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This seminal textbook on Gestalt therapy refreshes the theory of Gestalt therapy revisiting its European roots. Taking the basic premise that people do the best they can in relation to their own situation — a thoroughly Gestalt idea — leading European therapist Georges Wollants explains Gestalt theory and provides a useful critique of commonly taught concepts: - Each section approaches a key area of psychotherapy theory in context, while chapter summaries, illustrations and worked-through case examples help to make the theory accessible to all those training in Gestalt therapy; - Commentaries from current experts in different areas of Gestalt provide a balanced overview of Gestalt therapy today; - The author brings in his extensive knowledge of European philosophers and psychologists to offer a unique ...

The Developing Situation
The developing situation

The child, from its first day of life, is objectively a part of a social setting and would die within a few days if he were to be withdrawn from it. (Lewin, 1952, p.63)

Developmentally We begin not with a separate, isolated self that gradually frees itself from ...

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