Presentation Papers and Publications

In October, 1996 the NYIGT concluded “…that in order to best study where we are, what we have to say and where we are going, we must reexamine together our basic assumptions and as always apply these assumptions to ourselves as an Institute.” This review was a means of grounding our work in theory building and in teaching/learning.

Each year since then we have renewed and/or modified that goal and built on our work of the year before. In 96/97 we reviewed basic nodal points such as field, figure/ground, contacting, self as process, and interruptions of contact. In subsequent years we have explored how these ideas are used in Gestalt pyschotherapy. We have also applied these ideas to the way we have structured our meetings and in our development of notions of Gestalt group psychotherapy.

The following papers have been presented at the Institute over these years. We are posting abstracts as we receive them. For full copies, please contact the authors.

Boundary Disturbance: Clinical, Social and Political Implications
Jack Aylward, jackatpcc@aol.com

The Dwell of Loneliness: Narcissism, Contact, and Intentionality – Ovid’s Echo and Narcissus and a case study
Daniel J. Bloom, dan@djbloom.com

Laura Perls: The Aesthetic of Commitment
Daniel J. Bloom, dan@djbloom.com

2009, Exploring power shifts between the voices of authority and rebellion: an experiment for the addicted. NYIGT
Frank Bosco FrankxBosco@gmail.com

2012, A Gestalt-Based Personal Development, Coaching and Support Group Model, AAGT Conference, Puebla, Mexico
Joe de Paula joseph.depaula@gmail.com

2008, Form and Process in Gestalt Therapy Groups, NYIGT
Perry Klepner Perry302@aol.com

2012, Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) within Gestalt Therapy, NYIGT
2011, Deconstructing Shame and Other Intense Bodily Feeling States, NYIGT

Lee Zevy lzevy@verizon.net

Aspects of Depression
Dan Bloom, dan@djbloom.com

Self: Structuring/Functioning
Dan Bloom, dan@djbloom.com

Experience Indivisable, Preaching to the Converted
Dan Bloom, dan@djbloom.com
Ruella Frank, ruellafrank@nyc.rr.com

ATTENDING TO BODY EXPERIENCE IN GESTALT THERAPY
M’Lou Caring, mlouc@aol.com
Gail Feinstein, ursaluna@aol.com
Susan Gregory, GestaltSing@aol.com

Thoughts on Id Functioning
Cynthia Cook, cynthea3@aol.com

Experience Indivisable, Preaching to the Converted
Dan Bloom, dan@djbloom.com
Ruella Frank, ruellafrank@nyc.rr.com

The Gestalt of Feminism
Zelda Friedman, zelnorm@aol.com

Love, Admiration, Safety
Elinor Greenberg, elinorg@mac.com

Elsa Gindler: Lost Gestalt Ancestor
Susan Gregory, GestaltSing@aol.com

“you must sing to be found…”
Susan Gregory, GestaltSing@aol.com

Community and Diversity: A Field View
Carl Hodges, cwhvosge@aol.com

Field Theory Introduction: Figure/Ground
Carl Hodges, cwhvosge@aol.com

Gestalt Therapy with Couples
Karen Humphrey, humphrey@verizon.net

Dreaming, Dreams, & Dreamwork: A Field Perspective
Susan Jurkowski, sijurkowski@hotmail.com

Gestalt Therapy Theory, A Perspective from Pragmatism—The Basis of Gestalt Therapy: An Evolutionary Restatement
Richard Kitzler, lycidas@earthlink.net

CONTACT INTERRUPTION: THEORETICAL CONDSIDERATIONS
Perry Klepner, perry302@aol.com

Form and Process in Gestalt Therapy Groups
Perry Klepner, perry302@aol.com

Group Process in an Addiction Recovery Group
Perry Klepner, perry302@aol.com

Awareness, Consciousness and Interpretation
Perry Klepner, perry302@aol.com

The Power of Contact
Perry Klepner, perry302@aol.com

Exploring Intimacy, a Gestalt Therapy Approach
Perry Klepner, perry302@aol.com

The Work of Isadore From – A Critical Appreciation
Perry Klepner, perry302@aol.com

On the Gestalt Therapy Approach to Reaction Formation
Joe Lay, joelay@earthlink.net

On the Nature of Gestalt Therapy
Joe Lay, joelay@earthlink.net

Self as Process
Ken Meyer, kdocmeyer@aol.com

Culture of Narcissism
Peter Philippson, peterphilippson@gmail.com

Therapy of Self
Peter Philippson, peterphilippson@gmail.com

Diagnosis and Evaluation
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Giovanni Salonia, training@gestalt.it

SELF IN EXPERIENCE, GESTALT THERAPY, SCIENCE AND BUDDHISM: MOVING TOWARD SYNTHESIS
Ruth Wolfert, info@newyorkgestalt.org

Contacting
Lee Zevy, lzevy@verizon.net