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therapy method

ofline, in Lviv

Open recruitment to the group

May 30, 2025

The Kyiv Institute of Gestalt and Psychodrama invites you to an educational project


Second stage of the training of Gestalt therapists

start of the training

May 30-June 1, 2025

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training period

the program consists of 20 study cycles and lasts 4.5 years


study schedule

  • one educational cycle (module) - 3 days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • educational meetings take place once every 2-3 months


cost of education

  • the cost of one educational module is 180 USD (or at the commercial exchange rate in hryvnias on the day of payment)

  • tuition is paid separately for each module

  • to join the group, you must pay for the first and last module


trainers of the program

  • Natalia Turbovets

  • Victoria Varga

  • Valentina Neikova-Mokhova

  • Serhii Gaidai

  • Nadia Rekhtin

  • Iryna Shcherbakova

  • Maryna Margitich


certificate of completion of the program

As a result of passing the program and attestation, students receive a certificate from KIGiP (Kyiv Institute of Gestalt and Psychodrama), which meets the international requirements of the European Association of Gestalt Therapists.


Optionally, students can continue their studies to obtain an international certificate of  GATLA (Gestalt Trainers Association of Los Angeles) or submit a package of documents for certification in EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapists).


You can familiarize yourself with the program of this part of the study in  the Third stage section

Main topics of educational cycles

at the Second stageof education 

1. The history of the emergence and development of Gestalt therapy.

Phenomenology in Gestalt therapy, the main principles of the phenomenological approach.

Introduction of the Code of Ethics.


2. The Cycle of contact, creative adaptation and its types, organism and environment.

The concept of a human as a system.

Field theory. Contact interruption mechanisms and methods of working with them.


3. SELF theory in Gestalt therapy: ID function, EGO function, PERSONALITY function and features of their interaction.

SELF as a process of organization of contact in the "organism-environment" field.

SELF dysfunction.


4.Experiment in Gestalt therapy: definition, purpose and classification.

Intensification of movements (amplification), empty chair, role exchange, dialogue of "parts", reaction, completion of unfinished situations, principles of designing a Gestalt experiment.

Work with polarities.

A creative approach is one of the fundamental principles of the Gestalt therapist's work.


5. Assimilation meeting, work under supervision.


6. Psychosomatics in Gestalt therapy.

Various theoretical models of psychosomatic disorders.

Bodily phenomena and psychosomatic symptoms.


7. Work with psychological trauma and PTSD:
Etiology, differential diagnosis, features of therapeutic interventions.

Working with loss, grief and existential experiences.


8. Gestalt therapy in clinical practice: norm and pathology from the point of view of Gestalt theory.


Differential diagnosis, DSM-V, psychodynamic diagnosis, Gestalt diagnosis.


9. Supervision. Gestalt therapist work strategies on various topics.

10. Dialogue, contact, existentialism.

Dialogue and therapeutic relationships in existential approaches.

The essence of the Gestalt therapist's dialogical position.


11. Gestalt therapy in working with families.

Evolutionary-phenomenological model of relations in parenthood: phases.

Basic techniques of working with couples and families


12. Creative methods in Gestalt therapy:
sculpting, working with a drawing, metaphor, dream, images. Modality of contact.

13. Supervision. Solving therapeutic tasks in short-term Gestalt therapy

14. Theory of Gestalt therapy development and traumatic experience in early childhood.

The concept of psychopathology in Gestalt therapy: neurotic, borderline, psychotic and traumatic level of functioning.


15. Gestalt approach in working with groups.

Characteristics of the group process, stages of group formation, position of the leader and his interventions at each stage.

The field phenomenon in group dynamics.


16. Body process in Gestalt therapy.

Holistic bodymind approach.

The therapeutic position of the Gestalt therapist in working with the bodily process.

Kinesthetic resonance.

Ways of organizing contact implemented in the body.

Body structure.


17. Therapeutic relationship:
transference and countertransference, features of long-term relationships with clients, setting and framework of client-therapeutic relationships.

Ethical requirements and norms in therapeutic practice.


18. The Theory of Gestalt therapy exam


19. Supervision. Preliminary assessment of readiness for the certification demonstration of work.

20. Final meeting. Demonstration of work under supervision.

Requirements for obtaining a Gestalt therapist certificate according to standards

Kyiv Institute of Gestalt and Psychodrama, 

and the European Association of Gestalt therapists

Introduction to Gestalt Counseling and Gestalt-therapy (1 stage)

Higher Education in:

  • psychology (psychologist)

  • medicine (doctor-psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist,

  • narcologist, sexologist)

Participation in three-day practical training seminars, 20 seminars, 600 academic hours

Self-directed work in small study groups, at least 200 academic hours

Lectures on Gestalt therapy, 8 lectures (Basic course of lectures on Gestalt therapy)

Half an hour supervised session at the final stage of training

Description of long-term work with a client: at least three clients, at least ten meetings with each

Personal individual therapy, at least 50 therapeutic hours (50 minutes)

Group psychotherapy, at least 200 therapeutic hours (50 minutes)

Supervision, at least 150 academic hours, of which:

  • 15 demonstrations of work in a small group,

  • 15 individual supervisions (5 of which are credits) with a supervisor, based on work with real clients,

  • 120 hours in group supervision format. 

Completion of 2 KIGiP specializations:

  • propaedeutic of psychiatry

  • to choose from available 

Participation in the Psychological Intensive of KIGiP (two intensives)

Participation in the KIGiP conference

Practice with a real client, 100 hours

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Anastasiia Yakhontova,

project manager

phone/viber 38 099 058 32 60


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