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9th World Congress for Psychotherapy 2020
9th World Congress
for Psychotherapy
"Children, Society and Future – the Planet of Psychotherapy"
June 26-29, 2020
Moscow, Russia

Peter SCHULTHESS (Switzerland)

Peter Schulthess is a gestalt psychotherapist practicing in Zurich. He teaches gestalt therapy mainly in the Swiss branch of the Institute for Integrative Gestalt Therapy Würzburg, but also in several other countries. Peter has been working as a Gestalt therapist since 1996 in private practice. He is a past president of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy, actual president of the Swiss Charter for Psychotherapy and Coordinator of the Study “PAP-S” (Practice-Study-Ambulant Psychotherapy — Switzerland). He is a member of the European Association of Psychotherapy, the International Federation for Psychotherapy, and the World Council for Psychotherapy.

Professional Qualifications:

Zurich University study in pedagogic, psychology and philosophy with a Lic.phil.I.;

Trained as a psychotherapist at the Fritz Perls Institute (FPI) in Gestalt psychotherapy, continuing education amongst others with J. Zinker. E. and M. Polster and L. Perls;

Advanced education in systemic couple and family therapy as well as Gestalt couple therapy;

Working with numerous institutions in the areas of social work and addiction therapy as an external resource (therapist or supervisor);

From 1990 onwards as an educational trainer at the Institute for Integrative Gestalt therapy in Würzburg (IGW);

From 2004 onwards President of the Swiss Charta for Psychotherapy;

2008-2012 President of the EAGT European Association for Gestalt therapy;

From 2012 onwards Education leader at the Institute for Integrative Gestalt Therapy Switzerland.

Memberships: ASP (Association of Swiss Psychotherapists); SVG (Swiss Society for Gestalt therapy and Integrative Therapy); EAGT (European Association for Gestalt therapy); EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy). Holder of an ECP (European Certificate of Psychotherapy); WCP (World Council for Psychotherapy); IFP (International Federation of Psychotherapy); SPR (Society for Psychotherapy Research); PTPG (Polish Society for Gestalt Therapy);