Gestalt Therapy Groups Term Paper by Master Researcher

Gestalt Therapy Groups
This paper describes the basic techniques of Gestalt therapy.
# 37861 | 1,650 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 17, 2003 in Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper discusses the approaches and theories that contribute to the Gestalt technique of counseling. The paper is composed of two sections on the exploration and transition stages of Gestalt therapy groups. The paper includes recommendations for the therapist to establish and maintain a group.

Transition Stage

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"The Gestalt therapy stemmed around workshops for professional people. Usually one person was placed in the center of attention and everyone around that person would question him or her. They would act as a kind of a "chorus" in the background of the work session (Litt 2000). Pre-group issues stem around freeing oneself of boundaries and opening up to the possibilities of limitless depths of discussion. The therapist who chooses the Gestalt therapy may be considered different or queer. In the Gestalt approach, the therapist views patients as " as a functional, orgasmic whole that strives towards higher levels of potentiality, actualization, and integration within and as part if its organism/environment field" (Kirchner). People are never identified in pieces, but as a full and functional whole with several layers of depth and full potential to obtain higher levels of knowledge."

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