We are the original Gestalt therapy institute, established by Fritz and Laura Perls in 1952. As we were then, so are we now a membership organization which is a teaching/learning community where we explore ever-evolving Gestalt therapy theory as experiencable in and expressed through practice. Anyone with an interest in Gestalt therapy is welcome to attend our meetings and programs.
Our meetings usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30PM, though this year there will be three weekend meetings. Please see the full schedule by clicking "SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS" to your left.
In addition to monthly meetings, we are planning several special events this year. We hope you will join us for any of these which draws your interest. For more information, please contact us.
We welcome you.
A new documentary by Christof Weber and Wolf Lindner, At the Boundary - Laura Perls and Gestalt Therapy, is now available on DVD.
Download a pdf of the cover here, and download the order form here.
Goodman (b. 1911) was one of the founders of Gestalt therapy
and, along with Fritz Perls and Ralph Hefferline, was one of
the author's of its foundational text, Gestalt Therapy,
Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality.
Paul was an orignial member of the NYIGT and
remained active until his death in 1972. We are proud to continue
to stress the important contributions to Gestalt therapy made
by this social critic, philosopher, psychotherapist, writer,
poet, playright, teacher, —and friend.
coming months, this section will feature current members of
our teaching/learning community.
|Gathering at SoundHealth Studio, September 2007
Presenter: Carl Hodges
Toward a 'Global' Field: Cosmopolitans and Locals,
Intermediaries and Bridges, Wholes and Parts, Processes and Events
20 West 20th Street, Suite 803,
New York, NY 10011
Using our experiences at the 2012 AAGT Conference in Mexico as part of an emerging
map of the whole we call Earth, how do we re-create and engage ourselves to become more
"citizens of the earth": more diverse, more(and less) different, and more contactful.
Or do we want to?
Part of the disposition of Cosmopolitanism is welcoming, graciousness, hospitality,
and acceptance of differences in our meeting.
What are the wholes we are part of, what are the processes, what are the events we
can support to emerge --through the quality of our "meeting", our contacting?
Presenter: Sean Gaffney
Field Attunement with Groups: Following and Supporting rather than Leading
151 West 26th St, 5th Floor,
New York, NY 10011.
Irish by birth, culture and conviction, Seán Gaffney is a Gestalt therapist, OD practitioner,
trainer, supervisor and author. Resident of Sweden since 1975, he is a full member of NYIGT; a
professional member and Program Director of Gestalt International Study Centre, faculty at Gestalt
Academy of Scandinavia; and visiting faculty at Illawarra Gestalt Centre, Australia; Nordic Gestalt
Institute, Denmark; Norwegian Gestalt Institute, Oslo; East European Gestalt Institute, Saint
Petersburg, Russian Federation; Belfast Gestalt Centre, Ireland.