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Jim Simkin was born on 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Discover Jim Simkin’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 65 years old?

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Age 65 years old
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Born 1919
Birthday 1919
Birthplace Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date of death 1984 – Big Sur, California Big Sur, California
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Nationality Canada

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Simkin was a master at observing and tracking behavior, and at contriving interventions that struck to the core of his patients’ issues. His use of paradox, his powerful personal presence, and his ability to zero in relentlessly on core issues were his trademarks. He also had a remarkable ability to find and appreciate the authentic core of his patients’ personalities, and he used confrontation very effectively. Simkin walked the walk with his relentless commitment to being his own person and enabling others to find out and respect their own personhood. He is one of the early Gestalt therapists who took much from Martin Buber’s emphasis on the I-thou relationship (Kiritz, Reminiscences of Jim Simkin, unpublished manuscript, 1984).


Much sought after as a trainer, Simkin’s program attracted trainees from all over the world. Simkin also traveled to do trainings in Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. In 1981 he became ill with leukemia but continued working until his death in 1984. Simkin’s Big Sur home and training center was acquired by and became part of The Esalen Institute in 2009.


Simkin received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, and practiced in New Jersey. He also was Chief Psychologist at a large VA hospital. Like most psychotherapists of his generation he was trained analytically. After working in therapy with Fritz Perls in the early 1950s, Simkin became enamored of the Gestalt approach, training and then doing co-therapy with Fritz. Later, he moved with his family to Southern California and started a therapy practice in Beverly Hills. He invited Perls to join him, but the sharing of an office was short-lived—Perls’ volatility and Simkin’s hyper-orderly style didn’t mix too well vis a vis sharing an office (Simkin, personal communication, 1980). Perls discovered the Esalen Institute and began doing gestalt workshops and trainings there. Perls and Simkin joined in leading training groups in gestalt therapy for professionals at the institute. Later, when a 5-acre (20,000 m) parcel on the coast just north of Esalen became available, Simkin built a striking home on the property and started his own residential training institute there in 1969. (Perls left Esalen in 1968).


James Solomon Simkin (1919–1984) was an early seminal figure in the history of Gestalt Therapy.