Links and Articles

An Introduction to Gestalt Therapy

by Gary Yontef, from Awareness, Dialogue & Process:

Gestalt Therapy: An Informational Interview with Alan Cohen

Download the interview here.

Erv Polster March 2011 Workshop


In March 2011, Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy hosted a weekend workshop with Erving Polster, PhD. We are pleased to offer a set of four DVD’s from this workshop, which contain a number of live demonstration sessions, as well as discussion of the theoretical and experiential considerations in his work.

Since the early 1950’s, Erv has been practicing Gestalt Psychotherapy and passing on his skill, knowledge, and wisdom. In these DVD’s, Erv demonstrates his humanistic, relational style of Gestalt therapy, embodying authentic dialogue, and meeting his clients with his warmth, directness, humor, and integrity. This engages a process in which the clients can find and embody those qualities within themselves.

We hope that you will enjoy and learn from this experience.

You can order this by emailing us at

The fee for the 4-volume set is $75 for Mental Health Professionals, $65 for GAP Graduates, & $50 for Trainees.

Books and Articles by Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy Faculty


Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom: “The Song of the Self: Language and Gestalt Therapy -Words of Fire, Words of Stone”. Gestalt Journal, Fall, 2001, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, pp. 31 – 44.

Daniel Bloom: “Tiger! Tiger! Burning Bright: Aesthetic Values as Clinical Values in Gestalt Therapy,” in Spagnuolo-Lobb, M. and

Amendt-Lyon, N, (Eds) Creative License: The Art of Gestalt Therapy, Sprnger-Verlag, Wien/New York, pp, 63-77.

Daniel Bloom: “The Emergence of Foundational Gestalt Therapy,” International Gestalt Journal, Vol. 27, No 1, 2004.

Daniel Bloom: “Laura Perls in New York City,” International Gestalt Journal, Vol 28, No 1, 2005.

Daniel Bloom: “The Aesthetic of Commitment: A Centennial Celebration of Laura Perls,” British Gestalt Journal, Vol 14, no 2, Nov 2005.


Ruella Frank

Frank, R. (2001) Body of Awareness: A somatic and developmental approach to psychotherapy. Boston: GestaltPress/Analytic Press.

Frank, R. (2001). Reaching and Being Reached. In: Gestalt Review, Vol.4, No.4, 2001.

Frank R., (2003). Embodying Creativity, Developing Experience. (pp. 181-200). In Creative License: The Art of Gestalt Therapy. Spagnuolo-Lobb, M. and Amendt-Lyon, N, (Eds). New York. Sprnger-Verlag/Wien

Frank, R. (2004). Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy: developmental process embodied within the clinical moment. (pp. 115-127). In New Dimensions in Body Psychotherapy. Totten, N. (Ed). London: Open University Press.

Frank, R., LaBarre, F. (2010) The First Year and the Rest of Your Life: movement, development and psychotherapeutic change. NYC: Routledge Press.

Frank, R. (2016). Self in Motion. (pp. 489-508). In: Self: a polyphony of contemporary gestalt therapists. JM Robine, (Ed.). France: L’exprimerie.



Richard Shrobe

Richard Shrobe: Open Mouth Already a Mistake, Primary Point Press, May 1997

Richard Shrobe: Don’t Know Mind: The Spirit of Korean Zen, Shambala Pub.May 2004

Other Books and Article About Gestalt Therapy

Grandinetti, Deborah: “Gestalt: The Therapy That Insists You Be Here Now.” Your Personal Best, June1991.

Polster, Erv and Miriam: Gestalt Therapy Integrated, NY: Bruner/Mazel, 1973.

Phillipson, P. Self in Relation, New York: Gestalt Journal Press, 2001.

Stoehr, T. Here, Now, Next: “Paul Goodman and the Origins of Gestalt Therapy” Cleveland: GestaltPress, 1994.

Spagnuolo Lobb, M. Amendt-Lyon N., (eds)” Creative License: The Art of Gestalt Therapy”. NY: SpringerWien.

Beisser: The Paradoxical Theory of Change (Download)

Tobin: Relational Gestalt and EMDR (Download)

Membership Organizations

Gestalt Therapy Organizations Worldwide
This comprehensive master-link provides links to numerous national and international Gestalt Therapy associations, institutes, journals, publications, discussion boards and email lists.

The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
This international membership organization is committed to the advancement of theory, philosophy, practice and research in Gestalt Therapy and its various applications.

Alumni Association of Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy (AAGAP)
This membership organization of Gestalt Associate for Psychotherapy graduates sponsors seminars, reading groups, practicum groups, and peer supervision.

The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy
This New York area membership organization is dedicated to the ongoing study of Gestalt Theory and practice.

National and International Institutes

Center for Somatic Studies

Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy & Training

Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia

Gestalt Therapy Institute of Westchester

Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio

Gestalt Institute of New Orleans

Gestalt Associates Training, Los Angeles

Manchester Gestalt Centre

Sydney Gestalt Institute

Mental Health Resources

The Healing Directory