Gestalt Therapy Leadership Group

Dr Jelena Zeleskov Doric has been involved in psychology courses, psychotherapy education, supervision, and research for 15 years. She has been practicing as a psychologist, psychotherapist, academic and supervisor for over 15 years. Jelena was a Vice-President of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) and a Board member of the European Association for Psychotherapy. She is a full member of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Jelena is an International Chair of Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ) and a GANZ Council member. Jelena is also a member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and a member of Research Committee of the EAGT. Jelena is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney. She also works in private practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. She is an active researcher interested in the relationship between neuroscience, attachment and gestalt therapy.



Madeleine Fogarty lives (with her large and beautiful family) in Melbourne, Australia where she has been working as a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice for the past 20 years. A regular contributor to Psychotherapy and Gestalt Journals and conferences, Madeleine is completing her Doctorate in Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology on the development and validation of the Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale (GTFS). Madeleine also runs supervision and training on the use of the GTFS for clinical practice, as well as on going supervision and therapy groups. Madeleine is the Research chair for GANZ, is on the psychotherapy leadership group for PACFA, on the committee for the International Gestalt Research Group, a member of the AAGT and is a scientific board member for the EAGT.



Victoria Morrissey is a Psychotherapist and Counsellor who has completed the 4 year Gestalt Therapy Training in Western Australia. She has worked in private practice with individuals and couples since 2009. Victoria enjoys working with a large range of client issues however has a special interest in the area sexual health and enjoys working with issues including desire discrepancy, infidelity, crossdressing and compulsive sexual behaviours. She is a member of Society of Australian Sexologists and a Gestalt Postgraduate Group. Victoria has established 2 Counselling Centres since 2009 and enjoys supporting and mentoring therapists beginning their journey in private practice.




Doug Aberle – has been practicing as a Gestalt Therapist for more than 35 years and is a graduate and faculty member of Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA). Doug has a private practice in Gestalt Therapy in Perth along with a Business Consulting and Coaching Practice which also draws on his Gestalt training. Doug supervises Gestalt Therapists in Perth and runs Gestalt Therapy training workshops locally and internationally. As part of his role on the faculty of GATLA, Doug delivers a theory track on using Gestalt in organisations as well as providing clinical group training and individual live supervision of trainees from around the world. Doug is passionate about Gestalt Therapy, its profound respect for the client and its emphasis on the innate power of awareness and contact. I have a particular interest in seeing the long-term, experiential nature of the psychotherapeutic apprenticeship recognised in the qualification frameworks of PACFA.