The Istituto di Gestalt H.C.C..

Gestalt  Therapy  International  Network


2nd International Summer Program for Advanced Studies and Training

San Miguel Allende, Mexico - 24-30 July 2002




Michael Vincent MILLER


Jean-Marie ROBINE




“ Contact and Therapeutic Relationship, 

a Field Perspective ”


Gestalt therapy has by now become a worldwide phenomenon.  People from a broad variety of cultures and divergent perspectives have expanded the possibilities for both theory and practice of Gestalt therapy.


     In response, a group of leading Gestalt therapists from around the world has formed a new international network.  We are now announcing the first of our summer programs.  The program offers a unique opportunity for advanced training in Gestalt therapy. 


     The faculty consists of well-known, highly experienced trainers and writers who have contributed to the furthering of Gestalt therapy theory.  We come from six countries in Europe, North and Latin America.  Among our purposes:  (1) To help establish and strengthen a common ground for Gestalt-therapy, consistent with the legacy of our founders, while embracing a range of contemporary developments and innovative methodologies.  (2) To help Gestalt therapists increase their theoretical and clinical sophistication.


     The program is designed primarily for established Gestalt therapists throughout the world who already work as teachers, supervisors, or practitioners.  As space permits there may be openings for those with less experience and training in Gestalt therapy, depending on their overall qualifications.  The program will provide opportunities to experiment with and reflect on different approaches to Gestalt therapy theory and practice while learning them from those who have played an important part in developing them. 


     The workshop format will invite intellectual and experiential dialogue. It will aim to encourage interaction around differences.  There will be meetings and activities involving the whole learning and teaching community, as well as small group work (theory, experiential work, consultation, and supervised practice).  There may also be an opportunity for participants to present or share their own work if they so desire.


     We intend to present this program every year from now on during the second half of July in different parts of the world.




     Some communities may come with their own interpreter. Thus, a Mexican group plan to come with a Spanish > < English translator. Let us know your plans.



     The summer program will be limited to 80 students with 8 staff.

We expect demand to be high, and encourage you to book early.


     Some scholarships may be available (Send a letter in support of your application).


     The Institute welcomes students regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality, political or religious affiliation.  We ask that students be equally accepting of difference.


Training formats

     - Theoretical seminars with faculty members.

     - Meetings of the whole community.

     - Small groups. (Theory and experiential)

     - Consultation, practice with supervision


     Contributions from participants :

Some trainees will have the option of presenting their own work -related to the topics of the year - through mini-lectures or other formats. To apply for this option, please send a half-page description to the faculty.



     A collection of articles and/or chapters (in English) from faculty members will be sent in advance to each participant in order to contribute to a shared ground for the forthcoming new figures.



     The 2001 summer program will take place in southern France, near Montpellier and the Mediterranean, with wild beautiful landscapes, in a wonderful old hamlet made up for such workshops with large working rooms, swimming-pool, etc.



     3 days workshop — 1 day-off — 3 days workshop — 1 day-off — 3 days workshop.

     2001, from July 19 (morning) to July 29 afternoon.



     Full payment before Dec 31, 2000 :  US $  1200

     Full payment between Jan 1, 2001 & April 30 : US $  1350

     Full payment after May 1, 2001 : US $  1500


     Monthly payments may be organized in advance for people who prefer it : full payment : US $  1500, deadline May 1, 2001

     Some partial scholarships available  .


     To be paid to IFGT – 87 cours d’Albret – F. 33000 BORDEAUX

     - International Money Order

     - Visa / Mastercard (only using the secure server on the Web : (available : autumn 2000)



     According to your choice and availability, you may have single rooms, 2 people rooms, 3/4 people, bungalows for one or two in the forest, or use your own tent.


    Accomodation will be paid directly there : from $ 35 to 60 per full day (food and accomodation), according to your choice and availability.




Coordination : Jean-Marie ROBINE


Lilian Meyer Frazão

Gestalt therapist for more than 25 years, being one of the pioneers in this approach in Brazil. Teacher and supervisor at the Psychology Institute of University of São Paulo since 1974, teacher and member of the Gestalt Department of Instituto Sedes Sapientiae since 1980.

Lecturer and visiting trainer for several training programs throughout Brazil. Consultant for two Brazilian Gestalt journals. Has published many articles in Gestalt and other journals and has written introductions to Brazilian and translated books on Gestalt Therapy”. Founding member and director of Centro de Estudos de Gestalt de SP. Member of FORGE (Fédération Internationale des Organismes de Formation à la Gestalt) and founding member of the International Gestalt Therapy Association.



Ph.D. is Mary Hale Chase Professor Emeritus of Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania, USA) where he taught over 36 years. He is Co-Director of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia and Associate member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy. He has published 7 books, the most recent being “ Community and Confluence ; Undoing the Clinch of Oppression ” and (with Janneke van Beusekom and Dorothy Gibbons) : “ Encountering Bigotry : Befriending Projecting Persons in Everyday Life ”. He has also published numerous monographs, articles and chapters. He is on the editorial boards of the Gestalt Journal, Gestalt Review, and the Journal of Progressive Human Services.


Michael Vincent MILLER

Ph.D., has practiced and taught Gestalt therapy in Boston, Massachusetts since 1972. He was on the faculty of Stanford University for four years and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for six years.  He was the co-founder and, for many years, co-director of the Boston Gestalt Institute.  He currently teaches Gestalt therapy in many countries. Recently he co-founded the International Gestalt Therapy Association.  He has been on the editorial board of The Gestalt Journal for more than twenty years, has published numerous articles and chapters on Gestalt therapy and related matters, as well as written the introductions to new editions of the works of Perls, Goodman, and others.  He has also been a frequent book reviewer for The New York Times Book Review.  His own book, “ Intimate Terrorism ”, has appeared in eight languages.


Peter Philippson

M.Sc. is a founder member of Manchester Gestalt Centre, Teaching & Supervising Member of Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (UK) and an Associate Member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.

He is author of “ Self in Relation ” pub. Gestalt Journal Press, co-author “ Gestalt: Working with Groups ” pub. Manchester Gestalt Centre, and many articles in British, American, Canadian, Australian and Spanish Gestalt Journals.  He is a father and a student and teacher of Aikido.


Jean-Marie ROBINE

Psy. Dipl. since 1967, chairman of the Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie. Teaches Gestalt Therapy in numerous countries. Past-president of European Association for Gestalt Therapy. Editor of “ Cahiers de Gestalt-thérapie ” and of a collection of Gestalt Therapy books. Author of many articles published in French, British, American, Canadian, Australian, Polish, Russian, German, Dutch, Italian, Mexican and Spanish Gestalt Journals. He also authored 3 books about Gestalt-therapy, translated or being translated in several languages. Member of the editorial board of several foreign Gestalt Journals, of the Collège de Gestalt-thérapie, and founding member of the International Gestalt Therapy Association.



Gestalt therapy trainer since 1979, she leads together with G. Salonia the Istituto di Gestalt in Italy, accredited by the Italian Ministery of Universities. She teaches Gestalt therapy all over Italy and is invited trainer in France, Spain, Greece, Israel, Holland, Germany, Sweden, USA, Argentina. She wrote a book on Psychology of Personality and many articles on Gestalt therapy. She is currently working at the development of Gestalt therapy theory and practice under the hermeneutic perspective. She is the editor of the international journal in English : “ Studies in Gestalt Therapy ” and of the Italian journal “ Quaderni di Gestalt ” and member of the editorial Board of Gestalt Review and of the Australian Gestalt Journal.. She is active in Europe in the political and governamental recognition of the profession of psychotherapist. She has been President of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy since 1996 - rielected in 1999. In this role, she organized the 6th European Conference of Gestalt Therapy (Palermo, October 1998) and is supporting, among other activities, the European Conference of Gestalt Therapy Writers, which will take place in March 2001.



Ph.D., Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology, and Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and Clinical Social Work, has been a Gestalt therapist since training with Frederick Perls and James Simkin in 1965. Formerly on the UCLA Psychology Department Faculty and Chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee of the L.A. County Psychological Association, he is in private practice in Santa Monica, California. He has been President and for 18 years was chairman of the faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Los Angeles, is an Editorial Board member of The Gestalt Journal, and Editorial Advisor of the British Gestalt Journal. Recently he has co-founded, along with Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D., an institute of contemporary Gestalt Therapy, The Gestalt Therapy Institute of the Pacific (GTIP). He has written numerous articles and chapters on Gestalt therapy theory, practice, and supervision and is the author of “ Awareness, Dialogue and Process: Essays on Gestalt Therapy ”, which has also been published in Spanish, German, Portugese, and Czech.




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