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Phil Brownell April 4th, 2007 10:57 PM

AAGT Manchester Gestalt Conference
People might like to know of the 9th International conference for gestalt therapy of the AAGT, which will be held in Manchester, England, July 23-27, 2008. You can check out the development of the conference by looking at its web site ( The theme of the conference is "Borders and Bridges: Differentiation in Contact."

Phil Brownell September 21st, 2007 07:21 PM

Call for Proposals

"Borders and Bridges: Differentiation in Contact"
Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy - An International Community
9th International Conference

Manchester, England
July 23-27, 2008

Join Keynote Speakers Gaie Houston and Malcolm Parlett, with Lynne Jacobs, Daan Van Baalen, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, and colleagues from around the world, such as Talia Levine Bar Yoseph, Sylvia Fleming Crocker, Michael Clemmens, Charles and Ann Bowman, Brian and Jenny O’Neill, Seán Gaffney, Peter Philippson, Dan Bloom, Bud Feder, Joseph Melnick, Susan Gregory, Philip Brownell, Ansel Woldt, Marlene Blumenthal, Gary Yontef, and Conference Convenor, Sarah Fallon.

Opening ceremonies will be on the evening of Wednesday, July 23rd.

THEME - “Borders and Bridges: Differentiation in Contact”
Borders and Bridges will be a celebration and exploration of meeting whilst acknowledging differences -- maintaining awareness of the dissimilarity, uniqueness and novelty in our experiences, interests, perspectives, theories, cultures, and the process of differentiation or "making-different" in and of itself. Standing side-by-side, we invite you to explore our standing apart whilst building bridges toward one another.

We encourage innovative and creative presentations, student papers, and presentations based on research projects relating the conference theme to gestalt theory, neuroscience and mind-body dimensions of gestalt practice, transpersonal dynamics, spiritual and religious experience, clinical practice, social justice, and organizational change. Presentations may be theoretical, clinical, and/or experiential, and they may be demonstrations, panels, video presentations, and/or discussions. Conference presentations will be approximately two hours in length, allowing time for participant discussion, and will be selected by the conference planning committee following blind peer review.

See current program details at
See current pre-conference workshops and marathons at

November 15, 2007


Pre-Conference Workshops - Peer Reviewed Presentations - Plenaries - Small Process Group Sessions – Keynote Address and Invited Presentations - Community Meetings - Dinner Dance and Other Social Events.


Instructions will soon be posted on the AAGT website ( Look for "2008 Conference Registration" at the bottom of the home page.

Continuing Education credit will be offered to attendees. The AAGT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education to psychologists. The AAGT maintains responsibility for the program. It is also approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), California Board of Registered Nurses, California Board of Behavioral Sciences for Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselors and Licensed Social Workers.

Those wishing to submit a proposal are encouraged to download a presentation proposal form directly from the conference website (, complete it, and send it via email attachment to People can also request that an email-based form be forwarded to them directly by sending a request to


The Call for proposals utilizes TWO presentation proposal forms. Form A has identifying information on it, but form B is anonymous and used to facilitate our blind peer review process. People have two options in completing the forms: (1) download the forms in MS Word format, fill out the interactive form fields that are included on them, save them to a file on your computer, and then attach them to an email message, sent to our peer review committee (; (2) send a message asking for an email version of the forms, complete the information asked for, all within the body of the email, and then send it to our peer review committee (

OPTION ONE: Go to the web page ( and click on the links identified as forms A and B below to download the forms to your computer; fill them out using the instructions on them, and send them in.

Form A

Form B

OPTION TWO: send a message to asking that the forms be sent to you via email. Fill them out and send them in, according to the instructions found on the forms.

[The presentation proposal process for this conference is conducted by electronic means, so there is no address for sending these documents through the post.]

Anyone needing help filling out the forms or using this process to get the forms should write to Philip Brownell (

program details pre-conference workshops and marathons

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