Developing Gestalt Counselling

Author: Jennifer Mackewn
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446226425
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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.

Skills In Gestalt Counselling Psychotherapy

Author: Phil Joyce
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1526450895
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This practical guide to the gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in gestalt practice. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters. The Fourth Edition has been updated to include: Some implications of working in the twenty-first century, including working virtually Updated content on trauma An enhanced discussion of mindfulness and awareness New case examples and exercises Updated references and further reading

Gestalt Therapy

Author: Dave Mann
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136930612
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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. By working to heighten awareness through dialogue and creative experimentation, gestalt therapists create the conditions for a client's personal journey to health. Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise guide to this flexible and far-reaching approach. 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.

Gestalt Therapy

Author: Serge Ginger
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429914288
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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.

Towards A Research Tradition In Gestalt Therapy

Author: Jan Roubal
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443857343
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Gestalt therapy is well-grounded in its daily practice, but is a field which is still in the process of developing a research tradition to support this practice. Gestalt practitioner researchers devote themselves to the generation of interest in the field, the enlargement of capacities and expertise, and the sharing of research projects and their findings. The larger Gestalt community realises that such research has begun to take place, but it requires more information and to be brought into the conversation through a book that speaks of philosophy and method and actually shares some of the research that emerges. This volume fills this lacuna, collecting for the first time the theoretical grounds for research in Gestalt therapy, and introduces useful research methods and presents actual research projects to provide inspiration to Gestalt practitioner researchers. The book will be helpful not only to Gestalt therapists interested in research, but also to students of Gestalt therapy involved in training, as it will serve to bolster their own academic performance. It will also be of interest to the larger field of psychotherapy research, in demonstrating how a clinical school based on principles such as existential dialogue, phenomenology and field theory is responding to the need for evidence-based practice, and is keeping pace with the needs of a twenty-first century professional community.

On Intimate Ground

Author: Gordon Wheeler
Editor: Gestalt Publications
ISBN: 9780881632644
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Couples therapy has long been regarded as one of the most demanding forms of psychotherapy because of the way it challenges therapists to combine the insights of dynamic psychology with the power and clarity of systems dynamics. In this exciting new volume, Gordon Wheeler and Stephanie Backman, couples therapists with broad training and long years of experience, present dramatic new approaches that at last integrate the dynamic/self-organizational and the systemic/behavioral schools of thought. Building on the insights of Gestalt psychology and psychotherapy, the authors show us how a truly phenomenological approach, based on the clients' own experience and goals, holds the key to a dramatic increase in therapeutic power and flexibility. The fifteen engaging chapters demonstrate the application of this approach to issues of intimacy, self-construction, power and abuse, "resistance," growth, and shame - and to such diverse and challenging populations as abuse survivors and their partners, remarried couples, gay and lesbian couples, and couples with "personality" or "character" disorders. In the process, the authors offer a fresh perspective that will serve to re-energize the couples therapist's work in this challenging area. On Intimate Ground contributes new insights to many of the most timely and provocative questions in the field today.

Gestalt Therapy For Addictive And Self Medicating Behaviors

Author: Dr. Philip Brownell, M.Div., Psy.D.
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610696X
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This volume describes the most current gestalt approaches to treating substance abuse and other self-medicating behaviors by a leading practitioner and scholar in the field. It is based on the gestalt view of the self-medicating dynamic as one of pattern repetition and difficulty overcoming rigid patterns of response to sensory experience and life's routine demands. The book provides a practical model for helping clients with the gamut of self-medicating behaviors-substance and alcohol abuse, overeating, gambling, overworking, rage, and others-and describes a recovery program as a system created to change one's lifestyle over time through the development of disciplines that ultimately shape one's life. The volume will also be helpful to therapists in other modalities as an alternative therapy when treating self-medicating clients, as well as a spiritual alternative to the 12-step approach. Key Features: Applies current gestalt therapy approaches to the spectrum of addictive behaviors Provides practical treatment models for self-medicating behaviors Written by a prominent practitioner and scholar of gestalt therapy Offers a spiritual alternative to the 12-step approach to recovery

Gestalt Therapy

Author: Gonzague Masquelier
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780881634587
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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.

Groundwork

Author: Norman Shub
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ISBN: 9781939436184
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Like almost everything in life, the psychotherapy experience must be developed from the foundation up, like building a house: first the foundation is laid, then the cement is poured, the walls are framed and so forth. These steps are often not terribly exciting, nor do they give a clear picture of what is to come. Eventually, as the kitchen takes shape, the windows are installed and the house comes together, each step furnishes a sense of accomplishment. Like new home owners, therapists tend to want to move to the heart of the process--the interior work--and consequently they may not pay enough attention to doing sufficient groundwork, the foundation of the therapeutic experience. We define groundwork as the teaching of a basic therapeutic framework that facilitates the growth of a deeper ongoing relationship. In Gestalt therapy, groundwork includes the fundamental processes of awareness training, working with resistances and developing contact skills. This concept of groundwork is unique to the practice of Gestalt therapy, although it can be translated easily to other therapeutic methods if the therapist understands that method's foundation principles.

Developing A Therapeutic Style

Author: Norman Shub
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ISBN: 9781939436122
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This is the third paper in the Working Paper Series developed to help students better understand the treatment models and the complex theories of depth Gestalt therapy. This Working Paper helps the professional psychotherapist consider the difficult but important process of developing a therapeutic style, a subject that continues to receive minimal attention in the psychotherapeutic literature. Thus we have attempted here to outline a beginning procedure to help therapists conceptualize, struggle with and develop a method of working--that is, a style. I use the plural "we" in this Working Paper as one way of acknowledging the many therapists and students who have worked with me in our practice and at the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio over the years we have been developing these ideas.

Developing High Self Esteem

Author: Norman Shub
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ISBN: 9781939436139
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This Working Paper will define high self-esteem, break it down into its components, help you understand the process of developing it, and provide some exercises for working on your own self-esteem. If you are one of the unfortunate individuals--as I was--who gained little positive sense of self while growing up and are now living your life not feeling good about yourself, not being proud of the special traits that you embody, and not understanding your uniqueness, this Working Paper can help you stand taller and be stronger.

Handbook For Theory Research And Practice In Gestalt Therapy

Author: Philip Brownell
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
ISBN:
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Discusses the philosophy of science, the need for research specifically focused on gestalt therapy, and the critical realism and natural attitude found in both research and gestalt praxis. This book provides discussions of qualitative and quantitative research, and describes the methods of gestalt therapy as based in a unified theory.

Gestalt Therapy

Author: Eleanor O'Leary
Editor: Singular
ISBN:
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Gestalt therapy is designed to enable people to deal with a range of emotions that are obstacles to growth and development. This approach to therapy aims to help people to let go of anger, grief, resentment, depression and fear - and, in so doing, resolve problems such as indecision and unsatisfactory personal relationships. Dreams and fantasies are used experimentally in a group setting.

The Growing Edge Of Gestalt Therapy

Author: Edward W. L. Smith
Editor: Lyle Stuart
ISBN: 9780806506067
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Trauma Therapy And Clinical Practice

Author: Miriam Taylor
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335263100
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This book weaves together the experience of trauma, neuroscience and Gestalt theory and applies these to clients.

Gestalt Approaches In Counseling

Author: William R. Passons
Editor: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN:
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An introductory survey of the theoretical dimensions of Gestalt therapy, with exercises intended to facilitate the reader's self-awareness and of various Gestalt approaches suitable for practicing counselors and trainees. Bibliogs

The Healing Power Of Spirituality Psychodynamics

Author: J. Harold Ellens
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313372018
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Gestalt Therapy Primer

Author: F. Douglas Stephenson
Editor: Charles C. Thomas Publisher
ISBN:
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Gestalt Therapy

Author: Frederick S. Perls
Editor: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 9780285626652
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First published 1951. A series of experiments in self-therapy designed to develop an awareness of self and a growth of the personality

Discovering And Developing Themes

Author: Norman Shub
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ISBN: 9781939436153
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Theme development is a particularly important concept when studying the here-and-now process in Gestalt therapy. The word "theme" is used in numerous ways in the Gestalt lexicon, ranging from describing a momentarily important issue (e.g., the theme of one particular session) to addressing the deeper questions that underlie each client's ongoing therapy. The distinctions between theme discovery, theme development and theme work are important for this Working Paper. Theme discovery is that magical moment that occurs when a therapist and a client acknowledge that something meaningful that bears further exploration is beginning to emerge in the present. Theme development is the process of taking this discovery and shaping it into a theme that the client owns, feels and wants to work on. Theme work is taking the developed theme and doing the actual work on it that expands the client's boundaries and creates the ability for the client to be different in the world. Thus, the theme implies a present phenomenon that the therapeutic partnership considers ripe for exploration.