The death of Robert (“Bob”) Resnick has left a multiplicity of colleagues and friends who have been touched by his professional work and personal life over the course of over 50 years. As a founder member of Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA) and later the Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles (GATLA), Bob has been influential in shaping the outlook of countless students in their path of becoming part of a community of like-minded therapists and healers. His life represented a profound gift for many.

Let us recall, first off, a few watershed moments in Bob’s lifelong journey. He received a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Florida (1963–1967); he had a clinical psychology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (1965–1966); he earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology and educational foundations at Columbia University (1961–1963); and he obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology at...

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