The Relational Heart of Gestalt Therapy: Contemporary Perspectives (Hardcover)
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This compelling and comprehensive volume is an anthology of current thinking by many of gestalt therapy's leading theoreticians, clinicians, and researchers.
Including many well-known voices in the field and introducing several new ones to the current gestalt therapy literature, the book presents a broad-ranging compendium of essays, scientific articles, clinical applications, and integrative approaches that represent the richness and vibrancy of the field. Each contributor brings intellectual rigor, honest personal reflection, and humanism to their area of inquiry. This ethos--the spirit of relational gestalt therapy--infuses the whole book, bringing a sense of coherence to its seventeen chapters. Following an introduction written by Mark Winitsky, PhD, as an entry point into the field for students and psychotherapists from other schools of thought, the book is organized into three sections: Theory, Clinical Applications, and Integrative Approaches. Readers will encounter new ways of thinking about psychotherapy, new skills they can bring to their work, and new ways of integrating gestalt therapy with other approaches.
The Relational Heart of Gestalt Therapy is essential reading for Gestalt therapists as well as other mental health professionals with an interest in Gestalt approaches.
About the Author
Peter Cole, LCSW is the co-director of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with the UC Davis School of Medicine for 30 years (now retired). He is the co-author of three previous books including New Directions in Gestalt Group Therapy, and has published numerous articles.