A historical review of Gestalt in the Philippines starts with a workshop at the „Counselling Nook“ of the KSSP in UP Diliman in 1981, when the Chair of the Department of Psychology,
then Dr. E.Ventura, invited Hans Lenhard, a guest of the Department, to facilitate a two days workshop for graduate students. Since then two long-term research and development projects have continued – funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and within a MOA of cooperation between UP Diliman and the Universität Kassel.
H. Lenhard and a team of UP faculty set up a culturally adapted version: the hpd-Gestalt facilitator continuing education program and a Job Process Facilitator concept, which is oriented towards the needs of the Philippine business world. – During the years 1990 to 2009 the introduction of humanistic ways of management, coaching and supervision (a European-based approach to upgrade professional competence of facilitation) have been developed.