Training for Gestalt Supervisors

Training for Gestalt Supervisors

Training for
Gestalt Supervisors

Scientific Director

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Dr.Psychol.Psychoth.

Trainers

Scott Churchill, Lynne Jacobs, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Miriam Taylor, Silvia Tosi, Rezeda Popova

Two Year International
Training Program
2024-2026
Sixth Edition

The program is accredited by the EAGT, and accomplishes its requirements and training standards (download the EAGT Certificate of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy).

In Gestalt therapy supervision is a fundamental process, a learning environment and a necessary support for clinical practice.

This process is a means to better understand clinical cases, to reflect on the therapeutic situation and relationship, to orient oneself in the therapeutic process. In addiction, it increases awareness about the fields created by therapist and client and by supervisor and supervisee, and provides support from belonging to the professional community in order to be able to offer the best possible practice for clients.

This training program provides a theoretical and experiential education which aims to develop the skills of a Gestalt supervisor.

Each seminar develops a theoretical framework and a method to supervise psychotherapists from Gestalt therapy perspective. It will also provide hypervisions (supervision of supervision).

The Gestalt group setting of this training will allow all participants to contribute their creativity and expertise, supporting critical reflection at both a theoretical and practical level.

The support and presence of colleagues from many parts of the world and the beauty of Italy will provide the best environment to nourish one’s own skill as a Gestalt supervisor.

Trainers

Scott D. Churchill professor of psychology, University of Dallas (USA)
Scott D. Churchill Professor of psychology, University of Dallas (USA)
Lynne Jacobs, PhD, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) and Pacific Gestalt Institute (PGI), Los Angeles
Lynne Jacobs, PhD, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) and Pacific Gestalt Institute (PGI), Los Angeles (USA)
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Siracusa (Italy)
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Siracusa (Italy)
Miriam Taylor, Gestalt psychotherapist, Academic consultant, London (UK)
Miriam Taylor, Gestalt psychotherapist, Academic consultant, London (UK)
Silvia Tosi - EAGT Accredited supervisor, Trainer at Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Milan (Italy)
Silvia Tosi, EAGT Accredited supervisor, Trainer at Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Milan (Italy)
Rezeda Popova – Clinical and Developmental Psychologist, Volga Region Institute for Gestalt Therapy, Kazan (Russia)
Rezeda Popova – Clinical and Developmental Psychologist, Volga Region Institute for Gestalt Therapy, Kazan (Russia)

Accredited supervisors

Veronika Zhemchuzhnikova - gestalt psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor, Almaty Gestalt Academy, Kazakhstan
Veronika Zhemchuzhnikova – Gestalt psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor, Almaty Gestalt Academy, Kazakhstan
Chiara Zuliani - CV - Psychologist, psychotherapist
Chiara Zuliani –  Psychologist, Trainer at Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Milan (Italy)

Main Topics

First Seminar
Siracusa (Italy), November 24-28, 2024

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
The situation of supervision: ethical issues and aesthetic relational knowledge of the field
Aims of Gestalt therapy supervision and hypervision
The aesthetic and field perspective on supervision
A clinical data sheet based on Gestalt therapy principles for case presentation
Supervising different psychopathological situations

Rezeda Popova
Ethical issues
The EAGT code of ethics
Ethical issues in Gestalt therapy: professional boundaries and relational creativity

Second Seminar
Milano (Italy), April 14-18
, 2025

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Supervising situations of depression, anxiety disturbances including panic attacks
Dimensions of depressive experiences
Different forms of anxious experiences (generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social fobia, specific fobia, panick attacks)

Lynne Jacobs
Supervising situations of personality disturbances
Narcissitic, borderline, schizoid sufferings

Third Seminar
Milano (Italy), October 26-30, 2025

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Supervising situations of serious disturbances
When the sense of self is lost: OCD, psychosis

Silvia Tosi
Supervising situations with developmental issues
Supervising therapeutic situations with families and children
Supervising therapeutic situations with adolescents

Fourth Seminar
Siracusa (Italy), March 9-13, 2026

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Scott Churchill
Description of cases and qualitative research in Gestalt therapy supervision
Phenomenology and mental health
How to support supervisees exploring their experience with clients
Supervising situations with alimentary disorders

Miriam Taylor
Supervising traumatic situations
Risk of re-traumatizing and support to resilience

Fifth Seminar
Siracusa (Italy), October 12-16, 2026

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Supervisors (Chiara Zuliani, Veronika Zhemchuzhnikova)
Being supervisors between art and techné
Supervision cases from participants: the emergence of one’s own style of supervision
Supervising various settings: groups, training programs, organizations

The program is accredited by the EAGT, and accomplishes its requirements and training standards.

The whole program consists in 245 hours: 75 hours of theory and practice; 120 hours of practice; 50 hours of Hypervision.

It includes 5 seminars in presence in 2 years (twice a year), for an amount of 150 hours, and 95 hours of practice of supervision and hypervision online, with accredited supervisors.

The program will last from November 2024 till October 2026.

In order to receive the title of Gestalt Supervisor, accredited by the EAGT, each participant has to present a dissertation on a clinical case of supervision or hypervision, with the modality of SCTS, and fulfill all standard criteria required and openly shared with participants.

Schedule
Five seminars of 30 hours each (150 hours in total), with the following format:
First day: 14.30-19.00 (4.5 h)
Second day: 9.30-13.00 and 14.30-18.00 (7 h)
Third day: 9.30-13.00 and 14.30-18.00 (7 h)
Fourth day: 9.30-13.00 and 14.30-18.00 (7 h)
Fifth day: 9.00-13.30 (4.5 h)

Previous editions
Link to first edition (full booked)
Link to second edition (full booked)
Link to third edition (full booked)
Link to fourth edition (full booked)
Link to fifth edition (full booked)

Language
English

Location
Milan, Italy (second and third seminar)
Siracusa, Italy  (first, fourth and fifth seminar)

Accommodation
Information on different categories of accommodation in the area where the training will take place (the historical center of Milano and Siracusa) will be provided.

Diploma
The diploma of Gestalt Supervisor is awarded to those who attend the full programme and who meet the evaluation criteria (according to the competences described in this link).
The training program is in accordance with the EAGT training standards for supervisors.

Cost
€ 900 per seminar; € 750 per seminar for the first five places for colleagues from Eastern European Countries. Board and lodging are excluded.

Participants
Psychotherapists who have trained in GT and practice as psychotherapists for at least 5 years.
Maximum 20 people.
All standard criteria required to get the title of Gestalt Supervisor will be openly shared with participants.

Information
If you need help you can contact us at [email protected]

Registration
Through the following form. Registration commits participants to attend and pay for the five seminars (in the case of a missed seminar you can attend the next training edition). Participants must sign the EAGT Code of Ethics, send a CV and provide a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

How to join to the Training for Gestalt Supervisors

Send your application through the following form or send an email to [email protected] for assistance

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