We Are The Original Gestalt Therapy Institute, Established
By Fritz And Laura Perls In 1952.
As we were then, so are we now: a teaching/learning community where we explore
ever-evolving Gestalt theory as experienced in and expressed through the practice
of therapy, group work and organizational development. Presentations mine the
history of Gestalt theory and examine the larger intellectual context within
which current theory is developing. Anyone with an interest in Gestalt ideas,
applications and practices is invited to join our community and membership organization.
Our Presentation meetings are open, without charge, to anyone interested in attending and
cover a range of contemporary topics. Please see the full schedule by clicking
In addition to our monthly Presentation Programs, there are three Business meetings through
the year. We also sponsor special events and encourage participation in relevant conferences.
We hope you will join us for any of these which draws your interest. For more information, please contact us.
We welcome you,
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.