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ERIC Number: ED082090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 10
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Gestalt Therapy: Development, Theory, and Techniques.
Witchel, Robert
This paper presents a full review of the literature in the area of Gestalt Therapy and could be helpful in familiarizing people with this discipline. The roots contributing to the development of Gestalt therapy as presently practiced are explored briefly. Gestalt theory is presented in a developmental way, initially exploring the relationship between an organism and the environment. The paper also presents some basic guidelines or rules of Gestalt Therapy and some common Gestalt Therapy techniques such as games of dialogue, unfinished business, playing projections, reversing behavior, body movement and expression, the contact withdrawal rhythm, and dream work. Also provided are further resources for use in exploring Gestalt Therapy, including research demonstrating the effectiveness of Gestalt Therapy in group settings. The author concludes with a reminder that Gestalt Therapy can best be understood through direct experience with Gestalt therapists or people who have learned to follow their personal awareness continuum. (Author/CJ)
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