» This is a collection of writings by members of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy previously published from 2000 to 2014. Here you will find essays with much in common and with important differences. These papers reflect the authors’ relationship to the institute and offer what they believe is representative of their work. This collection exemplifies the institute: our membership, our mission our sense of history—and marks our place in contemporary gestalt therapy. «
Dan Bloom JD, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. Dan had been an attorney in New York before he became a psychotherapist. Among his trainers in gestalt therapy were Laura Perls, Isadore From, Richard Kitzler, and Patrick Kelley.
Dan is a Fellow and past president of New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, past president of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy and a member and psychotherapy certificate holder of the European Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy.
He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges, an associate editor of the Gestalt Review, book review editor of Quaderni di Gestalt and a member of the Scientific Board of the Gestalt Therapy Book Series published by FrancoAngeli. Dan has published articles and chapters and edited books on gestalt theory and practice. His own writing often focuses on contemporary gestalt therapy from phenomenological and existential perspectives.
Dan teaches and is adjunct faculty at many gestalt therapy institutes around the world. He independently trains and supervises gestalt therapists independently. Dan has presents workshops at many international conferences.
He can be contacted at through his website, www.nydowntowntherapist.com or at email@example.com.
Brian O’Neill, B.A. (Hons), MAPS is co-director of the Illawarra Gestalt Centre, past president of AAGT and on the editorial boards of the Gestalt Review and Studies in Gestalt. He has published on field theory, relationship therapy and edited the text Community. Psychotherapy and Life Focus: A Gestalt Anthology of the History, Theory and Practice of Living in Community (Ravenwood Press). He has collaborated with his wife Jenny in writing on gestalt couples therapy and the use of group in training and they have been training and supervising therapists for many years both in Australia and internationally. Brian is currently a senior fellow in mental health at the University of Wollongong and a senior manager of a couples and family therapy service in Queensland. As well as bringing gestalt therapy to the relationship field, he has worked extensively in Drug and Alcohol (was Head of the NSW State Drug Treatment Unit), and Mental Health (awarded the Australia and New Zealand Gold Medal for mental health achievement by the Governor General, Sir William Deane)