Margherita Spagnuolo-Lobb

Bio

Margherita Spagnuolo-Lobb, psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, international trainer, director since 1979 of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, approved by the Italian Minister for Universities (Milan, Palermo and Siracuse). She trained with Isadore From (who was also her therapist) and with Erving and Miriam Polster; Daniel Stern has been an important trainer of hers. Past President of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT), Founder and Honorary President of the Italian Association for Gestalt Therapy (SIPG).

Recent writings

Spagnuolo-Lobb M., Levi N., Williams A. D. (2016) (Eds.). Gestalt Therapy with Children:

From Epistemology to Clinical Practice. Siracuse: Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. (www.gestalt.it/eng).

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2016). Isomorphism: A Bridge to Connect Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Theory and Neurosciences. Gestalt Theory, vo. 38, No. 1, pp. 41-56.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2016). Self as contact, contact as self. A contribution to ground experience in Gestalt Therapy theory of self. In: Robine J.M. (Ed.). Self. A Poliphony of Contemporary Gestalt Therapists. St. Romain la Virvée (France): L’Exprimerie, pp. 261-289. (available also in Spanish, French, Italian)

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2016). Las experiencias sexuales en el contexto de la psicoterapia Gestalt postmoderna. Figura/Fondo, n. 39

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2015). Stress and organizational well-being. A Gestalt organizational consulting method supported by grounded theory. In: J. Roubal, P. Brownell, G. Francesetti, J. Melnick, J. Zeleskov-Djoric (eds.). Towards a Research Tradition in Gestalt Therapy. Gestalt Research Press.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2015). The Body as a “Vehicle” of our Being in the World. Somatic experience in Gestalt therapy. British Gestalt Journal. Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 21-31.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2015). Gestalt Therapy Perspective on Depressive Experiences: An Introduction. In: Francesetti G. (a cura di), Absence is the Bridge Between Us. Gestalt Therapy Perspective on Depressive Experiences. Siracuse: Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. (www.gestalt.it/eng), pp. 35-63.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2014). Aggression and Conflict in Post Modern Society and in Psychotherapy. In: Bloom D., O’Neill B. (eds.). The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy in the 21st Century. An Anthology of Published Writings since 2000. pp. 109-124.

Spagnuolo Lobb M. (2013). The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy. Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post-Modern Society. Siracuse: Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. (www.gestalt.it/eng) (available in English, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian).

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2013). From the need for aggression to the need for rootedness: a Gestalt postmodern clinical and social perspective on conflict. British Gestalt Journal, vol. 22, No. 2, 32-39.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2013). Human Rights and Social Responsibility in Gestalt Therapy Training. In: Klaren G., Levi N., Vidaković I.. Yes we care!. Social, political and cultural relationships as therapy’s ground, a Gestalt perspective. The Netherlands: European Association for Gestalt Therapy. pp. 71-83.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2013). Gestalt Therapy in Italy. In: O’Leary E. (Ed.). Gestalt Therapy Around the World. West Sussex (UK): Wiley & Sons, pp. 195-210.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2013). Goodbye to Daniel N. Stern, M.D. (1934-2012): He confirmed Gestalt Therapy as an Outsider. In: Gestalt Review, 17(1), pp. 100-106. – see a more expanded article in British Gestalt Journal, vol. 22, n. 1, pp. 5-11.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2013). Fundamentals and development of Gestalt Therapy in the Contemporary Context. (Commented by Gordon Wheeler). In: Francesetti G., Gecele M., Roubal J. (eds.), Gestalt Therapy in Clinical Practice. From Psychopathology to the Aesthetics of Contact, Siracuse: Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. (www.gestalt.it/eng), pp. 27-57.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2013). Borderline. The Wound of the Boundary. (Commented by Christine Stevens). In: Francesetti G., Gecele M., Roubal J. (eds.). Gestalt Therapy in Clinical Practice. From Psychopathology to the Aesthetics of Contact, Siracuse: Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. (www.gestalt.it/eng), pp. 609-641.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2012). Toward a Developmental Perspective in Gestalt Therapy Theory and Practice: The Polyphonic Development of Domains. In: Gestalt Review, 16 (3): 222-244.

Spagnuolo-Lobb M. (2011). In dialogue with Donna Orange. In: Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 7. No. 2, pp. 5-14.