Lecture by Italian Professor Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Healing reciprocity: Gestalt therapy process of change and the field

26 April

26 04 2019 geshtald

April 26, 2019

On April 26, the Department of Psychology of RANEPA Institute for Social Sciences (ISS), in partnership with the Moscow Gestalt Institute, organized a lecture by Professor Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb (Italy), Healing reciprocity: Gestalt therapy process of change and the field.

The lecture will be devoted to changes in the therapist-client relationship considered in gestalt therapy as a matter of the field. When the whole field (or situation) changes, both therapist and client participate in this change, moving in a harmonic way. In their different roles they move to each other making a healing “dance.” This implies three main concepts: the crucial role of the active presence of the therapist, each participant’s resonance to the movement of the other, and the co-creation of a third reality which is the dance. M. Spagnuolo Lobb has been working to validate her “dance steps” model, which allows observing the healing interactions between therapist and client in the phenomenological and aesthetic perspective.

Professor Spagnuolo Lobb is a world renowned expert in gestalt therapy. She has been President and is now first Honorary Member of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) and a full member of a number of international societies uniting gestalt therapists and gestalt therapy researchers; she has numerous awards. She heads Advanced International Training Programs in Gestalt Therapy Field Approach to Development and Psychopathology, training Programs for Supervisors and Summer Programs for psychotherapists. The professor conducts seminars and trainings on gestalt therapy and collaborates with research groups in more than 20 countries including the UK, France, the Czech Republic, and Russia. Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb is the author of numerous publications on gestalt therapy, and her book Now for Next has been translated into Russian.


Date: April 26 at 19.00.
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