Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb


Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce our Keynote Speaker for the 10th International GANZ Conference as Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Director of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Siracuse, Palermo, Milan): Post Graduate School of Psychotherapy.

We are delighted to welcome Margherita to Canberra for the 10th International GANZ Conference.

Margherita has many accomplishments:

  • Psychologist and Psychotherapist
  • International Trainer and Supervisor
  • Full Member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (NYIGT)
  • President of the Italian Federation of Recognized Gestalt Training Institutes (FISIG)
  • Past-President and first Honorary Member of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT)
  • Founder and Honorary President of the Italian Association for Gestalt Psychotherapy (SIPG)
  • Past President of the Italian Federation of Psychotherapy Methods (FIAP)
  • Editor of the Italian Journal Quaderni di Gestalt (since 1985)
  • Director of the Italian Gestalt Therapy Book Series (by FrancoAngeli Publisher) and Co-Director of the English Series

Margherita has edited seven books, authored two books and hundreds of papers and chapters on various aspects of Gestalt therapy theory and method. Her most recent book The Now-for-Next in Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Post Modern Society (2013) is available in English, Italian, Russian, French, Spanish, and Romanian.

Margherita has an article in the British Journal of Gestalt:  Spagnuolo Lobb M. (2013). From the need for aggression to the need for rootedness: a Gestalt postmodern clinical and social perspective on conflict. British Gestalt Journal, vol. 22, No. 2, 32-39. This article can be purchased digitally from (use the Shop for Back Issues tab). For the nominal fee of £5 you will receive the whole issue of the Journal which has five other articles including Miriam Taylor on sensorimotor approaches to trauma, two on approaches to trauma and constellation work, Philip Lichtenberg on socialism and Kate Merrick on the use of silence in therapy.

For more information about Margherita and her writing, please click here for her website.