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by Gordon Wheeler and Lena Axelsson
Gestalt Therapy

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Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice is an introductory text, written by major Gestalt theorists, that will engage those new to Gestalt therapy. Editors Ansel Woldt and Sarah M. Toman introduce the historical underpinnings and fundamental concepts of Gestalt therapy and illustrate applications of those concepts to therapeutic practice. The book is unique in that it is the first Gestalt text specifically designed for the academic and training institute settings. Gestalt Therapy takes both a conceptual and a practical approach to examining classic and cutting-edge constructs.

Gestalt Therapy by Gordon Wheeler and Lena Axelsson Book Cover

by Gordon Wheeler and Lena Axelsson
Gestalt Therapy

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This book provides an introduction to the theory, historical evolution, research, and practice of Gestalt therapy, which arose in reaction to the dominant psychotherapy approaches of the mid-twentieth century. Open-ended and inquisitive, Gestalt is a set of guiding principles that inspire an active, present-focused, relational stance on the part of the therapist. This essential primer, amply illustrated with case examples featuring diverse clients, is perfect for graduate students studying theories of therapy and counseling, as well as for seasoned practitioners interested in understanding how this approach has evolved and how it might be used in their own practice.