Committees

Organization Committee

Sibylle Ahlbrecht

(Hamburg) Gestalt therapist DVG. Gestalt training at GIH e.V. (Gestalt Institute Hamburg). Since 2003 member of the DVG (German Association for Gestalt Therapy),  EAGT-member.

Since 2015 Chairwoman of the DVG Board of Directors and in this position the main person responsible for the organisation of the DVG Annual Meetings, as well as head of the editorial team of the DVG members’ magazine FORUM.

Dr. Hella Gephart

(Bonn), degree and Doctorate in psychology. Trainer for group dynamics (DAGG, DGGO), Gestalt therapist (DVG). Supervision, counselling, therapy in own practice since 1988. 1999 to 2015 deputy professor at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2018 director of the Däumling Institute for training in Gestalt therapy, counselling and body therapy. Since 2015 she has been a member of the DVG board.

Inge Matthies

Dipl. Soz.päd., Gestalttherapeutin seit 1981, Mitbegründerin des HIGW (Hamburger Institut für Gestaltorientierte Weiterbildung, 1988),
Mitglied in der DVG seit 1995, langjährige Tätigkeit als Trainerin und Organisatorin des HIGW, Mitglied in der Ethikkommission der DVG.

Gestalt therapist since 1981, co-founder of the HIGW (Hamburger Institut für Gestaltorientierte Weiterbildung, 1988  – Hamburg Institute for Gestalt Oriented Further Education, 1988),
Member of the DVG since 1995, many years of experience as trainer and organiser of the HIGW, member of the DVG ethics committee.

Olaf Zielke

Teacher for handycapted children and Gestalttherapist. Former member of the executive committee of DVG, member of TSC of EAGT.

Conveners

Dr. Hella Gephart

(Bonn), degree and Doctorate in psychology. Trainer for group dynamics (DAGG, DGGO), Gestalt therapist (DVG). Supervision, counselling, therapy in own practice since 1988. 1999 to 2015 deputy professor at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. From 1996 to 2018 director of the Däumling Institute for training in Gestalt therapy, counselling and body therapy. Since 2015 she has been a member of the DVG board.

Olaf Zielke

Teacher for handycapted children and Gestalttherapist. Former member of the executive committee of DVG, member of TSC of EAGT.

Vincent Béja

Chair of the EAGT Research Committee – Convening international conferences on Gestalt therapy research in Paris (2017) and Hamburg (2021), co-founder of the French Research Committee, former member of the AAGT Research Task Force, Member of the Research Committee of the EAGT since 2013 – Co-editor with Florence Belasco of the book “La recherche en Gestalt-thérapie” (2018) – Member of the editorial board of the Gestalt Therapy Book Series, member of the reading committee of the Revue Gestalt for 10 years, he has written more than thirty articles on Gestalt-therapy in various French and English-speaking journals and translated many others. He is a Gestalt therapist, an EAGT accredited supervisor and a co-founder of the IDeT (Institute for the Development of the Therapist) in Paris, France, where he trains. He is currently a member of the SPR (Society for Psychotherapy Research) and the NYIGT (New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy).

From 1985 to 1992 he was a statistician and researcher at the ORS PACA (Observatoire Régional de la Santé de Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur), France.

Mark Reck

Mark Reck is a gestalt therapist and clinical psychologist who lives in Burlington, Vermont, USA. He works as a psychotherapist at the Counseling & Psychiatry Services at the University of Vermont. He also is on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) as the Research Liaison and Chairperson for the AAGT Research Committee. He was a past convener for the 2017 International Gestalt Research Conference in Paris and has been involved in the International Gestalt Research Conferences since the first conference in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA in 2013.