New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy

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. Click here for more information, membership details, and to join the institute.

Our offerings include monthly presentation meetings that are open, without charge, to anyone interested in attending and cover a range of contemporary topics. To see the full schedule, click here.

End of the Season

Brooklyn Bridge
Thanks for an amazing 2023-2024 season. Check back this August for the 2024-2025 Presentation Schedule.

Featured Book

The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy in the 21st Century: An Anthology of Published Writings since 2000

The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy in the 21st Century: An Anthology of Published Writings since 2000

This is a collection of writings by members of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy previously published from 2000 to 2014. Here you will find essays with much in common and with important differences. These papers reflect the authors’ relationship to the institute and offer what they believe is representative of their work. This collection exemplifies the institute: our membership, our mission our sense of history—and marks our place in contemporary gestalt therapy.