Marcia Rozran Turbiner Ph.D. is a 1983 graduate of the Gestalt Institute of New England – Pittsburgh, Program. She is a faculty member of the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh. Marcia has participated in advanced training in Gestalt Therapy since 1985.
Marcia Rozran Turbiner Ph.D. is a Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Counselor, and National Board Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice with offices in downtown Pittsburgh and Shaler. Dr. Turbiner has provided psychotherapy, education, training, supervision and consulting services to individuals, couples, groups, schools, and companies for thirty-eight years. As a consultant-trainer, Marcia provided numerous seminars on such topics as assertiveness, change, crisis management, communication and humor.
Dr. Turbiner received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, her Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Among many positions Marcia held over the years are Senior Psychological Counselor and Coordinator at Point Park College, adjunct faculty member at Allegheny Community College, Allegheny campus, and Leadership Trainer at Shadyside Academy Senior School. From Key-Note Speaker on humor at Allegheny Community College’s South Campus, to presenting “The Female Experience of Self” at the International Imagery Conference, Dr. Turbiner has been strongly influenced by Gestalt Theory, Milton Erickson’s Hypnotherapy and Psychodrama.
An activist since the ’70’s, Marcia participated in NOW and organized and ran a three year Women’s Consciousness-Raising Group for the Public Health Service Hospital on Staten Island. Later, moving to NYC she was instrumental in starting a multi-cultural club for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital’s Winston House where woman shared their stories and cultures. In Pittsburgh, Marcia participated in Anti-Racism Training with the YWCA and facilitated groups in their yearly Sister-to-Sister conferences.
Marcia is married to Ray McGogney who is active in the Gay and Lesbian Educational Network where he educates teachers and organizations on fair and safe environments for everyone. Together, they have five children and three grandsons.