Welcome to the Pacific Gestalt Institute

Advanced Clinical Training in Psychotherapy

Contemporary Relational Perspectives in Gestalt Therapy

About PGI

PGI offers post-graduate, advanced clinical training to licensed psychotherapists, registered interns, or graduate students enrolled in a program that leads to licensed psychotherapy practice. Organizational consultants are also welcome.

Our Programs

PGI offers ongoing Online Weekend Training to participants around the globe, a yearly Residential Training program, Study and Consultation Groups, and a variety of Workshops, all of which feature our focus on the therapeutic relationship in the therapy process.

Contact Us

Pacific Gestalt Institute
1800 Fairburn Ave, Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90025

For general inquires please CLICK HERE or visit the PGI faculty page to contact specific faculty.


Our objective is to provide systematic training in contemporary relational gestalt therapy theory and practice through experiential and didactic learning modules. Instruction is offered by a faculty of certified gestalt therapists with considerable experience in training, teaching and supervising beginning and advanced level therapists.

Our particular approach to gestalt therapy continues to evolve, with more and more gestalt therapists from around the world contributing their own insights. We emphasize training in working with the nuances of emotional process, therapist-patient interaction, enduring relational themes, process of psychotherapy, and the use of experiments in a relational therapy. Relational gestalt therapy theory is taught systematically and is interwoven into the experiential parts of our programs.

Upcoming Events

A Taste of Gestalt Therapy ONLINE June 26 and August 8, 2021

Enhance your clinical skills in a 4-hour introductory experience using a contemporary, relationally-oriented gestalt approach.

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ONLINE Weekend Training Program 2021/2022
Program begins October 2nd!

Our program offers five weekend intensives of experiential and didactic training online. Lecture, discussion and actual “hands-on” clinical practice with live supervision are included in each weekend to help integrate theory with practice. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM

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Residential Training Program 2022
February 24-March 4 in Rancho Mirage, California

Participants from all over the world join in our week of exploration, learning and living together. Join us as we explore clinical applications of the evolving relational perspective, and continue to refine the meaning and practice of dialogic contacting.

Consultation and Study Groups 2021 – 2022

Ongoing groups offered by PGI faculty members, Christine Campbell and Friedemann Schulz.

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Join our community of learners, and develop your unique style as a relational gestalt therapist.


Armin Baier
L.C.S.W., J.D.

Ren Barnebey

Christine Campbell
M.F.T., A.T.R.

Lynne Jacobs

Michelle Seely

Gary Yontef
Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Join our community of learners, and develop your unique style as a relational gestalt therapist.