Membership of GANZ encourages the development of a professional identity within the counselling and psychotherapy field generally, and connections within the gestalt community specifically. Members of GANZ are part of a dynamic bi-national community, which links in with the broader international community of Gestalt practitioners. One significant benefit of membership is the possibility of associating with like-minded colleagues who share a similar interest in a specific practice modality.
Membership fees support the activities of the GANZ Council and its offices in Australia and New Zealand. Council members give their time voluntarily and are only reimbursed for the minimum costs of annual face-to-face meetings. As a benefit of membership, you have a Council that meets regularly to support and encourage the development of the Gestalt community.
Annual membership fees entitle members to a range of practical benefits.
- Access to the issues of the Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand published each year.
- Copies of the GANZ Community E- Newsletter
- Free participation in peer inter-vision groups
- Free participation in peer process groups
- Discounts at GANZ events, including workshops, social events, and conferences
- One free 3 hour PD in Gestalt Therapy per year
- GANZ International Gestalt Conferences
- Subsidies for recognised professional development activities by GANZ approved training providers
- Interaction with other members via the GANZ online forum
- Access to GANZ Council members
- Listing on the publicly accessible list of practitioners
The Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand (GJANZ) is owned and published by GANZ, twice-yearly, in May and November. It is published in two forms: as a PDF provided free to members of GANZ, and as a limited run of hard copies available for purchase.
The purpose of the journal is to present the written exploration of Gestalt concepts and applications within psychotherapy practice, education and supervision as well as in research, organisational development and dynamics, community development, social and political domains and everyday life. The contents typically include articles, interviews, student projects and literature reviews, book reviews and case studies.