COMPARISON OF GESTALT THERAPY WITH EARLY GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY

COMPARISON OF GESTALT THERAPY WITH EARLY GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY...

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COMPARISON OF GESTALT THERAPY WITH EARLY GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY Despite all these influences, as we will see just below, the Gestalt outlook provides the centering point, the compass, of Gestalt therapy. It brings all these influences together in, fittingly enough, a meaningfully configured, patterned, organized whole. Doctrinaire Gestalt Psychologists who claim that Gestalt Therapy is not "real Gestalt" are right and wrong. They are right because it draws together many other influences with the old Gestalt psychology. They are wrong because the Gestalt view of reality genuinely is the centering point that holds all the rest of the influences together. Gestalt theory is extended into becoming a dynamic process of personal growth and development, just as Goldstein extended it into the physiological realm and Lewin extended it into the social realm. We may note that were it not for Perls and Gestalt Therapy, instead of being alive, well, and influential today, Gestalt theory would be a chapter in the history books and that would be the end of it. We can examine a partial list of comparisons between early Gestalt psychology and Gestalt
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