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International Seminar

with Margherita Spagnuolo-Lobb
Pietro Cavaleri


April 04-07, 2023
Syracuse, Italy

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We invite you to the seminar as part of the program
"The Now-for-Next"

The main ideas that will be presented by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb at this seminar are described in her book -

“ The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy. Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post Modern Society (2013))

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Couple's Life -

it is a co-created improvisation,

which is the deepest dimension of social life. 

The intimacy patterns and desires that lie deep behind the ego's social strategies (which actually teach us to be alone), underlie our ability to be group animals.

In fact, when we are in a couple relationship (this also refers to psychotherapy) we give our partner the access to our innermost, our sacred universe:

to our fears and desires that are connected to these fears. 

Couples therapy is successful when both partners open their hearts and minds to share the other's experiences not just to heal their own wounds, as each of us waits for healing and solutions to our problems. 

Being attentive to your partner's wounds and allowing yourself to be changed through them is an important aspect of a relationship.

Who is This Seminar for?

For Gestalt therapists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists working in different modalities

For graduate students of the Gestalt therapy program

For 4th and 5th year students of psychological faculties of universities,

as well as for master's students

What Does the Seminar Offer?


Margherita and Pietro will share practical techniques that can be very useful when working with couples


The participants will carry out experiments with the competencies gained during Gestalt therapy with couples 


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We will talk about the peculiarities of a couple's relationship during a crisis - for example, wartime, how a Gestalt therapist can work in this situation.

Seminar Presenters


Margherita Spagnuolo-Lobb


Psychotherapist, Researcher, International Trainer, Ph.D

She is an international trainer and leads the programs in Gestalt Therapy Field Approach to Development and Psychopathology as well as the training Programs for Supervisors around the world

She is the director of the Gestalt Institute HCC in Italy (Syracuse, Palermo, Milan).


In her clinical work, based on the principles of Gestalt therapy and the hermeneutic method, she developed a field-oriented, phenomenological and aesthetic approach.


Her book “The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy. Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post-Modern society." (2013) has been translated into 8 languages.

She has received (first woman and the first European) the Lifelong Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) (Toronto, Canada, August 2018).

Margherita is one of the most prominent modern Gestalt therapists, a student of Isadore From, a follower of the ideas of Laura Perls, as well as Irwin and Miriam Polster. 

Margherita develops the ideas of aesthetics and beauty in Gestalt therapy, teaches a holistic, harmonious perception of the person and the therapeutic process, and generously shares her courageous, supportive and practical views and experiences.

She is also the author and editor of 250 publications and 13 books.
Her works "Aesthetic Relational Knowledge", "Polyphonic Development of Domains" and "Dance Steps between therapist and client" are concepts that she is researching in collaboration with various universities. 


Pietro Cavaleri


Psychologist and philosopher, Gestalt psychotherapist. 


Since 1985, he has been an international trainer at the Gestalt Institute HCC in Italy.


He was a professor at the University of Palermo, LUMSA and the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences "Auxilium". 

 He was a leading clinical psychologist in the Italian National Health Service and a social policy advisor in Caltanissetta.

He is a member of the editorial board of the journal "Quaderni di Gestalt".


His research focuses on epistemological and anthropological aspects of clinical work.


He was the editor of the journal Gestalt therapy and neuroscience ("Psicoterapia della Gestalt e Neuroscienze) (Franco Angeli, 2013) and co-author of The Gift of Times of Crisis, ("Il dono nel tempo della crisi") (Raffaello Cortina, 2015).

He also wrote for the Italian magazine "Quaderni di Gestalt".


Terms of Participation


April 04-07, 2023


Syracuse, Italy

Seminar Time:

every day, from 10:00 to 17:00

Seminar Language:

Italian and Russian (consecutive interpreting )

Cost of Participation:

750 euros
Registration upon 100% prepayment

Number of Participants:

Up to 15 persons, WA

Paid Separately:

Flight, accommodation, meals on site

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