Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ) is an Incorporated Association representing the advancement of Gestalt and Gestalt practitioners in the region. The Association was formed in 1996. It began as a collaborative initiative between Gestalt training centres in Australia and New Zealand with the aim of creating a sense of community and developing consistent training standards.
GANZ carries out the following activities:
- Organises an International Conference every two years.
- Produces a peer reviewed Journal (GJANZ) twice a year.
- Disseminates an on-line newsletter.
- Provides professional development opportunities for Gestalt practitioners and other interested mental health practitioners.
- Provides support for research and academic writing
- Provides activities and networks to support and develop local Gestalt communities.
The Objects of the Association are:
- the study and advancement of Gestalt therapy,
- its furtherance as a distinct speciality, and
- the advancement of the philosophy, theory and research of the Gestalt approach, its therapeutic practice, and broader applications for human and environmental well-being.
Without limiting the generality of the above the Objects include the following:
- The publication and dissemination of such information pertaining to Gestalt therapy as may be thought desirable to members and to the public
- The holding of regular meetings of the members of the Association
- The encouragement of the improvement of the professional standards by the continued education of all members
- The allotment of money out of the funds of the Association for the promotion of the Gestalt therapy approach in such a manner as may be determined from time to time
- Affiliation with suitably recognised national and international Societies, Associations and other agencies
- The carrying out of such other things that are conducive to the attainment of the above Objects
Click here for a copy of the constitution.