Family Therapy & Art Therapy Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Family Therapy & Art Therapy
Describes & compares approaches & suggests possible integration. Discusses founders, concepts, techniques and results.
# 17625 | 3,150 words | 10 sources | 1987 | US
Published on Feb 23, 2003 in Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (General)

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" Family therapist, Walter Kempler, worked for a brief time with pioneering Gestalt therapist Fritz Perls who greatly influenced the development of Kempler's concepts of dealing with whole families in therapeutic situations. Although the two agreed on many principles, Kempler finally parted professional company with Perls on the issue of the therapist's involvement in the sessions. Perls thought that the therapist should be outside the immediate encounter, and Kempler believed that the therapist should not hide behind any device whatsoever (Kempler, 1973, p. 13).
Kempler, Perls, and others important in the field of family work--Virginia Satir and Murray Bowen--held that the family constellation is the most valuable and appropriate unit for(...)"

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