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Supportive yet challenging, this volume contains 30 useful hints and reminders to help both students and professionals in counseling examine and improve key areas of ther work. Developing Gestalt Counseling encourages counselors to focus on areas that they feel need special attention by covering topics such as relationship and dialogue, assessment in the Gestalt approach; contact, awareness, proactivity, and responsibility; and experimental and creative methods. Author Jennifer Mackewn provides an easy-to-read and informative book for readers who are already familiar with the fundamentals of counseling and have begun work with clients in counseling psychology and social work settings.

Exploring and Developing Awareness of Support Systems
Exploring and developing awareness of support systems
Support in Gestalt

Support is the background from which episodes of awareness-contact-growth and assimilation arise. Background support is essential for the foreground function of contact and people can only make the level or type of contact for which they currently have sufficient support either internally or externally or both. It is therefore important that you and clients attend to their levels of internal and external support and explore how effectively their support systems can underpin their aspirations for action and contact in the world. Support is a central concept in Gestalt counselling and therapy and is differentiated into environmental and self support. So you need to develop an interest in how clients currently ...

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