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40 Years Of Gestalt In Pittsburgh Conference & Celebration

Reconnect-Review-Renew Contemporary issues in Gestalt Therapy

Join us as we spend the day learning together and the evening celebrating with members of the Gestalt Community, Program Graduates and the many friends of Gestalt Institute in Pittsburgh

Conference will include a variety of seminars Featuring Lee Geltman, Former President of the Gestalt Institute of New England and members the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh Faculty and staff

When: June 8, 2019, conference from 9AM – 5PM, anniversary celebration from 6PM – 9PM

Location: Carlow University’s AJ Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology – 5th Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Morning Session $50 includes continental breakfast
Afternoon Session $50 includes lunch
Anniversary Celebration $50 includes dinner
Attend all 3 for a discounted fee of $135

Earn 5 Continuing Education Credits (APA and NCC approved)
Register Here!
Seminar details:
1. Taking Trauma Therapy into the Room: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Sexual Assault Counseling 
 Presenters: Marisa Floro, LCSW and Erin Kelly, LCSW
The goal of this seminar is to enhance practice of trauma-focused care based on Gestalt therapy techniques. Practical therapeutic interventions will be presented that enhance trauma-informed practice in a variety of clinical settings. Case studies will be presented that will provide an opportunity to learn techniques that enhance clinical skills and provide further understanding of hidden presentations of trauma, as well as the impact of counter-transference in trauma work. Focus will include how to navigate the difficulties of client disclosures and conversations about traumatic experiences, and therapist’s levels of comfort and discomfort as they adhere to treatment protocols. Gestalt theory and methods that promote healing from trauma will be taught in a lecture/discussion format. Of primary importance will be a focus on supporting each clinician’s ability to sustain contact throughout the therapeutic encounter. 

Marisa Floro, LCSW Marisa Floro is a Licensed Clinical […]

By |April 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments|

Now accepting applications for the Eta Cohort beginning in September 2019

We are now accepting applications for the Eta Cohort that will begin in September 2019.  Please contact Dr. Petrone if you are interested in attending one of our Selection/Information meetings, (the first step in the application process)

Here is where you can access information about our Two Year training program.

By |July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments|

2018 Fall Seminar Series

Satisfy both ethics and suicide prevention CE requirements with two seminars in one afternoon, presented by Dr. Maura Krushinski. Register for one or both seminars by downloading the registration forms below. Register early, the number of participants in these seminars is limited.

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Location: 1824 Murray Avenue #201, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

A Gestalt Approach to Ethical Diagnosis and Treatment

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Time: 1:00 – 4:15 p.m.      

Fee: $95

Suicide Prevention Training for Mental Health Professionals

This Suicide Prevention seminar provides the opportunity to satisfy the CE requirement of the Matt Adler Act. Pennsylvania: HB 64 (adopted 7/8/16). Requires psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors to receive at least one (1) hour of continuing education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management as a portion of the total continuing education required for license renewal. Titled the “Matt Adler Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Act.”

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Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $30

By |July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments|

AAGT International Conference

Fifteen members of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh Community are traveling to the AAGT International conference in August, in Toronto.


Members of the Gestalt institute of Pittsburgh attended the AAGT conference in Toronto.

Watch this space for information from the attendees about their experience at the conference.

By |July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments|

Therapeutic Work with Birth Trauma Clients – Creating a Healing Process – Rescheduled for Fall

Please note that the seminar by Dinnie Goldring:

Therapeutic Work with Birth Trauma Clients – Creating a Healing Process

Friday- MAY 4, 2018  

Has been rescheduled for the fall

By |April 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments|

2018 Spring Seminar Series Info

All Seminars Located at:
1824 Murray Avenue #201
Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

For program information and registration form, click on seminar title.

*Student Discounts Available – Contact Dr. Petrone*
Gestalt therapy continues to be a highly
regarded and effective treatment modality.
This seminar provides the opportunity to learn
core aspects of Gestalt theory and their
application with a variety of treatment concerns

Friday, April 13, 2018
1:00 – 4:15 PM

Presenter: Thomas Petrone, Ed.D.

Special Reduced Tuition: $65 (this seminar only)


This seminar is designed to identify and explore the impact of grief following the death of client’s loved ones. It will provide methods of responding beyond basic level therapeutic skills and use of platitudes that are often relied upon to demonstrate support and understanding. It will teach methods to reduce the isolation of grief and to create open and honest conversations about death.

Friday, April 27, 2018
1:00 – 4:15 PM

Presenters: Dr. Maura Krushinski, Psychologist, LPC, ACS
featuring Debbie Witchel, MA, NCC, LPC

Tuition: $95


By |January 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments|

Now accepting applications for 2017 Zeta Cohort

We are currently accepting applications for the Zeta Cohort beginning in September 2017.

Check back later for more information!

Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh
1824 Murray Avenue # 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-2205
Fax 421-2750

By |March 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments|

2017 Spring Seminar Series now available!

Check out our Seminar page for all info on our Spring 2017 Seminars
Click here to download the PDF Flyer

Don’t wait to register these seminars fill up quickly and space is limited!

Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh
1824 Murray Avenue # 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-2205
Fax 421-2750

By |March 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments|

The Childbearing Program by Dinnie Goldring will continue this fall with trainings on Post-partum (October) and on Pregnancy Loss (December)

The Childrbaring Program by Dinnie Goldring will continue this fall with trainings on Post-partum (October) and on Pregnancy Loss (December)
Dates and details to follow!

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By |June 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments|

Fall Seminar series registration is now open!

Fall Seminar series registration is now open.  Go to the Seminar tab for more information on our expanded seminar training series for this fall.



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