General Information

ELIGIBILITY: The training programs are open to psychotherapists and qualified counselors and to those in advanced levels of training to become therapists. Allied professionals (e.g. Clergy, Nurses, Educators, Physicians, Organizational Consultants, etc.) may apply. All qualified professionals are welcome without regard to race, sex, ethnic origin, religion, age, or sexual orientation.

VIDEO: With prior consent, filming of groups with Robert W. Resnick, Ph.D. will be done with a view toward creating demonstration and training tapes. Presentations of Gestalt Visitors may also be taped.

TRANSPORTATION: The best large city to fly into in Italy is Rome.  From the Rome airport you must get to the main train station in Rome – Termini Station.  From there you can take a two-hour ride directly to the Assisi station, or you can save a few Euros by taking a route with a few stops. The train leaving from Rome’s Termini Station stops in Foligno but the trip is still only around two hours. Trains leave every 45 minutes.  Once in Assisi, take a taxi to the hotel – about a 10-minute ride.  You can also take a Ryanair flight from Stanstead, London to Perugia (a regional airport about 20 minutes away from Assisi) or Ryanair flights from Brussels to Perugia or Frankfort, Germany to Perugia from their secondary airports.

If you are flying from the USA or Australia via a gateway city, be sure to check airports as your international flights may arrive at one airport and the flight to Italy may depart from another.  If you are traveling from another continent, please arrive in Europe a few days before our program begins to start getting over jetlag.

COSTS: (All fees include tuition, twin accommodation with private bath, all meals and coffee beaks including the “free days”). If you are wiring money to the GATLA bank account, please be sure to include all bank costs – yours and GATLA’s.

Couples Therapy Training Workshop: July 7-13, 2019

Before March 30, 2019 – Early Registration
Introductory Group: $1910.00
Advanced Group: $2175.00

After March 30, 2019
Introductory Group: $2195.00
Advanced Group: $2370.00

Model Couples: $1140.00 (per person)

Single room supplement: $450.00

Gestalt Therapy Training Workshop: July 14-26, 2019

Early Registration (Before March 30, 2019):
Individual Registration Introductory/Advanced Groups: $3645.00
Group of 5 Registering together (Introductory/Advanced Groups): $3395.00 (each)
Individual Registration (Adv Intensive, Clinical Practicum, MasterClass): $3895.00,
Group of 5 Registering together(Adv Int, CP, MasterClass): $3595.00 (each)

After March 30, 2019:
Introductory/ Advanced Groups: $3895.00

Adv Int, Clinical Practicum, MasterClass: $4195.00

Single Room Supplement: $900.00

Discounts May Not be combined.  Those attending both the Couples and the Gestalt groups will receive a 15% discount on both programs.

All payments must be made in U.S. dollars by check, international money order, or direct deposit into GATLA’s Bank Account. If paying by direct deposit, please be sure to pay ALL fees for both the sending and receiving bank.  If paying by check submit a cashiers check (not draft) from an international bank in U.S. dollars  and drawn on a U.S. bank. Make Check payable to: GATLA. Alternatively, fees may be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal) by mail or securely online BY CLICKING HERE

CANCELATIONS: Requests must be made in writing. A $100.00 per person processing fee will deducted from the refund. A full refund will be made for requests received by May 1, 2019. A 50 % refund (of the full fee) will be granted for requests received between May 1 and June 1, 2019. No refunds will be issued for requests received after June 1, 2019. Applications are not complete without a deposit prior to June 1 and applications after June 1 must be accompanied by the full fee.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of partial tuition scholarships (based on need and in order of date of application) are available. Please request a scholarship application form or download one from the GATLA website. DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: May 30, 2019. The earlier the request, the more likely scholarship assistance will be available. No registration or scholarship request will be considered without a completed scholarship application form and a deposit (minimum US$ 500.00). If GATLA is able to grant the amount of scholarship you are requesting and/or if you accept the amount GATLA offers, your deposit it then non refundable. Contact us for additional scholarship information.


  • 15% Discount if you attend Couples & Gestalt Programs.
  • Groups of five or more participants registering (including deposits) at the same time for either or both programs must register in the following manner:* One person in the group must take responsibility for emailing the names the 5 or more persons to Rita Resnick. He/she must make sure all registration forms and deposits (or full fees) are submitted and paid at the same time. Once the 5 registrations (including deposits) have been received, other participants MAY NOT join an existing group. If a participant drops out of a group making it less than 5, the early registration discount will be forfeited by all unless a substitute (a new participant — not yet registered) is provided in a timely manner. These discounts, different from other years, apply only for early registration.
  • Any returning participant who brings a full fee new participant to the program will receive a 15% discount, two full free new participants a 30% discount, three 45%, four 60% and five 80%.
  • For any registration after May 1, 2019, full payment must accompany registration unless other arrangements are requested and agreed upon.
  • Registration Deadlines: New participants: June 1,  Returning participants: June 30, 2019.

*Discounts and scholarships of any kind may not be combined. In the event an applicant qualifies for more than one discount, he/she will receive the highest one only.

CREDIT: GATLA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GATLA maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. These courses meet the qualifications for 28 hours (Couples) and 63 hours (Gestalt 12 day program) of continuing education credit for Psychologists.  GATLA’s training program content builds upon doctoral level training and draws upon generally accepted psychological theory, research based psychological concepts, and clinical outcome studies.

GATLA provides CE credits for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by California Board of Behavioral Sciences. GATLA is a continuing education provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider No. CEP 12365.