Gestalt Therapy in Action: Phenomenology and Aesthetics of Clinical Practice – Online Program

with Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Stefania Benini, Dan Bloom,Billy Desmond, Lynne Jacobs

4 online seminars, video recordings available, for a total of 16 hours
You can watch them when you want using an e-learning platform

These series of seminars explore clinical examples of how to work with a phenomenological and aesthetic glance, in a field perspective.

Each seminar offers a Gestalt-centered perspective on clinical cases – a situational window, which includes the therapist and avails itself of tools configured to modify the entire experiential field. 

The series is inspired by the recent book “Psychopathology of the Situation in Gestalt Therapy: A Field-oriented Approach” (Routledge) edited by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Pietro A. Cavaleri, and it is addressed to clinicians who are interested in exploring new perspectives on clinical sufferings and having some supervision.

Theoretical presentations, supervision or personal work, and clinical explorations in small groups with participants from all over the world make this experience both professionally highly qualified, exciting and deep from a human point of view.

Each seminar include a main three hour teaching part, conducted by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, and a one hour dialogue with guest trainers.

Main trainer

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Psychotherapist and researcher, international trainer, Director of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Syracuse, Palermo and Milan). In her clinical work, she has hermeneutically developed the principles of Gestalt therapy into a field-oriented, phenomenological and aesthetic approach. Her book The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy is available in 11 languages. With Pietro Cavaleri, she has recently edited the book Psychopathology of the Situation in Gestalt Therapy: A Field Oriented Approach, published by Routledge in the Gestalt Therapy Book Series. She received the Lifelong Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy – AAGT (Toronto, Canada, August 2018).

Guest trainers

Dan Bloom psychotherapist, supervisor, and clinical trainer in in New York City

Dan Bloom
Psychotherapist, supervisor, clinical trainer and writer in New York City.  He studied with Laura Perls, Isadore From and Richard Kitzler. Dan teaches at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, is guest and adjunct faculty at gestalt therapy institutes worldwide. He has spoken and given workshops at many international conferences. He leads webinars in gestalt therapy and phenomenology.  He is past president and Fellow of NYIGT and past president of IAAGT. He is a member of EAGT.   He is an associate editor of the Gestalt Review, a book review editor of Quaderni di Gestalt and a member of the Scientific Board of the Gestalt therapy Book Series.  Dan is widely published.

Billy Desmond

Billy Desmond
Billy is a queer, married Irish man, an emigrant, once exiled from his land of birth and now living between London and Ireland. He works as a Gestalt psychotherapist and supervisor working with individuals, couples and groups in Ireland, UK and across Europe. He is a dialogical adult educator at the Gestalt Institute of Ireland and core faculty on the MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy and is also a guest faculty in UK and Europe. He is actively involved in qualitative practitioner-researcher inquiry projects exploring embodied and creative ways of knowing. He is on the editorial board of the Gestalt Therapy Book Series and the Gestalt Review journal. He has presented at many conferences and has written journal papers, articles and book chapters in the terrain of embodied inquiry, groups, sexuality, and sustainability.

Lynne Jacobs

Lynne Jacobs
Ph.D., Both a gestalt therapist and a psychoanalyst, she is a co-founder of PGI. She is also a training and supervising analyst of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. Lynne Jacobs teaches at ICP, and teaches gestalt therapists locally, nationally, and internationally. She has published numerous articles in both realms, and her most recent work is Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy (co-edited with Rich Hycner). Lynne Jacobs has a private practice in West Los Angeles.


The program consists of 4 seminars, 4 hours each for a total of 16 hours.

Seminar 1
Working clinically in the situation: examples of phenomenological and aesthetic therapeutic processes
in dialogue with Dan Bloom
Recording available, 3 hours

Seminar 2
Clinical issues about human sexuality: beyond labels
in dialogue with Billy Desmond
Recording available, 3 hours

Seminar 3
Clinical issues related to clients with personality disturbances and their therapists
in dialogue with Lynne Jacobs
Recording available, 3 hours

Seminar 4
The situated therapist: aesthetic relational knowing and the “dance” of reciprocity between therapist and client
Recording available, 3 hours




Previous training in Gestalt therapy and a minimum of clinical experience is required.


A certificate of attendance will be provided to psychotherapists who will attend the full program live or recorded.

How to see the videos on-demand

After the registration and payment your will receive an email with instruction to access the recordings of the seminar using an e-learning platform.


Please contact us at [email protected]


The total cost for the whole course is 360 Euro
You can watch the seminars when you want, using an e-learning platform. You can pause and restart them in each moment.

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You will receive an email with instructions to access the recordings of the seminars.