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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.

Understanding Field Theory and Meeting Clients from a Field Perspective
Understanding field theory and meeting clients from a field perspective

Gestalt counselling and therapy are based in field theory. This is a set of principles that emphasises the interconnectedness of events and the settings in which those events take place. In Gestalt the individual–environment entity is known as the field, where the field consists of all the complex interactive phenomena of individuals and their environment. Gestalt field theory looks at the total situation, affirming and respecting wholeness and complexity, rather than reducing that situation by piecemeal, item by item analysis. To work from a field perspective, you need to understand and know how to apply the main principles of Gestalt field theory, which are listed in ...

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