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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.

Using Phenomenological Methods to Describe and Investigate the Field
Using phenomenological methods to describe and investigate the field

This section focuses on two more principles of field theory and discusses how the phenomenological approach can offer practical methods of investigating the whole field which are in tune with these principles. The interrelated principles of field theory discussed here are: All aspects of the field are potentially significant and interconnected (principle 2, p. 49); human behaviour cannot be attributed to any single cause but arises from the interlocking forces or the constellation of the field as a whole (principle 3, p. 49).

The Gestalt approach is a form of phenomenological field theory.1 Gestalt shares the concerns of phenomenology, which are to study the multiple possibilities of a given field ...

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