Ari is one of the world's most experienced and respected group leaders, gestalt therapists and psycho-dramatists, running workshops and training other practitioners in many countries. Originally trained in the USA, he is now based in Australia.
Ari Badaines trained as a Clinical Psychologist and obtained his PhD in the United States in 1972. He was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship where he trained in Group Therapy in 1980 and a few years later qualified as a Trainer and Practioner in Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy. Since then he has led numerous experiential and training groups in over 20 countries, and has been on the faculty of Psychodrama, Group Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy training institutes in London, Melbourne, and Sydney.