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New Contemporary Gestalt Therapy – Film Screening and Discussion

New Contemporary Gestalt Therapy - Film Screening and Discussion

29Oct7:00 pm9:00 pmNew Contemporary Gestalt Therapy - Film Screening and DiscussionAn evening Film Screening + Panel discussion with Robert Resnick7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00) 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest NSW 2065

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About this Film Screening

“Under the radar” for almost 50 years, Bob Resnick’s new Contemporary Gestalt Therapy films demonstrate the power of a non-interpretive, phenomenological and dialogic approach to psychotherapy.

Beginning with a short theory film grounded in existentialism, field theory, phenomenology, dialogue and self-regulation, emphasizing process, and awareness, Dr. Resnick will present both developmental and therapeutic models of the Gestalt Therapy Approach. This will be followed by two actual therapy sessions with real people, dealing with real issues with a real therapist and in real time.

Nothing has been edited out nor added and there are no actors or scripts. The screening is open to the public and especially therapists as an educational project. Bring your biases, (if any), your open-mindedness to perceptually reorganize (hopefully) and your sense of humor (please).

This is a unique opportunity to see a world-renowned psychotherapy trainer in action through unedited films followed by comments, questions, comparisons and dialogue.

This presentation welcomes both seasoned therapists interested in adding recent advances in contemporary Gestalt Therapy to their current knowledge and practice as well as therapist or students not familiar with contemporary Gestalt Therapy.



Robert (Bob), has been a Gestalt and Couples Therapist for 50 years and an international trainer for 45 years.

Trained (1965-1970) and personally certified (1969) by Drs. Fritz Perls and James Simkin, he is the youngest of the “old timers”. Dr. Resnick was chosen by Fritz Perls to be the first Gestalt Therapist to introduce Gestalt Therapy to Europe in the summer of 1969 where he presented both a lecture and a training workshop.

He has been presenting Gestalt and Couples training workshops in Europe and worldwide continually since that time. His interview “Gestalt Therapy: Principles Prisms and Perspectives” defining his views of Gestalt Therapy at that time, appears in the summer 1995 issue of the British Gestalt Journal. “The Recursive Loop of Shame” appears in the Gestalt Review 1997. “Chicken Soup Is Poison” (Perls Festschrift) circa 1967.

He is currently screening a series of contemporary Couples Therapy and Gestalt Therapy video demonstration and training fims. His first clinical practicum (while moonlighting as a Columbia University graduate student) was driving a New York taxicab.

Bob’s style is warm and engaging and he speaks with clarity and humour. And yes, the Resnicks are frequently happily married.

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