Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy - Gestalt Therapy Frederick S. Perls...

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Unformatted text preview: Gestalt Therapy Frederick S. Perls (1893-1970) Collaborators: Laura Perls & Paul Goodman Based on Kurt Goldsteins organismic theory of personality Healthy person reacts as whole organism Tendency to form figures and grounds Continuous flow of figure/ground configurations Phenomenological approach Process-oriented Experiential Gestalt Shape or form-configuration of integrated parts A unified whole More than sum of parts Innate tendency to form good gestalts in a field Destruction of gestalts-healthy survival If not: Introjection Compulsive hanging on to unfinished situation Assumptions about Nature of Persons (Schmidt, Kaul, & Dell, 1977) The individual is a whole-integrated and organized Persons are proactive, capable of awareness and choice Individuals and environments are inseparable Fundamental psychological event is the immediate experience Individuals experience themselves and their environments as figure and ground.environments as figure and ground....
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