Joe De Paula currently works as a gestalt therapy-based organization and human systems development consultant. Joe trained at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia (from 2003 to 2006), in supervision with Bud Feder (from 2007 and to 2012), and the Gestalt International Study Center (from 2008 to 2009). He has been a member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy since 2008 and has served as treasurer of the institute for five years. He has also served on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt therapy. He has facilitated trainings at the Appalachian Gestalt Therapy Institute in Asheville, NC (July 2014) and at the Gestalt Institute in Xalapa, Mexico (March 2014).