Marlene Blumenthal, PhD.

Professional Bio and Publications

Marlene Moss Blumenthal, Ph.D. is a Therapist and Licensed School Clinical Psychologist practicing in Beachwood, Ohio, specializing in adult, adolescent, couple and family therapy. Dr. Blumenthal is a senior faculty member at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, where she was a Director of Clinical Training and currently teaches in the advanced training programs for working with children and adolescents, and with individual adults.

She has worked in local school systems, coordinated the training of administration, staff, and students in a conflict management program,and has conducted trainings and workshops on adolescent therapy, eating disorders, mother/daughter conflict and learning disabilities.

Dr. Blumenthal currently serves on the Board of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, an International Community.


  • Board Member, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, 2010-2012
  • Faculty, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, 1985-present
  • Program Co-Chairperson, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, 2010 Biennial Conference
  • Co-Chairperson, Advanced Training Program in Child/Adolescent Therapy , Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. 2004 – present
  • Co-Chairperson, Advanced Training Program in Individual Adult Therapy, 2001-2008
  • Coordinator of Workshops & Conferences, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, 2006-2008
  • Director of Center for Training & Human Development, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, 2003-2006
  • Co-Chairperson, Relational Child, Relational Brain Conference, Esalen Institute, 2005
  • Board Member, Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN), Cleveland, 1997-2000
  • School Psychologist, South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools, 1982-1996
  • Team Member, North Central Evaluation of Special Education Programs, 1992
  • Adjunct Faculty, John Carroll University, 1988-1989
  • Board Member, Bellefaire-Jewish Children’s Bureau, 1976-1979
  • Board Member, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, 1970-1979
  • Board Member, Jewish Family Service Association, 1972-1974


  • Disordered eating: A tapestry of relational themes and creative adjustment, in Relational Child, Relational Brain, N. Harris & R. Lee (Eds)., In press.
  • The mother-adolescent daughter relationship; Finding common ground through dialogic process. British Gestalt Journal. 16:2, 13-16., 2008
  • Review: A self regulated learning approach for children with learning/behavior disorders (Benevento, J., 2004). InGestalt Review, 10:1, 90-92, 2006
  • A field of difference: A Gestalt consideration of learning disabilities. In The Heart of Development: Gestalt Approaches to Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Worlds (Vol II: Adolescence), McConville, M. & Wheeler G., Eds., Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, 2001
  • Mother-adolescent daughter conflict: Finding common ground through dialogic process: The relationship between Gestalt resistance, conflict-handling modes, and mutuality. Santa Barbara, CA: The Fielding Institute, 2000


The Fielding Graduate Institute, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2000
Cleveland State University, M.A. ,Clinical/Community Psychology; School Psychology, 1980
Case Western Reserve University, B.A., English, 1961