International Federation
of Gestalt Training Organizations

(Fédération Internationale des
Organismes de Formation à la Gestalt)

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FORGE was founded in Paris in 1991 by several Gestalt Training Institutes to promote an international cooperation through sharing of documents, programs, researches, and exchange of trainers and students, in a convivial and confident climate.

FORGE is a nonprofit organization.
FORGE is a Federation - each member Institute remains autonomous -- of 28 institutes from 19 countries.
FORGE is a Federation - which means that each Institute remains totally autonomous and free.
FORGE doesn’t decide any kind of norms imposed to anybody but share experiences and research.

Every year, FORGE organizes study days for the staff of the Training Institutes (Directors and permanent trainers) around themes concerning practice and research in the field of training in Gestalt Therapy and many bilateral exchanges of trainers from pone country to another.

FORGE objectives:

  • To promote an international collaboration and sharing of research in the field of training in Gestalt Therapy

  • Theoretical, methodological and clinical sharing of trainers, trainees, books, journals and other writings

  • Organization of an annual colloquium and of international advanced training workshops for experienced therapists and trainers

  • Organization of bilateral training workshops between different training institutes

  • FORGE has gathered some 23,000 titles in English, 1,000 in french and several hundred others in German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and other languages. Each country represented by FORGE membership produces a Gestalt Journal one to four times per year.

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