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
323-418-2648

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

Donate

Donate to our Scholarship Fund. Our scholarship program provides needed financial assistance to those who would not otherwise be able to participate in our training programs.

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

Welcome

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

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In Person Introductory Workshop, A Taste of Gestalt Therapy

 

This online training workshop is an opportunity to enhance your clinical skills in a 4-hour experience using a contemporary, relationally-oriented gestalt approach. You will hear a brief overview of two gestalt concepts and witness and/or participate in clinical demonstrations.

Location: Los Angeles.    The workshop will be in either West Los Angeles or Burbank. You’ll be notified of the exact address a few weeks before the workshop.

Date: June 9, 2024

Time: 9 am to 1 pm 

Tuition: $60

For more information and to register, go to this page.

 

Relational Gestalt Therapy
Dyad Practice & Supervision Workshop

Led by PGI Core Faculty members

Ren Barnebey, LMFT and Michelle Seely, LMFT

Emphasis will be on identifying, practicing, and articulating the foundational concepts of RGT in the work. Each session will consist of therapist/client dyads and theoretical discussion. Active participation is required each week. Short readings may be offered to enhance learning, but the focus will be on skill building and integration of theory.     

Twice a month on Mondays at 9:00 am – 11:00 am PST on Zoom
Dates:   

May 6 & 20, 2024

June 3 & 17, 2024
July 8 & 22, 2024

For more information and to register, go to this page

ONLINE and IN-PERSON Weekend Training Program 2024/2025

We have not yet announced the dates for our upcoming Weekend Training Program. If you’d like to be notified when registration starts, join our mailing list.

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.

Residential Training Program 2024

Our Residential Program will be held at a beautiful site in Cuernavaca, Mexico next year!  

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 

Ongoing groups offered by PGI faculty members, Lynne Jacobs, Christine Campbell and other PGI certified therapists.

Join Our Mailing List

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

Donate to Our Scholarship Fund

Our scholarship program provides needed financial assistance to those who would not otherwise be able to participate in our training programs.

Faculty

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

Ren Barnebey
M.F.T.

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

Lynne Jacobs
Ph.D.

Michelle Seely
M.F.T.

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