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Gestalt Therapy in Use 1 Gestalt Therapy In Use PSY400 Kiyana Lonon
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Gestalt Therapy in Use 2 Abstract In this scenario situational examination influenced by culture is imperative in un- derstanding opposing viewpoints as well as discomforts that are experienced. A helpful peek into how a informed, experienced therapist gives insight objectively in their counseling. With Gestalt therapy, this is an time for the client to allow time for self-examination, and move forward in ad- vancement with self-actualization.
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Gestalt Therapy in Use 3 Gestalt Therapy in Use Culture influences everyone, rather they believes that it plays a large role in their life or not in their family structure especially. In this scenario of Paul, shows signs of how family structure affected his adult views and decisions with counseling. There will be a harder experience for ones involved that do not have a concrete understanding of the nature of cultural focus. In this scenario, Paul, 34 years old, has started to visit the therapist at his wife s request initially, went through the motions ”  once a weekly, in a sense until he had a breakthrough in counseling and his interested was peaked, increasing sessions twice a week. He dealt with anxiety, motion related and bouts of depression in his early twenties in relation to ca- reer or professional failure. As a artist he personally has pressure on proving hisself for advance- ment and in that anxiety he has been depressed given that his peers have surpassed him. He has watched his associates and friends in this industry advance and he believes that he can fix all of his concerns and issues himself without help. Paul grew up as an only child and he received that support and validation as a child from his parents when completing artist drawings and he tied his self worth to that. So his creative artistry is connected and tied to his feelings of self-worth, and since he feels like a failure in relation to his art, this leaves he feeling poorly in this regard. He has become stagnant currently due to his previous failure with his career and sees it hard to get going with things in his career as well as things around the home. Coming into
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Gestalt Therapy in Use 4 realization of how much his past affected his present life, involved much of self-actualization. According to Alderian Birth Order theory, he still needed that validation as an adult and may not be receiving that to compensate for the past and realizing that and how it affected him is helpful in healing.
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  • Spring '10
  • RosalieWood
  • Psychotherapy, Psychology, Argosy, Gestalt therapy

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