Faculty and Trainers

Adjunct Faculty:

Dan Bloom, JD, LCSW, practices psychotherapy in New York City. He is a fellow of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, a full member of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy, past-president of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy and past president of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.

Michael Vincent Miller, PhD., is the co-founder of Boston Gestalt Institute, practices in New York City and teaches in various countries throughout the world. Michael’s articles and reviews have appeared in many journals and magazines. He is the author of three books: Intimate Terrorism, (eight languages); Teaching a Paranoid to Flirt; and most recently, A Gestalt Testament.


Certified DSP Trainer:

Helena Kallner, MA, MSc, UKCP, is an advanced practitioner of Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy and has been studying with Ruella Frank since 2008. She is presently a member of the leadership team of Relational Change, U.K., founding member of the Centre for Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy, Sweden, and a board member at the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia.

Billy Desmond, MSc, MBA, UKCP, ECP, is a gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and embodied practitioner researcher with a particular interest in groups. He is a visiting guest faculty at Metanoia Institute, Gestalt Centre London and Ashridge Business School amongst others, and works between the UK and Ireland. He has co-authored a book: Introduction to Gestalt and has published chapters, journal papers and articles.

Miguel Islas, BA, LPC, practices gestalt psychotherapy in Mexico City. He is a faculty member, trainer and supervisor in the Gestalt Program at the Humanistic Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Mexico). Miguel is certified in Body-Mind Movement (Mexico) and Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy (NYC).