Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.

Gestalt therapy was developed by Fritz Perls, Laura Perls and Paul Goodman in the 1940s and 1950s.

Read more about Gestalt TherapyOverview, Contemporary Theory and Practice, Historical Development, Current Status

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... Steve Andreas is the son of Barry Stevens, a writer and well-known gestalt therapist ... He was introduced to Gestalt therapy in 1967, and edited Fritz Perls' books, Gestalt Therapy Verbatim and In and Out the Garbage Pail, and wrote Awareness, a book of exercises based on Gestalt Therapy ...
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... of Fritz Perls and part of the early Gestalt Therapy community, where he began conducting workshops at Esalen Institute, as a visiting associate ... close friend and became part of Leo Zeff's pioneering psychedelic therapy group (1965–66) ... After leaving Arica, he began teaching a group that included his mother, Gestalt trainees and friends ...
Gestalt Therapy - Current Status - Associations
... The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, (AAGT) holds a biennial international conference in various locations – the first was in New ... The European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) founded in 1985, to gather European individual Gestalt therapists, training institutes and national ... Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ) was formally established at the first "Down Under" Gestalt Therapy Conference held in Perth in September 1998 ...
Humanistic Psychology - Counseling and Therapy
... includes several approaches to counseling and therapy ... existence and the person-centered or client-centered therapy of Carl Rogers, which is centered on the client's capacity for self-direction and understanding of his or her own development ... Other approaches to humanistic counseling and therapy include Gestalt therapy, which puts a focus on the here and now, especially as an opportunity to look past ...
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