Advanced International Training – A Gestalt Therapy Field Approach to Development and Psychopathology

Gestalt Therapy Approach to Psychopathology and Contemporary Disturbances

Gestalt Therapy Field Approach to Development and Psychopathology

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Dr. Psychol. Psychoth.

Two Two-Year International
Advanced Training Program
2019 – 2021 / 2021 – 2023

A training to improve your clinical practice with new developments in Gestalt therapy, neurosciences, phenomenology and research
As Gestalt therapists, how can we approach developmental processes, psychopathology and diagnosis?
How does our theory open new horizons on primary relationships, human suffering and contemporary disturbances?
How does this change our daily practice in supporting people who suffer?
This International Training provides a coherent method to approach new clinical issues related to development, psychopathology and research in clinical practice.


Michele Cannavò
Michele Cannavò (Italy)
Lynne Jacobs USA Los Angeles PGI Gestalt Therapy
Lynne Jacobs (USA)
James Kepner (USA)
James Kepner (USA)
Sergio La Rosa (Argentina)
Betram Müller (Germany)
Betram Müller (Germany)
Antonio Narsizi (Italy)
Jan Roubal (Czech Republic)
Jan Roubal (Czech Republic)
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb (Italy)
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb (Italy)
Miriam Taylor, Gestalt psychotherapist, Academic consultant, London (UK)
Miriam Taylor (UK)
Carmen Vazquez Bandin (Spain)

Main Topics

First program
Development and the body in clinical practice and neurosciences

Milano (Italy), October, 16-20, 2019

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Development and psychopathology as a function of the field: the Aesthetic Relational Knowledge

James Kepner
Embodied adaptations to dilemmas of contact in development and neurosciences

Online, November, 11-14, 2020

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Sexual issues and suffering connected with gender

Bertram Müller
Anxiety disturbances, phobia and panic disorder

Online, February 4, 2021
11.00 AM to 2.00 PM, 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Personality disorders: the development of narcissistic
experiences – part I

Online, March 6-7, 2021
10.00 AM to 2.00 PM, 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM

Carmen Vazquez Bandin
Psychosomatic disorders

Online, April 14, 2021
11.00 AM to 2.00 PM, 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Personality disorders: the development of narcissistic
experiences – part II

Online, May 31 – June 1, 2021
10.00 AM to 2.00 PM, 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Suffering fields of contact: the use of co-therapy as a triadic field
(with Sergio La Rosa on Friday and Saturday)

Online,  June  3-4, 2021
10.00 AM to 2.00 PM, 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM

Miriam Taylor
Trauma and post-traumatic disorders

Second program
Psychopathological issues and research in clinical practice

Milano (Italy), November, 10-14, 2021

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Eating disorders.
The dance steps between therapist and client: an observational tool for research and supervision

Lynne Jacobs
Schizoid Adaptation

Roma (Italy), March, 23-27, 2022

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Personality disorders: borderline experiences

Antonio Narzisi
Disturbances of Autistic Spectrum

Palermo (Italy), November, 9-13, 2022

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Obsessive and compulsive experiences

Jan Roubal
Depressive experiences.
Using the single case study in clinical practice

Siracusa (Italy), May 31 – June 4, 2023

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Dissociation and violence in intimate and social contexts
Psychotic experiences
(with Michele Cannavò on Friday and Saturday)

Maximum 30 people, previous training in Gestalt therapy and a minimum of clinical experience is required.
Year Schedule
Two 5-days seminars per year
(from Wednesday to Sunday, 34 hours per
Seminar Time Schedule:
Wednesday: 2 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm /
2 pm – 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 2 pm

Information on different categories of accommodation in the area where the
training will take place (the historical center of Roma, Milano, Siracusa and Palermo) will be provided.
Classical Performances at Greek Theatre
Participants will be able to see performances at the Greek Theatre – with a
discount – from mid May till mid June, during the two seminars in Siracusa.

[email protected]
Through the following form

700 Euro per seminar (board and lodging excluded).
Discounts are available for those who attend at least one two-year program.
550 Euro per seminar for the first five places for colleagues from Eastern
European Countries (board and lodging excluded).
It’s possible to attend the whole four-year program as well as just one
of the two two-year programs.
Those participants who cannot participate in one or more seminars will be admitted to participate to the same seminar(s) of the next edition.

How to join the Advanced International Training Program

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