Ruella Frank

Ruella Frank

Ruella Frank, Ph.D., has been exploring infant movements and their relationship to the adult since the mid-1970s. She brings many years of experience to her psychotherapy work- as a professional dancer, yoga practitioner/teacher, student of various movement theories, and student of Laura Perls, co-founder of Gestalt therapy. She is founder and director of the Center for Somatic Studies, faculty at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, faculty at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, and also teaches throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Eurasia.

Ruella Frank is the author of articles and chapters in various publications, as well as the book Body of Awareness: A Somatic and Developmental Approach to Psychotherapy, (2001, Gestalt Press, available in five languages) and co-authored The First Year and the Rest of Your Life: Movement, Development and Psychotherapeutic Change (2010, Routledge Press, available in three languages). Her training video Introduction to Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, is now subtitled in French and Russian.

 

Past and Current Confer Events

 

Embodied intersubjectivity: A developmental and movement oriented approach to psychotherapy
Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February 2017

ESSAY PRIZE

Read our winning entry, “The Book and the Child” by Mary Pyle

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

Barker, M-J. (2018) Rewriting the Rules: An Anti-Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. London: Routledge

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