It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Marga Berends. Marga passed away yesterday afternoon.
Marga was the essence of kindness, of duty, of genuine humanity. Marga’s joy for life transmitted where ever she had taken her smile and the sparkle in her eyes. Her beauty will never be extinguished from our minds.
Marga was highly valued member of our EAGT team for more than 15 years. We used to call her the heart and brain of EAGT. For many of us she was also a close friend and wonderful colleague.
She kept surprising us by her open and honest attitude, strength and aliveness, and her sense of humor, especially in the recent months when she was facing the relapse. Her way of being in these difficult moments of her life inspired many of us. She will be missed tremendously.
Marga will be lovingly remembered by her husband Geert and her family and friends. And by so many people who had been honored to know her.
Let us keep Marga’s family and friends in our thoughts as they go through most difficult times.
Margas’s funeral will be on Monday August, 6th at 14:00 at Cereshof at Ceresstraat 4A, Stadskanaal.
EAGT will be represented at the funeral by members of the EC.
You are welcome to leave your condolences via email or our facebook page.
We kindly ask you to forward this message to your teams and organizations.
For the 4th time therapists, researchers and students will meet and discuss many important questions related to psychotherapy from the Gestalt perspective.
The Gestalt Research Conference will take place from 29th May to 1st June, 2019 at the Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile. The most renowned contemporary researchers and practitioners of psychotherapy have already confirmed their participation – among them Prof. Michael Lambert, Prof. Clara Hill, Prof. Mariane Krause confirmed their presence as keynote speakers.
Michael Lambert, PhD – His research spans 30 years and has emphasized psychotherapy outcome, process and the measurement of change. He has edited, authored, or co-authored nine academic research based books, and 40 book chapters, while publishing over 150 scientific articles on treatment outcomes. He also has been in private practice as a psychotherapist throughout his career.
Clara Hill, PhD – Her major research interests are helping skills, psychotherapy process and outcome, training therapists, dream work, qualitative research, and meaning in life. She has published over 220 journal articles, over 65 chapters in books, and 14 books (including Helping Skills, Dream Work in Therapy, Insight in Psychotherapy, Transformation in Psychotherapy, Consensual Qualitative Research, and Meaning in Life).
Mariane Krause, PhD – Her areas of research are change processes in psychotherapy, depression, and the interaction between sociocultural and mental health conditions. She has led several research projects in these areas, with funding from the Millennium Scientific Initiative of the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism, the National Committee of Scientific and Technological Research, and the United Nations Development Program.
This is wonderful opportunityfor ALL who are interested in Gestalt therapy and science. Also for those who are looking for networking possibilities and inspiration. And of course for young and experienced researchers who are warmly welcome to present their projects or initiate new ones. The early bird fee is 300 USD.
And last but not least this conference is in line with the three previous ones held in Cape Cod (2013, 2015) and Paris (2017) sponsored by AAGT, GISC and EAGT, and also with the educational seminar “Research in Gestalt Therapy. Introducing research methods to Gestalt practitioners” organized in 2014 by EAGT.
We all can support the organizers by spreading the news about this exciting event. It will be warmly welcomed you inform your NOGTs members.
Key Dates: • August 31st, 2018: Early bird registration deadline
• September 15th, 2018: Deadline to submit abstracts
• October 15th, 2018: Notice of abstract acceptance
• October 30th, 2018: Deadline to presenters registration