Radionica u Ljubljani: “A Bird May Love a Fish, But Where Will They Live?”

“A Bird May Love a Fish, But Where Will They Live?

GiTa Institute for Gestalt Therapy, Ljubljana in co-operation with SLOGES the Slovene Association for Gestalt Therapy invites you to attend the training workshop on Couples Therapy led by Rita F. Resnick, Ph.D. and Robert W. Resnick, Ph.D. Bob and Rita Resnick, an ongoing couple for over forty years, are constantly exploring and experimenting with ways of dealing with the basic process issues with which all couples must deal: differences, rhythms, power, intimacy, separateness, boundaries and connection.

The Resnick Couples Therapy model explicitly addresses the basic human dilemma that all of us deal with from birth to death: How to be with an other and maintain a self… as well as the fundamental source of all couples issues: Dealing with difference. The Resnick model of coupling, relationships and marriage has been evolving for more than forty years. The “Circle of Relating”, developed by the Resnicks, is a model for teaching therapists how to track and modulate the processes of contacting, connecting and separating or withdrawing (with support) — using isolation as one polarity and confluence (fusion) as the other. Issues of withdrawal, contact and intimacy are also addressed as part of this “circle”. This is a two day couples therapy training workshop for therapists and allied professionals who are interested in learning some of the perspectives and skills distilled from the Resnicks’ long and ongoing history of working with couples and teaching couples therapy worldwide. There will be some live demonstrations of couples therapy with volunteers, as well as lectures, discussion, questions and work in two subgroups.

In training with the Resnicks, they suggest you bring your preferred theoretical orientation, your open mindedness to reconsider (and perhaps reorganize), and importantly, your sense of humor. For more information about the Resnick Couples Therapy model see also the new 39 minute Skpye interview with Bob and Rita at

Workshop information

Time: November 3 – 4, 2012, both days beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

Location: Central hotel, Miklosiceva cesta 9, Ljubljana

Workshop fee: 230 EUR (tax included) if payed until October 19, 2012.

After October 19, 2012 the fee is 250 EUR (tax included)

Workshop fee includes coffee, juice, water and pastry during breaks. Lunch: each day the workshop will take place from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m . There will be a 2 hour lunch break between 1 and 3 p.m. It is possible that we organize lunch at the hotel. The cost of the lunch (a sitting cold warm buffet) in the GiTa arrangement is 15 EUR/day. Lunch is not included in the workshop fee and you pay for it at the workshop. If you want to order lunch as well, please state it in the Application form below.

Registration deadline: October 20, 2012

How to apply: Send the filled in copy pasted Application form (see below) to together with paying the workshop fee to the GiTa bank account (see payment information below).

Your place at the workshop is reserved only after you have paid the workshop fee. In case of cancellation of the workshop we will return you the whole fee.

Cancelations: Requests must be made in writing. A 100 EUR per person processing fee will deducted from the refund. No refunds will be issued for requests received after October 30, 2012.

Payment information: Address: GITA, Studenca 4, 1241 Kamnik, Slovenia Bank Address: Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Ljubljana Trg republike 2, 1250 Ljubljana, Slovenia SWIFT BIC: LJBASI2X IBAN (account number): SI56 0231 2025 4582 329 For more information contact: Tomaz Flajs,, +386 (0)31 401 718

About the trainers: Rita Resnick, Ph.D., has been Faculty Chair of GATLA’s European Summer Residential Training Program since 1991. In addition to her private practice, Rita is actively training psychotherapists in the United States, Australia and Europe and China in both Gestalt and Couples Therapy. Her professional interests include the exploration of innovative and supportive approaches to supervision (Rita has published an article with Liv Estrup, M.A. “Supervision: A Collaborative Endeavor” in the Summer 2000 issue of the Gestalt Review) and a devoted, passionate (and self serving) interest in the area of women growing older – menopause and mid-life vitality. An interview on Contemporary Gestalt Therapy with Rita and Robert Resnick has recently been published in the Tidskrift For Norsk Psykologforening – the Norwegian Journal for Psychologists. The Resnicks are frequently happily married.

Robert W. Resnick, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, has been a Gestalt and Couples Therapist for over 45 years and an international trainer for over 40 years. Trained (1965-1970) and personally certified (1969) by Drs. Fritz Perls and James Simkin, he is probably the youngest of the “old timers”. Proudly, Dr. Resnick was chosen by Fritz Perls to be the first Gestalt Therapist to introduce Gestalt Therapy to Europe in the summer of 1969 where he presented both a lecture and a training workshop. He has been presenting Gestalt and Couples training workshops in Europe continually since that time. His interview “Gestalt Therapy: Principles Prisms and Perspectives” defining his views of Gestalt Therapy at that time, appears in the summer 1995 issue of the British Gestalt Journal. “The Recursive Loop of Shame” appears in the Gestalt Review 1997. “Chicken Soup Is Poison” (Perls Festschrift) circa 1967. He is currently developing a series of contemporary Couples Therapy and Gestalt Therapy video demonstration and training tapes. His first clinical practicum (while moonlighting as a Columbia University graduate student) was driving a New York taxicab. Bob’s style is warm and engaging and he speaks with clarity and humor. And yes, the Resnicks are frequently happily married.

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