A worldwide membership organization addressing the needs of the gestalt therapy community

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.

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, please click here.

In addition, there are several business meetings during the year. We also sponsor special events and encourage participation in relevant conferences. We hope you will join us for any of these that draws your interest.

The past months have been especially difficult, given the ongoing pandemic and the concurrent civil unrest in the United States. Yet we have forged ahead with special online events to support our members, and these have given us the opportunity for unprecedented international outreach.

As a result, our 2020-21 season will have an expanded digital focus. We look forward to sharing it with you.

For more information, please contact us.

We welcome you,
Frank Bosco
President, NYIGT

Special Announcement

December 2020

At the end of December, Margherita Spagnuolo edited a special section of the APA journal The Humanistic Psychologist 48(4), titled Dialogues on psychotherapy at the time of coronavirus. with contributions of members of the Institute. All articles are open access

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Next Presentation

May 23, 2021

Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles

The Loving Gaze – Novelty, Excitement, and Growth: A Relational and Existential Phenomenological Perspective



For information, please contact nyigtevents@gmail.com.