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European Association for Gestalt Therapy
THE 7TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE
OF GESTALT THERAPY
will take place in Stockholm (Sweden)
from September 13 to 16, 2001
it is organized by the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia
SE - 111 29 Stockholm, Svezia
fax: +46-8 10 07 29
The Conference fee (440 euros by March 31, 500 euros after April 1st) includes everything except travelling and hotel.
You can find information about accommodation and the city of Stockholm in:
Stockholm's official tourist site: www.stockholmtown.com/pages/271/index.asp
City of Stockholm Information: www.stockholm.se/english/
Swedish Tourism Associated: www.turism.se/eng/forstasidan.htm
Everything about royal Stockholm: www.royalcourt.se/eng/index.htm
European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) was founded in 1985, with the
aim of gathering European individual Gestalt therapists, Training Institutes and
National Associations, of promoting Gestalt therapy in Europe, combining and
exchanging knowledge and resources, fostering a high professional standard for
Gestalt therapy and encouraging research. 200 members (mainly institutional but
also individual) from 20 European Nations are actually part of this community.
most traditional activity of the EAGT has been since the beginning the
organization, every three years, of the European Conference for Gestalt Therapy.
now a pleasure for me to welcome the 7th European Conference,
organized this time by Swedish colleagues of the Gestalt Akademi of Stockholm.
Having participated in all the previous ones, I can say that this Conference
stands out for novelty in the style of organization (which is characterized by
the spirit of a group) and for professionality, both at a scientifical level and
in organizational terms. As President of the EAGT, I like to express gratitude
and appreciation towards our Swedish colleagues (especially Barbro Curman) who
very generously dedicated themselves to the creation of this new Conference.
will now give you some news about the EAGT, in order to contextualize this
Conference, which is already well known all over the world.
EAGT functions through 3 main bodies, which are: the Executive Board (made of 5
members: the President, the Vice-president, the Treasurer, the Secretary, the
Public Relations Officer); the Extended Board (made of all the representatives
of National Associations); the Meeting of Members (which gathers at least every
year). Elections of the president and officers of the Board are held every 3
main documents which regulates the EAGT are: the Statutes; the Training
Standards; the Code of Ethics. Special committees have been working in order to
create or keep up to date these documents.
activities of EAGT are now many. We can divide them into scientifical activities,
and bureaucratic or political activities.
main scientifical activity remains the European Conference of Gestalt Therapy,
which happens every three years and is organized every time by a different
institute or nation. The tradition of the first years was that the Conference
was organized in the country of the president. Since 1998, we have splitted the
duties of the president from the
organization of the Conference, since it had become too much work for the
president to accomplish both the various normal activities and the organization
of a big conference.
the year 2000 other scientifical activities have been added. The Conference of
G.t. Writers, for instance, which gathers a small group of writers, with the aim
of supporting and broadcasting writing in Europe, where often the multitude of
languages are an obstacle to the circulation of developments in theory and
practice. Other suggestions are now coming from members to organize special
meetings on supervision, for instance, or other specific themes; these meetings
are in process of realization. All these activities will also constitute a solid
ground for the traditional 3-yearly Conference.
Nancy Amendt-Lyon, the chair of the Extended
Board, is working to collect the bibliography of Gestalt therapy from every
country and the details of training
programs of Institute members. This work will be the basis for the creation of
archives of European literature and training Institutes.
Finally, a permanent conference (or network) of Gestalt training Institutes leaders is going to be formed, with the aim of creating an exchange of training programs and experiences, and build a common platform in Europe which will help the circulation of students and, eventually, of teachers.
political level, the EAGT is connected with the European Association for
Psychotherapy (EAP). The EAGT is in fact the
“European Wide Awarding Organization” and as such participates in
the award of the European Certificate of Psychotherapist. The EAGT will continue
to seek to support professional standards of its members all over Europe, where
very different social conditions are in act, and will in the near future create
a European Register of Gestalt practitioners.
Finally, a Newsletter,
edited by Lars Berg, is mailed to all EAGT members in
order to let them know the issues discussed in the three bodies of the
Association and let them participate as much actively as possible in it.
ARRIVEDERCI IN STOCKHOLM!
MARGHERITA SPAGNUOLO LOBB
interested in the membership criteria and the standards may obtain details from:
EAGT Secretary: VERONIQUE VERMEIR, 79 Stelen, 2440 Geel, Belgium, fax:
+32-14-580448, e.mail: Veronique.Vermeir@village.uunet.be
EAGT Treasurer: BAS LOKERSE, e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
EAGT Public Relations Officer: DAAN VAN BAALEN, e.mail: email@example.com
EAGT Representative for Eastern Countries: ESTER NEUMANOVA, e.mail:
6TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF GESTALT THERAPY
PALERMO (ITALY), OCTOBER 1-4, 1998
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Barbro Curman make the first cut
in a huge cake with the shape of Sicily island. Barbro Curman will organize
the next European Conference of Gestalt Therapy, in Sweden, in 2001.
°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° A FEW REMARKS AFTER THE 1998 CONFERENCE
A FEW REMARKS AFTER THE 1998 CONFERENCE