Apply for Training

Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. A non-refundable fee and three letters of recommendation accompany the application for admission.

Admission to the program is based on recommendations and a review of candidates’ abilities to:

  • Be self reflective;
  • Engage in group experiences;
  • integrate and utilize written and didactic theoretical material; and
  • Articulate why Gestalt Therapy Theory interests them personally and professionally.

Preference is given to applicants who have engaged in some form of personal growth experience.

GTIP uses a rolling admissions process. Once application materials are submitted and reviewed, applicants are invited for an interview and then notified of the admission decision. Applications are accepted until September 1; however, there is no guarantee financial aid will be available for people who apply after April 20, 2020.

Application for admission requires a fee: $50 by July 31 or $75 after that date, three letters of recommendation and an interview with a faculty member. The application process must be completed by the first weekend of training in September.

Continuing Education

GTIP provides continuing education credits for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a maximum of 120 credit hours. As a CSWE accredited program, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers in Pennsylvania and many other states. GTIP is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. GTIP maintains responsibility for the program.


Tuition for 2020-2021: $3,800

Checks payable to the Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia should be sent to our mailing address:

The Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia
P.O. Box 961
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-0961

Contact Information

You may make further inquiries about the program by contacting the Operations Manager: Laura Henrich, 610-668-5177 or

Jennifer C. Jones, Ph.D., LCSW,  Executive Director
Kelly Kampf, LCSW, Associate Director