Location & Components

DATES: Gestalt Therapy Training in Tralee, Ireland: July 16 – 28, 2017

LOCATION: GATLA is very pleased to announce our programs for Summer 2017 will be held at the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland www.meadowlandshotel.com This compact, traditional hotel is situated just 1km from Tralee Town Center. It is a charming and intimate hotel with Jonny Frank’s Bar featuring an open fire and a cascading staircase leading to the Library and many traditional music sessions. There are endless activities for free days: visiting the Ring of Kerry -­‐ one of the most famous scenic drives in Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula with its stunning views of hills, mountains, cliffs, sandy beaches and the charming town and harbor of Dingle, the Skellig Islands just 12km from the South West Coast, hiking, walking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, fishing, surfing, whale, dolphin and bird watching as well as an evening in the National Folk Theater in Tralee.

Link to hotel website: www.meadowlandshotel.com


  • Group meetings in which participants observe trainers work and practice Gestalt therapy with supervision
  • Cutting edge theory presentations
  • Trios/Quartets for individualized practice daily
  • Optional daily individual therapy provided by members of upper groups to members of lower groups with supervisor sitting in on each session

FEES: (please click here to register)
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Early Registration (before March 30, 2017) – Basic/Advanced Groups
Individual Registration: $3345.00 Deposit: $1673.00
Group of 5 Register registering together $3095.00 (each) Deposit: $1548.00
Early Registration (before March 30, 2017) – Adv Int, Clinical Practicum, MasterClass:
Individual Registration: $3595.00 Deposit: $1798.00
Group of 5 Registering together: $3295.00 (each) Deposit: $1648.00
After March 30, 2017
Individual Basic or Advanced: $3,595.00 Deposit: $1798.00
Individual Adv. Intensive, C.P., Master Class $3,895.00 Deposit: $1998.00
Single room supplement: $900.00

Discounts may not be combined. Those attending both the Couples and the Gestalt Programs will receive a 15% discount on both programs.

FACULTY: Each group will work with three of the following faculty: Core Faculty: Rita Resnick, Ph.D.; Robert W. Resnick, Ph.D. Guest Faculty: Nifont Dolgopolov, Ph.D.; Liv Estrup, M.A.; Helen Kennedy, BA (Hons.); Jay Levin, M.A. (Clin. Psych.); Juraj Rektor, M.D.; Zish Ziembinski, M.Psych.  By invitation, Group Leaders from many different countries will be added to the staff.

EVENING PROGRAMS:  Optional evening presentations have been traditionally scheduled wherein both faculty and participants present and discuss their current interests or expertise. The rich and bountiful backgrounds of therapists from 25-30 different countries and cultures provide an outstanding array of presentations. Other evening activities include singing around the piano, playing guitars, dancing to the music of many countries, arguing theory over a glass of wine, quietly sitting or walking under the stars, telling jokes, etc. In short, we are a wonderful, warm and ongoing community that welcomes new members.

THEORY TRACKS: Each participant will be asked to choose one of our optional theory tracks (Basic group members will be placed in the Introductory Gestalt Therapy Theory track). Theory tracks cover current clinical, theoretical and/or practical and professional issues and are organized so that various presenters are integrated into the overall track emphasis. Each track will have a faculty coordinator. Upon registration, each participant will be sent a list of the theory tracks available and asked for their preferences.

Led by DOUG ABERLE, M.ENG.SC (an Organizational Consultant from Perth, Australia)
For those participants with a background or an interest in working in organizational settings, a separate Organizational Applications (OA) theory and practice track, from a Gestalt perspective, will be conducted throughout the workshop. The OA track will involve introductory sessions where the theoretical basis for working from a Gestalt perspective in organizations is presented and an actual organizational transformation is described. Further sessions will involve the examination of live cases brought by participants. This provides the opportunity for participants to gain insights into organizational challenges as well as reflect on the application of Gestalt principles in the workplace.
Contact GATLA for additional information www.info@gatla.org

Led by: ANNA TANALSKA-DULEBA, M.A. (A Gestalt therapist from Warszawa, Poland)
This theory track will present a way of working with multigenerational families. The theoretical basis for this work is derived from Gestalt therapy theory with some understandings and techniques from systemic, constructionist and narrative approaches. The purpose of this form of working is to help families to start dialogue – to talk to each other and to listen each other, to widen the family’s perspective on their lives and to loosen their story/stories as well as providing alternative ways of understanding their situation. Participants in this track will have an opportunity to practice working with families and to get familiar with working in cotherapy and with a reflecting team.