Dan Bloom


JD, LCSW (www.danbloomnyc.com) is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He studied with Laura Perls, Isadore From and Richard Kitzler. Dan teaches through the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy and is adjunct faculty at the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, the Center for Somatic Studies, and other gestalt therapy institutes around the world. Dan has lectured and presented workshops at many international conferences and gestalt therapy residentials. He is past president and Fellow of New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges is an associate editor of the Gestalt Review and book review editor of Quaderni di Gestalt and a member of the Scientific Board of the Gestalt therapy Book Series published by Franco Angeli. He wrote the introductions to the books Richard Kitlzer’s Eccentric Genius, Des Kennedy’s Healing Perception and Phil Brownell’s Gestalt therapy: A Guide to Contemporary Practice and the preface to Gianni Francesetti’s Panic Attacks and Postmodernity. We was co-editor of Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now and The NYIGT in the 21st Century. Dan wrote chapters for several books. His papers have appeared in a variety of international journals. Currently adjunct faculty of the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training.

These are the seminars I am currently offering. Further details are on my webpage, www.danbloomnyc.com at specific page http://danbloomnyc.com/my-professional-activity.

Membership in each of these is limited.

1. A Close Reading of Gestalt Therapy by Perls, Hefferline and Goodman from a contemporary hermeneutic perspective. (intermediate to Advanced)

2. The Sequence of Contacting – Self Emergence Model of Gestalt Therapy: its theory and practice explored through selected readings and clinical studies. (All levels)

3. A Beginner’s Orientation to Philosophy for Gestalt Therapists: from 19th Century to post-modern philosophy (Advanced Beginner to Advanced)

4. Gestalt therapy’s relational and dialogical perspectives: A critical appraisal through a study of their theory and practice. (Intermediate to Advanced)

Books 2014

The New York Institute in the 21st Century: an anthology of writings published since 2000, Dan Bloom and Brian O”Neill (Eds.), Ravenwood Press


Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now, Dan Bloom and Phil Brownell (Eds) Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (titles with “*” have been translated and published in different languages) 2015

“A responsive commentary on “schema therapy: A gestalt-oriented overview.” In B. Mistler & P. Brownell (Eds.) Global perspectives on theory, research, and practice: A decade of Gestalt!,Cambridge Scholars Publishing


“L’instituit de New York pour la Gestalt-thérapie,” Gestalt, June, 2014


“Reflection: In Dialogue with Philip Lichtenberg’s ‘Exclusive and Inclusive Aggression’: A window to the next resistance,” Gestalt Review, 17 (3)

“Commentary III, on G.A Lahood’s ‘Therapeutic Democracy’.” Gestalt Review, 17 (2)

“Situated Ethics and the Ethical World of Gestalt Therapy,” in Gestalt Therapy: from the Clinical to the Aesthetic, Gianni Francesetti, Michele Gecele, and Jan Roubal (Eds.), FrancoAngeli.*

“Foreword: Approaching a Healing Touch,” Healing Perception, an application of the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty to the theoretical structures of dialogical psychotherapy, Des Kennedy, Ravenwood Press


“En respuesta a ‘El contacto, al origen de la experiencia: se une con Jean-Marie R0bine eb un ‘duet’.” FiguraFondo , 32*


“One Good Turn Deserves Another: Considering the Relational Perspectives of Gestalt Therapy,” Gestalt Review

“Sensing Animals, Knowing Persons: A Challenge to Some Basic Ideas,”i n Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice, ed. Tali Levine Bar-Joseph *


“Persiguiendo arco íris: la terpia Gestalt y la étical material, fundacional y emergente,” FiguraFondo 21

“Foreword,” Gestalt Therapy, Guidebook for Mental Health Professionals, Philip Brownell, Springer Verlag

“In Search of Gestalt Therapy Group Process, (revised)” Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges. Vol 3, No 1.*


“The Phenomenological Method of Gestalt Therapy: Revisiting Husserl,” Gestalt Review, 13 (3)

Commentary I: “Let’s Go Round Again: Response to Gaffney’s ‘Cycle of Experience Re-Cycled’,” Gestalt Review, 13 (1)

“In Memoriam, Richard Kitzler,” Gestalt Review, 13 (1)*

“Forward,” Eccentric Genius: An Anthology of the Writings of Richard Kitzler, Master Gestalt Therapist, Gestalt Institute Press


“New Feet Were Asked to Fill Another’s Shoes…, (AAGT Keynote Address),” British Gestalt Journal. 17 (2)

“In Search of Gestalt Therapy Group Process,” in Beyond the Hot Seat Revisted, Bud Feder and Ruth Jon Fred, (Eds). The Gestalt Institute Press


“Phenomenological Method,” (with Todd Burley) in Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy, Phil Brownell, Ed.*
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

“Preface, “Panic Attacks and Postmodernity, Gianni Francesetti and Michele Gecele, ed., FrancoAngeli*


“The Aesthetics of Commitment (revised),” British Gestalt Journal, 14 (2)*


“Laura Perls: the Aesthetic of Commitment,” Gestalt Therapie, 19 (2)

“Laura Perls in New York,” The International Gestalt Journal, 28 (1)*


“The Emergence of Foundational Gestalt Therapy,” International Gestalt Journal, 27 (1)*


“Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright,” in Creative License: the Art of Gestalt Therapy, eds, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Nancy Amendt Lyon (Eds.), Springer Verlag*


“The Song of the Self: Language and Gestalt Therapy – Words of Fire, Words of Stone,” Gestalt Journal, 1995*

Contact Dan at dan.bloom@me.com for copies