Online Seminar

ONLINE VIDEO SEMINARFoundations of Gestalt Therapy

General Information & Schedules

Each session meets for 2 hours. There are 12 sessions. We meet online utilizing the Zoom platform. The seminar is open to intermediate and advanced clinicians and students currently enrolled in gestalt training programs. The tuition is $30 per session and all reading materials will be provided.

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Friday Group Web Info

Topics for 2018 and Readings

(The readings below in blue are downloadable – just click on the link – and will be updated prior to each monthly seminar)

January                    A Revision of Psychoanalysis

Foundations of Gestalt Copy FINAL


Norm Shub Case Study

February                  The Phenomenological Backbone of Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy and Phenomenology BLOOM

GT Phenomenological Method

March                      Gestalt Psychology

Gestalt Psychology in German Culture

Mary Henle_ Gestalt Psychology and Gestalt Therapy

Barlow – Gestalt Antecedent

April                         Holism & Field Theory

May                         The Role of Support

June                        The Sequence of Contact & Cycle of Experience

July                          Sensation & Somatics

Aug                         The Advent of Relational Gestalt Therapy

September                Aesthetic Criteria & Gestalt Diagnosis

October                    Gestalt Group Work

November                 Gestalt Therapy as a Foundation for Social Justice

December                 Wrapping It All Up

About Charlie Bowman  [At Left: Charlie addressing the empty chair in Fritz’s House in Esalen, Big Sur, California]

Charlie Bowman, MS, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC is Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, Senior Faculty at the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute and a Member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.  He has trained extensively in Gestalt therapy and has published numerous book chapters and articles. Most recently he co-authored (with Lynn Jacobs and Gary Yontef) the gestalt therapy chapter for Corsini & Weddings, Current Psychotherapies, 10th Edition.  Contact Charlie here:

Continuing Education: 24 CE Units Awarded Upon Request

The Indiana Professional Licensing Association has approved the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute to provide Category I continuing education for L.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.M.H.C., and L.C.A.C., however licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice as well as reciprocity with their own licensing organizations.  The Indianapolis Gestalt Institute is responsible for maintaining the program.”