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Witchel, Robert – 1974
This paper briefly summarizes the literature relating to the counseling practicum experience, as well as reviews the development and basic principles of Gestalt therapy. A marriage between the Gestalt therapy approach and the counseling practicum is developed as follows: "Experiential learning, the here-and-now, I-and-thou, and integrating…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Counseling Theories, Counselor Training, Field Experience Programs
Little, Linda F. – 1986
This paper notes recent evidence suggesting that couples characterized by violent interactions respond best to therapy when seen first in individual therapy sessions. Clinicians are then presented with a Gestalt therapy approach to intervening in cases of intimate violence that goes beyond crisis intervention. The focus is on the female's roles in…
Descriptors: Battered Women, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Family Violence
Capuzzi, David, Ed.; Stauffer, Mark D., Ed. – American Counseling Association, 2016
Featuring important theories and trends not covered in other foundational texts, this book is designed to equip the next generation of counselors with the tools they need for understanding the core dimensions of the helping relationship. Topical experts provide contemporary information and insight on the following theories: psychoanalytic,…
Descriptors: Counseling, Psychotherapy, Case Studies, Counseling Theories
Peavy, R. Vance – Canadian Counsellor, 1973
The article briefly describes the principal values in Gestalt Therapy and outlines some of the practices commonly employed in Gestalt work. Implications for counsellors are suggested--both as a mode of counsellor training and as an approach to be used by counsellors. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Helping Relationship, Human Dignity, Individual Development
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Enns, Carolyn Zerbe – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1987
Offers a proposal for integrating the Gestalt goals of self-responsibility with a feminist perspective that places value on the web of relationships in women's lives and focuses attention on the environmental constraints and socialization that affect women's choices. Discusses Gestalt techniques for enhancing women's growth and examines…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Environmental Influences, Females
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Harman, Robert L.; Franklin, Richard W. – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1975
Gestalt therapy in groups is not limited to individual work in the presence of an audience. Describes several ways to involve gestalt groups interactionally. Interactions described focus on learning by doing and discovering, and are noninterpretive. (Author/EJT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Group Counseling, Group Dynamics, Helping Relationship
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Lammert, Marilyn; Dolan, Mary M. – Adolescence, 1983
Describes two dimensions of Gestalt therapy that can enhance clinical practice--orientation to the present and active-experimental style--and examines them in relation to some traditional principles of practice. Gestalt theory offers a method of discovery that is a combination of phenomenology and behaviorism. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Effectiveness
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Boulet, Donald; And Others – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 1993
Analyzed two Gestalt therapy sessions conducted by Fritz Perls using category system for identifying in-session client behaviors valued by Gestalt therapists. Four judges independently rated 210 client statements. Found common pattern of therapeutic movement: initial phase dominated by building block good moments and second phase characterized by…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Foreign Countries, Gestalt Therapy, Interpersonal Communication
Carter, Betsie; Vargiu, Susan – Synthesis, 1977
This interview evokes much of the essential spirit of Gestalt Therapy and some of its techniques. Gestalt is a method of growth for developing the potential of the healthy individual. It emphasizes acquiring awareness of the existential moment, integrating unconscious aspects of self, and taking responsibility for one's actions. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Helping Relationship, Individual Development, Interpersonal Relationship
Nordberg, Robert – 1978
Whereas Gestalt Therapy purports to apply the principles of Gestalt psychology to psychotherapeutic situations, its emphasis upon the here-and-now and upon sensations as distinct from meanings is directly contrary to the spirit and assumptions of Gestalt theory as developed by Max Wertheimer and others. When Gestalt therapy does succeed, it is by…
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Existentialism, Individual Psychology, Literature Reviews
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Greenberg, Leslie J.; Warwar, Serine H.; Malcolm, Wanda M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2008
This study compared the effectiveness of emotion-focused therapy (EFT) involving gestalt empty-chair dialogue in the treatment of individuals who were emotionally injured by a significant other with therapy in a psychoeducation group designed to deal with these injuries. In addition, this study examined aspects of the emotional process of…
Descriptors: Injuries, Outcomes of Treatment, Interpersonal Relationship, Therapy
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Korb, Margaret Patton; Themis, Sharon – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 1980
Discusses the Gestalt therapy group process and its roots in theory and therapeutic orientation. Indicates that the process itself, particularly the role of the therapist, is a key factor in the intensity and power of the group experience for the participants. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Counselors, Group Dynamics, Group Experience
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Healy, James; Dowd, E. Thomas – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 1981
Tested the utility of the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and the Girona Affect Scale in predicting the outcomes of a marathon Gestalt therapy workshop. Signigicant predictive equations were generated that use the POI to predict gains on the Girona Affect Scale. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Individual Characteristics, Personality Traits, Predictor Variables
Petzold, Hilarion G. – Death Education, 1982
Reports the use of death therapy with a cancer patient. Gestalt therapy and creative media were used to facilitate an integration of life and a sense of balance with life. Suggests that counseling the dying means walking along a stretch of the path together. (Author)
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Cancer, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques
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Little, Linda F. – Family Relations, 1986
Findings suggest that parents (N=23) who sought therapy because of "problematic" children differed in valuing style (e.g., rejection, extrinsic valuing, overprotection) from two samples of parents from normal populations. Parents who participated in Gestalt therapy groups made significant changes in their reported parenting styles. (Author/ABB)
Descriptors: Family Problems, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy, Parent Child Relationship
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