Gestalt Reconsidered

Drawing new implications for both Gestalt and psychotherapy in general from these origins - and with special emphasis on the neglected work of Lewis and Goldstein - Wheeler develops a revised model that is more fully "Gestalt" and at the ...

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Author: Gordon Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0881632481

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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In this original and penetrating work, the origins of the Gestalt psychotherapy model are traced back to its roots in psychoanalysis and Gestalt cognitive and perceptual psychology. Drawing new implications for both Gestalt and psychotherapy in general from these origins - and with special emphasis on the neglected work of Lewis and Goldstein - Wheeler develops a revised model that is more fully "Gestalt" and at the same time more firmly grounded in the spectrum of tools and approaches available to the contemporary psychotherapist. Along the way, a number of new insights are offered, not just in Gestalt, but in the working of the psychoanalytic and cognitive/behavioral models. The result is an integrated approach giving a fresh perspective on the universal processes of contact and resistance, both in psychotherapy and in social systems in general. The practitioner is given these tools for "addressing problems at the intra- and interpersonal level and wider systematic levels at the same time, and in the same language." Each chapter stands alone, and makes a fresh and significant contribution to its particular subject. Taken together, they constitute a remarkable excursion through the history of psychotherapy in this century, weaving powerfully through social psychology, behaviorism, and Gestalt itself, yielding a masterful new synthesis that will interest the practitioners of Gestalt and other schools alike.

Gestalt Reconsidered

From the first chapters, Gestalt Reconsidered is centrally concerned with the intellectual history of Gestalt therapy. It lays bare the links between the work of the early Gestalt psychologists and the later development of Gestalt ...

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Author: Gordon Wheeler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134895090

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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In this original and penetrating work, the origins of the Gestalt psychotherapy model are traced back to its roots in psychoanalysis and Gestalt cognitive and perceptual psychology. Drawing new implications for both Gestalt and psychotherapy in general from these origins - and with special emphasis on the neglected work of Lewis and Goldstein - Wheeler develops a revised model that is more fully "Gestalt" and at the same time more firmly grounded in the spectrum of tools and approaches available to the contemporary psychotherapist. Along the way, a number of new insights are offered, not just in Gestalt, but in the working of the psychoanalytic and cognitive/behavioral models. The result is an integrated approach giving a fresh perspective on the universal processes of contact and resistance, both in psychotherapy and in social systems in general. The practitioner is given these tools for "addressing problems at the intra- and interpersonal level and wider systematic levels at the same time, and in the same language." Each chapter stands alone, and makes a fresh and significant contribution to its particular subject. Taken together, they constitute a remarkable excursion through the history of psychotherapy in this century, weaving powerfully through social psychology, behaviorism, and Gestalt itself, yielding a masterful new synthesis that will interest the practitioners of Gestalt and other schools alike.

Gestalt Therapy

Self-disorders, Gestalt therapy and self psychology. Gestalt Journal, V(2): 3–44. Waldrop, M. M. (1993). Complexity. London: Viking Press. Wheeler, G. (1991). Gestalt Reconsidered. New York: Gardner Press. Wheeler, G. (1995).

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Author: Peter Philippson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429914270

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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There has been a renewed interest in the last ten years in the underpinnings - theoretical, philosophical, and historical - of the Gestalt approach. Often in the past, these have been lost in oversimplified versions of the therapy. The author's aim in his writings has been to provide a full and coherent account of Gestalt theory, and to emphasise our links to our therapeutic and philosophical heritage, particularly psychoanalysis and existentialism. His theme is a field-relational theory of self as the centrepiece of the approach, and how this has been placed within a structure that is still recognisably psychoanalytic. In this approach, self is understood as meaningful only in relation to what is taken as other, and how that other is contacted. The formation of a relatively coherent self-concept is a task, not a given, and can be problematic as well as helpful (when it no longer supports the person's life-situation).

Gestalt Therapy

Psychotherapy and spirituality. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Wheeler, G. (1988). Gestalt reconsidered. New York: Gardner. Wheeler, G. (1991). Gestalt reconsidered: A new approach to contact and resistance. New York: Gardner.

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Author: Ansel L. Woldt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452262239

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice is an introductory text, written by major Gestalt theorists, that will engage those new to Gestalt therapy. Editors Ansel Woldt and Sarah M. Toman introduce the historical underpinnings and fundamental concepts of Gestalt therapy and illustrate applications of those concepts to therapeutic practice. The book is unique in that it is the first Gestalt text specifically designed for the academic and training institute settings. Gestalt Therapy takes both a conceptual and a practical approach to examining classic and cutting-edge constructs.

Gestalt Therapy

KoÈhler, W. (1947) Gestalt Psychology. ... Latner, J. (1974) The Gestalt Therapy Book: A Holistic Guide to the Theory, Principles and Techniques of Gestalt Therapy Developed by ... Gestalt Reconsidered: A New Approach to Contact.

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Author: Talia Bar-Yoseph Levine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136586309

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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The Gestalt approach is based on the philosophy that the human being is born with the healthy ability to regulate needs and wants in relationship with the environment in which she/he lives. Heightening of personal awareness and exploration of needs is enabled by the therapist who actively engages in supporting and assisting the therapeutic journey of the client. Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice is a collaboration of some of the best thinkers in the Gestalt therapy approach. It offers a summary of recent advances in theory and practice, and novel ideas for future development. Each chapter focuses on a different element of the Gestalt approach and, with contributors from around the world, each offers a different perspective of its ongoing evolution in relation to politics, religion and philosophy. Incorporating ideas about community, field theory, family and couple therapy, politics and spirituality, this book will be of interest not only to Gestalt therapists but also to non-Gestalt practitioners, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. Counselling, behavioural science and psychotherapy students will also find this a valuable contribution to their learning.

Gestalt Therapy

Body and Soul: Gestalt Therapy and Religious Experience. New York: Abingdon Press. ... What do Gestalt Therapy and Gestalt Theory Have to do With Each Other? ... Gestalt Reconsidered: A New Approach to Contact and Resistance.

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Author: Georges Wollants

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857029850

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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This seminal textbook on Gestalt therapy refreshes the theory of by revisiting its European roots. Taking the basic premise that people do the best they can in relation to their own situation, leading European therapist Georges Wollants explains Gestalt theory and provides a useful critique of commonly taught concepts. Each section approaches a key area of psychotherapy theory in context, while chapter summaries, illustrations and worked-through case examples help to make the theory accessible to all those training in Gestalt therapy. Commentaries from current experts in different areas of Gestalt provide a balanced overview of Gestalt therapy today.

Gestalt Therapy

Hermeneutics in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy', British Gestalt Journal, 20(1): 5–13. Taylor, M. (2013) 'On Safe Ground: ... Wheeler, G. (1991) Gestalt Reconsidered – A New approach to Contact and Resistance. New York: Gardner Press.

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Author: Dave Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351656733

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Gestalt therapy offers a present-focused, relational approach, central to which is the fundamental belief that the client knows the best way of adjusting to their situation. This new edition of Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise, accessible guide to this flexible and far-reaching approach. Substantially updated throughout, topics discussed include: the theoretical assumptions underpinning gestalt therapy gestalt assessment and process diagnosis field theory, phenomenology and dialogue ethics and values evaluation and research. As such this book will be essential reading for gestalt trainees, as well as all counsellors and psychotherapists wanting to learn more about the gestalt approach.

Developing Gestalt Counselling

Saner, R. (1989) 'Cultural Bias of Gestalt Therapy: MadeinUSA', The Gestalt Journal, XII(2): 57–71. ... New York: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Press/Gardner Press. ... 12–16. Wheeler, G. (1991) Gestalt Reconsidered: A New Approach.

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Author: Jennifer Mackewn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446226421

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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`In this eminently sensible, practical and thought-provoking book, Jennifer Mackewn takes gestalt light years forward towards a synthesis and integration of psychological styles and away from what she describes as "Perlism". I agree with her: this is a book for therapists, not principally for gestaltists... In inviting the reader to "pick and choose" from the many and varied, always practical, hands-on approach chapters... Jennifer Mackewn hopes we will both enjoy her book and find it of use. This reader, commending the book to you all, has no doubt that both her hopes will be fulfilled' - Self & Society Describing contemporary integrative Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, this book addresses 30 key issues which will help both trainee and practising counsellors examine and improve crucial areas of their work. The field theoretical and relational model which underpins the book suggests that therapy is a complex process which requires therapists to be intuitive and self-aware while engaging in a number of interrelated therapeutic tasks. The importance of meeting clients person-to-person in a meaningful relationship is highlighted. Jennifer Mackewn encourages counsellors to focus on areas that they may feel need special attention, and shows them how to blend their skills into a subtle and versatile art form. The book covers vital aspects of Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, such as: appreciating the significance of beginnings; understanding the client's context; the dialogic relationship; contact and awareness; exploring life themes and support systems; and experimental and creative methods.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt is. New-York. Bantam Books. STOEHR T. (1994). Here, Now, Next: Paul Goodman and the Origins of Gestalt Therapy. GIC THE GESTALT JOURNAL: 2 volumes every year, since 1978, Highland. N.Y. WHEELER G. (1991). Gestalt reconsidered: a ...

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Author: Serge Ginger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429914287

Category: Psychology

Page: 172

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Gestalt Therapy has been developing steadily for the last 50 years in America as well as in Europe. It is currently practiced in different settings: individual, group, and family therapies; personal growth; social, medical and business organizations. This book describes a specific French approach: a synthesis of French culture (greatly influenced by psychoanalysis) along with a mobilizing and interactive method, emphasizing the cycle of contact, evoking the emotions, the body and the right hemisphere of the brain. This book is written mostly for beginners and for psychotherapy clients: it summarizes the central philosophy of this approach and the main techniques for the enrichment of contact. It includes sketches, charts, indexes, a glossary and a bibliography, which together comprise of a convenient tool. It also explains, in an accessible way, the latest discoveries concerning the brain (neurosciences), dreams and sexuality.

An Introduction to Gestalt

Wheeler, G.(1991) Gestalt Reconsidered. York:Gestalt Institute of Cleveland New Press/GardnerPress. Wheeler, G. (1994) 'Compulsion and curiosity – a gestalt approach to obsessive compulsivedisorder', British Gestalt Journal, 3(1):15–21.

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Author: Charlotte Sills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446290606

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This thoroughly revised edition of Gestalt Counselling introduces the fundamental concepts of Gestalt and systematically demonstrates how to apply and use these in practice. Taking a relational perspective, the expert authors explore how Gestalt can be used in a wide variety of 'helping conversations' from counselling, psychotherapy and coaching to mentoring, managing, consulting and guiding. A Each chapter contains case examples from the therapeutic world and a 'running case study' featuring ongoing coaching work moves throughout the book, with diagrams and lists for further reading making this the ideal text for use in training. The accessible, engaging writing style will appeal to undergraduates and postgraduates alike. Charlotte Sills is a practitioner and supervisor in private practice, a tutor at Metanoia Institute and a tutor and supervisor of coaching at Ashridge CollegeBusiness School. She is the author or co-author of many books and articles on therapeutic work. Phil Lapworth is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice near Bath and has written extensively in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Billy Desmond is a Gestalt psychotherapist, executive coach and organisational development consultant. He is a member of Ashridge College and a Programme Director of Partnering and Consulting in ChangeHead of the Gestalt Department at Metanoia Insititute, and tutor and consultant at Ashridge Business School.

Gestalt Therapy Around the World

One ofthe important publicationsof theGIC Press was Wheeler's (1991) Gestalt Reconsidered: ANew Approach to Contact and Resistance, which expanded the notion of resistance into contact styles. Gestalttherapy has continued to developand ...

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Author: Eleanor O'Leary

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118323502

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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The first internationally focused book on gestalt therapy to provide a comprehensive overview of current practice around the world. Features coverage of the history, training, theoretical contributions, and research initiatives relating to gestalt therapy in seventeen countries Points to future directions and challenges Includes extensive information on worldwide gestalt associations, institutes, and professional societies that promote the development of the approach

Gestalt Counselling in Action

Whitmont, E.C. and Kaufmann,Y. (1977) 'Analytical psychology and Gestalt therapy', in E.W. Smith (ed.), The Growing Edge of Gestalt Therapy. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. Wheeler, G. (1991) Gestalt Reconsidered. New York: Gardner Press.

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Author: Petruska Clarkson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446294796

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Simon Cavicchia has oriented Clarkson’s seminal work of Gestalt Counselling in Action within a more contemporary context, adding voices of significant and divergent thinkers as counter-point and extensions of the author’s work. Michael Clemmens, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, USA This popular and well written book which is now in its 4th edition provides an accessible and thorough introduction to the Gestalt approach. Danny Porter, Manchester Gestalt Centre Now 24 years old with over 40,000 copies sold worldwide, Petruska Clarkson’s classic text is the definitive introduction to Gestalt therapy. This fourth edition, updated by Simon Cavicchia, covers the latest in Gestalt theory, research and practice. It includes: An extended case study running through the book to help you understand the process of therapy and the techniques used in each of the phases. Learning features and case examples translating theory into practice. New ‘reflection sections’ showing you the most recent developments in the field. New material on the relational turn and research. As a student of Gestalt therapy, this is the one book you need to buy; it offers a uniquely practical and accessible approach to an often complex topic. Petruska Clarkson was a professor and fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Petruska sadly passed away in 2006. Simon Cavicchia is a primary tutor on the MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Joint Programme Leader of the MSc in Coaching Psychology/MA in Psychological Coaching, both at Metanoia Institute, London.

Skills in Gestalt Counselling Psychotherapy

Wheeler, G. (1991) Gestalt Reconsidered. New York: Gardner Press. Whines, J. (1999) 'The “symptom-figure”', British Gestalt Journal, 8 (1): 9–14. Wilber, K. (2000) Sex, Ecology, Spirituality. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, ...

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Author: Phil Joyce

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446244989

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a practical introduction to the application of the Gestalt approach at each stage of the therapeutic process. Taking the reader through these stages, the book focuses on skills which arise out of Gestalt theory as well as those invoked by the therapeutic relationship. As well as offering guidance on practice issues affecting counsellors such as assessment and treatment considerations, using a variety of Gestalt techniques, and developing client awareness, this fully updated edition has been expanded to represent new developments in the psychotherapy field. New material includes: - the implications of neuroscience and psychotherapy outcome research for the therapeutic relationship - new chapters exploring action research, disturbed and disturbing clients, and Gestalt supervision and coaching - short-term work in primary care and the NHS. This is an ideal text for use on counselling and counselling skills courses, especially those training in Gestalt, and recommended reading for anyone who uses Gestalt skills in their work.

Gestalt Therapy Practice

Among these, Gordon Wheeler's book Gestalt Reconsidered (1998; first published 1991) was particularly important. The book's subtitle marked the transition to a new way of thinking: A New Approach to Contact and Resistance.

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Author: Gro Skottun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000427769

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

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This essential new book gives the reader an introduction to the fundamental concepts of gestalt therapy in a stimulating and accessible style. It supports the study and practice of gestalt therapy for clinicians of all backgrounds, reflecting a practice-based pedagogy that emphasises experiential learning. The content in this book builds on the curriculum taught at the Norwegian Gestalt Institute University College (NGI). The material is divided into four main sections. In the first section, the theoretical basis for gestalt therapy is presented with references to gestalt psychology, field theory, phenomenology, and existential philosophy. In the later parts, central theoretical terms and practical models are discussed, such as the paradoxical theory of change, creative adjustment, self, contact, contact forms, awareness, polarities, and process models. Clinical examples illustrate the therapy form’s emphasis on the relational meeting between therapist and client. Detailed description of gestalt therapy theory from the time of the gestalt psychologists to today, with abundant examples from clinical practice, distinguishes this book from other texts. It will be of great value to therapists, coaches, and students of gestalt therapy.

Gestalt Therapy

ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING: A GESTALT APPROACH Edwin C. Nevis GESTALT RECONSIDERED: A NEW APPROACH TO CONTACT AND RESISTANCE Gordon WheelerTHE NEUROTIC BEHAVIOR OF ORGANIZATIONS Uri Merry and George I. Brown GESTALT THERAPY: PERSPECTIVES ...

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Author: Edwin C. Nevis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317758242

Category: Psychology

Page: 366

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Gestalt Therapy: Perspectives and Applications is a classic text which, when it was first released in 1992, signaled a renaissance of Gestalt scholarship throughout the world. In this volume, Edwin Nevis, one of the foremost Gestalt writers, thinkers, and practitioners of the last 40 years, skillfully draws together a diverse selection of essays from Gestalt therapists of every persuasion, united here by the clarity of their thought, and the constancy of commitment to the development and extension of the Gestalt model. Here you will find one of the finest overviews of classical Gestalt therapy theory and practice available: groundbreaking essays on such topics as diagnosis and ethics from a Gestalt perspective, and an assortment of pragmatic clinical essays of immediate value to the working practitioner.

Gestalt Therapy

SELECTED TITLES FROM GESTALTPRESS Organizational Consulting: A Gestalt Approach EdwinC.Nevis Gestalt Reconsidered: A New Approach to Contact and Resistance GordonWheeler Gestalt Therapy: Perspectives and Applications Edwin C. Nevis ...

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Author: Gonzague Masquelier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317706960

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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How can we reconcile our desire for freedom with the limits or routines that orgainize our existence? How do we affirm our personality while adjusting to the world? How can we be nourished by exchanges with others without losing our autonomy? Gestalt Therapy responds to these essential questions of our daily lives. An important branch of humanistic psychology, Gestalt Therapy emphasizes the importance of communication and contact, the ways that we maintain relationships with ourselves, others and our environment. It helps individuals to develop potential by going beyond rigid patterns and to finally become creators of their own existence, each of us creating our own life rather than merely submitting to it. Gonzague Masquelier presents the history of fifty years of the Gestalt movement as well as its development in today's world. He begins with the story of its founders: Laura and Fritz Perls, and their associate, Paul Goodman. He explains how this unique therapeutic path developed little by little, through the meeting of European existentialism with American pragmatism. Then, he clearly explains the principal concepts which form the basis of this approach, illustrated by numerous clinical examples taken from his own professional experience. Finally, the author reviews the current areas of practice of the Gestalt approach: not only individual or group psychotherapy, but also within organizations, executive board rooms and the training professions. He offers an excellent synthesis of differing aspects of this important perspective within the field of psychology today.

Object Relations in Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Reconsidered. Cleveland: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Press Wheeler, G. (1998). Towards a Gestalt developmental model. British Gestalt Journal, 7: 115–125. Winnicott, D. W. (1942). Review of the nursing couple».

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Author: Gilles Delisle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429916670

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The author of Personality Disorders: a Gestalt Therapy Perspective proposes a revision of Perls, Hefferline and Goodman's Theory of the Self in a way that brings it closer to contemporary issues in in the area of Personality Disorders. Understanding splitting and projective identification that chronically lead to experiential impasses, is an essential feature of the psychotherapy of the more severe personality disorders. In order to do so within the Gestalt framework, the author integrates certain developmental concepts fromobject relations theory, especially those put forth by W.R.D. Fairbairn (1954).This revised developmental perspective leads to an Object Relational Gestalt Therapy, in which the here-and-now therapeutic relationship is related to the there-and-then of the developmental past, as well as to the there-and-now of the client's current life situation. This text contains the integral version of the author's doctoral thesis.

Christianity and Gestalt Therapy

Meeting at the Boundary in a Desensitized World—A Joint AAGT and EAGT Gestalt Conference at the Crossroads of Civilization, Taormina, Sicily. ... Gestalt psychotherapy and coaching for relationships. ... Gestalt reconsidered.

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Author: Philip Brownell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351014052

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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Christianity and Gestalt Therapy is a unique integration written for psychotherapists who want to better understand their Christian clients and Christian counselors who want a clinically sound approach that embraces Christian spirituality. This book explores critical concepts in phenomenology and how they relate to both gestalt therapy and Christianity. Using mixed literary forms that include poetry and story, this book provides a window into gestalt therapy for Christian counselors interested in learning how the gestalt therapeutic model can be incorporated into their beliefs and practices. It explores the tension in psychology and psychotherapy between a rigid naturalism and an enchanted take on life. A rich mix of theory, philosophy, theology, and practice, Christianity and Gestalt Therapy is an important resource for therapists working with Christian patients.

New Directions in Gestalt Group Therapy

Gestalt reconsidered: A new approach to contact and resistance. New York: Taylor & Francis. Wundt, W. M. (1897). Outlines of psychology. New York: W. Engelmann. Yontef, G. (1993). Awareness, dialogue and process: Essays on gestalt ...

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Author: Peter H. Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317364429

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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Gestalt therapists often work with groups. Group therapists from a variety of theoretical orientations frequently incorporate insights and methodology from gestalt therapy. New Directions in Gestalt Group Therapy: Relational Ground, Authentic Self was written with particular attention to both gestalt and group work specialists in providing a comprehensive reference for the practice of group therapy from a gestalt perspective. In includes an introduction to gestalt therapy terms and concepts written to make the gestalt approach understandable and accessible for mental health practitioners of all backgrounds. It is appropriate for students as well as seasoned psychotherapists. Peter Cole and Daisy Reese are the co-directors of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy located in Berkeley, California. They are the co-authors of Mastering the Financial Dimension of Your Psychotherapy Practice and True Self, True Wealth: A Pathway to Prosperity. They are a married couple, with five children and four grandchildren between them.

Gestalt Reconsidered

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Author: Gordon Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:18700574

Category: Gestalt psychology

Page: 516

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