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New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, NYS Society of Clinical Social Work
Attorney-at-Law, New York State (no longer practicing)

Masters in Social Work, New York University
Juris Doctor, New York University

Training and supervision as a gestalt therapist with Laura Perls, Isadore From, Richard Kitzler, and Patrick Kelley, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy

Phenomenology and hermeneutic seminars with Donna Orange

Fellow, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy
Member, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
Member, European Association for Gestalt Therapy
Member, Society for Existential and Phenomenological Philosophy

Conference Planning Committe of the AAGT/EAGT Conference, 2016
Steering Committee, Psychology and the Other Conference, 2015 – present
President, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, 2008 – 2010
Vice-President, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, 2006 – 2008
President (two terms), New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, 2001 – 2005
Clinical Director, Identity House, New York, 1982 – 1983

Editor-in-chief, Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges
Associate Editor, Gestalt Review
Book Review Co-editor and English Language editor, Quaderni di Gestalt
Senior Consulting Editor, Ravenswood Press
Member, Scientific Board, Gestalt Therapy Book Series, Istituto di Gestalt

“An Historical Overview of Resistance, Transference, Countertransference and Existential Issues in Transference, Countertransference, and Resistance, ” and “Historical Overview,” Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, New York, Fall, 2016, Spring, 2017

“Existential Psychotherapy,” The Gestalt Center, New York, October, 2016

“Resistance, Transference, Countertransference: Existential Perspective,” and “Resistance, Transference, and Countertransference: Phenomenological Perspective,” Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, New York, Fall and Spring, 2014

I Formación Internacional en Terapia Gestalt y Terapia Gestalt Relacional – Centro Gestáltico de Perú – Lima (Peru), 2017

“An Introduction to Gestalt therapy,” lecture/presentation as guest faculty, Wagner College, New York City, Oct 2016

“Sequence of Contacting and Self,” A Weekend Workshop at the Summer University for the Valencia, Spain, Gestalt Therapy Institutes, San Jorge, Spain, July 2015

“Contact,” Featured International Faculty, Four Day Residential Gestalt Therapy Institute, Institut Français de Gestalt-Thérapie & Institut Belge de Gestalt-Thérapie, Angers, France, July 2015

“An Introduction to Gestalt therapy,” lecture/presentation as guest faculty, Wagner College, New York City, Oct 2011

“Relational Gestalt Therapy,” two day workshops, Brisbane and Sydney, Australia, Sept 2011

“The New York Institute Model of Gestalt Therapy,” two day workshop, Istituto di Gesalt, HCC, Siracusa, Italy, July 2006

2016

Plenary Panel, “The Aesthetic of the Emerging Other: beauty, responsibility and evil at the contact-boundary,” Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT)/European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) Joint Conference, “The Aesthetic of Otherness: meeting at the other in a sensitized world,” Taormina, Italy

Panel, “The Aesthetic of the Emerging other: beauty, responsibility and evil at the contact-boundary,” AAGT/EAGT Joint Conference, “The Aesthetic of Otherness: meeting at the other in a sensitized world”, Taormina, Italy

Workshop, “The Relational Function of Self: the Human and Non-human Other” AAGT/EAGT Joint Conference, “The Aesthetic of Otherness: meeting at the other in a sensitized world”, Taormina, Italy

Read more about the AAGT/EAGT Conference (including papers and pictures).

2015

Presentation, “Contacting the Other: the clinical phenomenology of gestalt therapy,” The Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2014

Workshop, “The Naked Individual: Homelessness and the relational self,” AAGT Bi-Annual Conference, Asilomar, California

2013

Panel, “Gestalt Therapy: a panel,” The Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Invited Presentation, “The Person in Gestalt therapy,” AAGT Conference, Puebla, Mexico

2010

Panel (moderator), “Field of ‘Field’”, AAGT, Philadephia, Pennsylvania

“Chasing Rainbows: Ethics in gestalt therapy, external ethics, foundational ethics,” AAGT, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Talking in the House of the Other,” EAGT, Berlin, Germany

2009

Plenary presenter, “Chasing Rainbows,” XI International Gestalt Therapy Congress, Madrid, Spain

2008

Keynote speaker, “When,” AAGT Conference, Manchester, UK

Workshop, “The intentionality of Contact,” AAGT Conference, Manchester, UK

Keynote, “New Feet Was Asked to Fill Other’s Shoes,” AAGT Conference, Manchester, UK

“Panel of Presidents,” AAGT Conference, Manchester, UK

2007

“The Openness of Contact,” EAGT, Athens, Greece

Workshop, “Self: Structure and Function – alive and well,” AAGT, Vancouver, BC

Keynote, “The Aesthetics of Commitment,” Laura Perls Centennial Conference, Munich, Germany

Plenary speaker, “Self: an introduction,” NYIGT conference. “Shall I Compare Thee,” NY, NY

2005

Plenary Speaker, Congresso IX, Naples, Italy

2004

“Self functioning and the temporality of contacting,” AAGT Conference, Sarasota, Florida

Keynote, “President’s Welcome,” NYIGT 50th Anniversary Conference, NY, NY

2003

Panels and workshops, EAGT Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

Professional Certification and Education

New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, NYS Society of Clinical Social Work
Attorney-at-Law, New York State (no longer practicing)

Training and advanced supervision as a gestalt therapist with Laura Perls, Isadore From, and Patrick Kelley, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy

Masters in Social Work New York University
Juris Doctor, New York University

Affiliations

Fellow, New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy
Member, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
Member, European Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
Member, Society for Existential and Phenomenological Philosophy

Organization Leadership

President, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy 2008 — 2010
Vice-President, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, 2006 — 2008
President (two terms), New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy 2001 — 2005
Clinical Director, Identity House, New York, 1982 –1983

Faculty

Independent Trainer
Adjunct Faculty:

Center for Somatic Studies, New York,NY
Gestalt Associate of New York
Gestalt Center of New York
Gestalt Portland

Visiting Faculty:

Istituto di Gestalt HCC, Italy
Sydney Gestalt, Australia

Workshops and special presentations – 2017

I Formación Internacional en Terapia Gestalt y Terapia Gestalt Relacional – Centro Gestáltico de Perú – Lima (Peru)

Editorial

Editor-in-chief, Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges
Associate Editor, Gestalt Review
Book Review Co-editor and English Language editor, Quaderni di Gestalt
Senior Consulting Editor, Ravenswood Press
Member, Scientific Board, Gestalt Therapy Book Series, Istituto di Gestalt

Institute Courses

“An Historical Overview of Resistance, Transference, Countertransference and Existential Issues in Transference, Countertransference, and Resistance, ” and “Historical Overview,” Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy Fall 2016, Spring 2017

“Existential Psychotherapy,” The Gestalt Center, New York, 2016

“Resistance, Transference, Countertransference: Existential Perspective,” and “Resistance, Transference, and Countertransference: Phenomenological Perspective,” Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, Fall and Spring, 2014

Workshops and Special Presentations

“An introduction to Gestalt! therapy,” lecture/presentation as guest faculty, Wagner College, New York City, Oct 2016

“Developments in Contemporary Gestalt therapy, didactic module, Center for Somatic Studies, NY, Oct 2015

“Sequence of Contacting and Self,” A Weekend Workshop at the Summer University for the Valencia, Spain, Gestalt Therapy Institutes, San Jorge, Spain, July, 2015

“Contact,” Featured International Faculty, Four Day Residential Gestalt Therapy Institute, Institute Français de Gestalt-thérapie & Institute Belge de Gestalt-thérapie, Angers, France, July 2015

“Relational Gestalt Therapy,” two day workshops, Brisbane and Sydney Australia, Sept, 2011

“The New York Institute Model of Gestalt Therapy,” two day workshop, Istituto di Gesalt, HCC, Siracusa, It, July, 2006

Conference Presentations

2016

Plenary Panel, “The Aesthetic of the Emerging other: beauty, responsibility and evil at the contact-boundary,” AAGT/EAGT Joint Conference, “The Aesthetic of Otherness: meeting at the other in a sensitized world,” Taormina, Italy

Panel, “The Aesthetic of the Emerging other: beauty, responsibility and evil at the contact-boundary,” AAGT/EAGT Joint Conference, “The Aesthetic of Otherness: meeting at the other in a sensitized world,”

Workshop, “The relational function: the human and non-human other” AAGT/EAGT Joint Conference, “The Aesthetic of Otherness: meeting at the other in a sensitized world,”

Read more about the AAGT/EAGT Conference (including papers and pictures.)

2015

“Contacting the Other: the clinical phenomenology of gestalt therapy,” presentation, The Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, Mass,

2014

“The Naked Individual: Homelessness and the relational self,” workshop, AAGT Bi-Annual Conference, Asilomar, Cal, 2014

2013

“Gestalt Therapy: a panel,” Psychology and the Other, 2013

Invited Presentation, “”The Person in Gestalt therapy,” AAGT Conference, Puebla, Mexico,

2010

Field of Field, panel (moderator) AAGT, Philadephia, 2010

Chasing Rainbows: Ethics in gestal therapy, external ethics, foundational ethics,” AAGT, Phila

“Talking in the House of the Other,” EAGT, Berlin, 2010

2009

Plenary presenter,Chasing Rainbows, plenary, XI Congresso, Madrid, 2009

2008

Keynote speaker, “When “, AAGT Conference, Manchester

“The intentionality of Contact” workshop, AAGT, Manchester, UK,

A Panel of Presidents,” AAGT, Manchester, UK

2007

Plenary Speaker, Congresso IX, 2005 Naples

“The Openness of Contact EAGT, Athens 2007

“Self: Structure and Function — alive and well,” workshop, AAGT, Vancouver, BC, 2006

Keynote speaker, Laura Perls Celebration, Munich, Ge, X

“Self: an introduction,” plenary speaker, NYIGT conference. “ Shall I Compare thee”

2005

Plenary Speaker, Congresso IX, 2005 Naples

2004

XXX, AAGT, Sarasota, FlaX,

Keynote, NYIGT 20th Anniversay Conference, NY

2003

Panels and presentation, EAGT Prague 2003

Presentations at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy

I presented at this institute almost every year for many years. Some of my presentations are represented in the unpublished manuscript section of this website.

Therapy

Currents Offerings

Online Video Seminar

Classical and Contemporary Gestalt Therapy from a Relational Perspective

Oct 2016
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Online Video Seminar

Terapia gestalt clásica y contemporánea desde una perspectiva relacional

Nov 2016
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Online Video Seminar

Understanding the “Essentials” of Gestalt Therapy by Perls, Hefferline and Goodman

Fall 2016
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