the program.

  • Observe demonstrations by faculty
  • Function as a therapist under direct supervision of faculty in a supportive and accepting milieu
  • Integrate practice and theoretical principles
  • Learn and work with your “growing edge”
  • Develop your own style of therapy

Our purpose is to support trainees to develop skills and competence in gestalt therapy theory and practice. We strive to integrate relational gestalt therapy principles with the unique personal style of each participant and facilitate the building of a supportive learning community. We also strongly recommend that our trainees enter their own gestalt therapy.

A list of qualified gestalt therapists practicing in your area is available upon request.

Dates Times
 October 5 & 6 2019 Saturdays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
 November 2 & 3 2019 Sundays: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
 December 7 & 8 2019
 January 25 & 26 2020
 Feb 29 & March 1 2020
 May 2 & 3 2020


Sequoyah School
535 S. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

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Tuition is $1,750 per training year.*

The deposit is fully refundable during the application process. If you withdraw after acceptance into the program, then a $75 administrative fee applies. Any cancellation notice must be received 30 days in advance of the program starting date. There are no refunds after that date or for missed weekends during the training year.


*NEW SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: Partial, need-based scholarships in the amount of $100 – $250 per applicant are available.  In order to encourage a diverse student population we’re also offering two additional need-based scholarships to people of color, each awarding $875, which pays 50% of the Weekend Program tuition.  For more information about the Weekend Training Program and the availability of partial scholarships please contact Michelle Seely by phone: (818) 863-6560, or email

Continuing Education for Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs:  60 hours

Pacific Gestalt Institute (PGI) Provider  #PCE 369
PGI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PGI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes APA approved CE providers for MFT’s and LCSW’s.