In addition to Ecole Parisienne de Gestalt (EPG, Paris, France), with whom our Institute has a really close friendship for many years, we also maintain close contacts with Institut fur GT Organisationsberatung (IGOR, Frankfurt, Germany), Instituto Gestalt Firenze (IGF, Italy), Riga Gestalt Institute (RGI, Latvia), Vilnius Gestalt Institute (Lithuania), Gestalt Psychotherapy Institute (GPTI, Malta), Integro (Guadalajara, Mexico), Norsk Gestaltinstitutt (Oslo, Norway), Instytut Terapii Gestalt (Krakow, Poland), Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia, Gestalt Associates Training of Los Angeles (GALTA, the USA) and Gestalt Institute of Cleveland (the USA), Gestalt Centre (OAHACA Mexico), Centre for Gestalt Therapy ( Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil),), Gestalt Institute of Puglia (Italia), etс. This gives us the opportunity to invite the top-level foreign specialists for regular additional training process with our students.
Gestalt Institute of St. Petersburg run training programs in St. Petersburg and in other cities in Russia and near-abroad. Since our start we have graduated 100 courses of students (about 2000 persons) who got the training in Gestalt therapy. We can be proud that S. Ginger (FORGE president and president of EPG) attended at the diploma performance of our graduates. To his opinion, professional training of the Institute graduates doesn't yield to the level of the students from EPG!
In 2009 N. Lebedeva and A. Lebedeva have published the first Russian monograph about Gestalt approach in individual business consulting (coaching), work with groups and organizational consulting.
It is too long continue to list events year by year. We turn to a larger scale: over the past 10 years.
The Institute acquired its own comfortable room in 1999, and in 2012 it acquires a second room, since the Institute is growing.
In St. Petersburg 7 professional development programs and 2 professional retraining programs have been held every year for many years.
When all the conditions are met, the Institute issues diplomas of professional retrain in the field of psychological counseling in gestalt approach and gestalt approach in organizational consulting.
SPIG holds seminars and carries out consulting activities on the psychological aspects of business.
SPIG publishes its own specialized print edition - the Almanac, publishing in it kindly provided materials from leading Russian and foreign experts. The Institute also constantly invites its graduates to participate in the Almanac.
The staff of SPIG enjoy the respect and great prestige of the psychological community of St. Petersburg. A number of them are part of the Supervisory Board St. Petersburg Guild of Psychotherapy and Training (GPT). The president of the Institute - N.M. Lebedeva - is a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council of the St. Petersburg Psychological Society.
SPIG gained prestige in the international community of gestaltists. In 2002, the Rector of the Institute, Natalya Lebedeva, was elected General Secretary and a member of the FORGE Council of the International Federation of Organizations Teaching Gestalt. Since 2018, she has been Vice-President of FORGE. In 2011-2015 Natalya Lebedeva is the official representative of Russia in the European Association for Gestalt Therapy, a member of the expanded board of the EAGT. She was repeatedly elected president of the Association of Russian-speaking Gestalt Institutes (ARGI) either.
The Institute maintains permanent links with related organizations in Würzburg, Guadalajara, Cleveland, Krakow, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Florence, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Riga, Vilnius, Oaxaca (Mexico), Arlesano Lecce (Italy) and others. In this regard, the organization of thematic seminars and supervisory groups of foreign gestalt therapists in St. Petersburg continues. To-date, they held a few dozen.
During its existence the Institute has issued 14 publications directly by the authors of the Institute or edited by the staff.
SPIG continues to cooperate with the Faculty of Psychology of the St. Petersburg State University, the Faculty of Economics and Management of the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, and the Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy of Herzen State Pedagogical University, Institute of Practical Psychology "Imaton", Institute of Psychotherapy and Counseling "Harmony", Moscow Gestalt Institute, Moscow Institute of Gestalt and Psychodrama, Moscow Institute of Gestalt Therapy and Consulting, St. Petersburg Psychological Society, St. Petersburg Guild for Psychotherapy and Training
Permanent foreign partners of the Institute remain the Paris School of Gestalt, the Würzburg Institute of Integrative Therapy, the Frankfurt Institute of Gestalt-Oriented Counseling, the Norwegian Institute of Gestalt, the Rome Institute of Psychotherapy, Vilnius Gestalt Institute (Lithuania), the Institute of Gestalt Therapy of Malta, the Institute of Integro (Guadaraharar, the Bearers of the Gestalt Institute), the Gestalt Institute of Riga, Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia, GALTA (Los Angeles) and the Cleveland Gestalt Institute, Gestalt Therapy Center in Rio de Janeiro, Gestalt Institute that Florence, Gestalt Institute of Puglia (Italy), the Gestalt Center in Oaxaca (Mexico) and others.