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Gestalt Therapy Book Series

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The Gestalt Therapy Book Series

The Istituto di Gestalt series of Gestalt therapy books emerges from the ground of a growing interest in theory, research and clinical practice in the Gestalt community. The members of the Scientific and Editorial Boards have been committed for many years to the process of supporting research and publications in our field: through this series we want to offer our colleagues internationally the richness of the current trends in Gestalt therapy theory and practice, underpinned by research. The goal of this series is to develop the original principles in hermeneutic terms: to articulate a relational perspective, namely a phenomenological, aesthetic, field-oriented approach to psychotherapy. It is also intended to help professions and to support a solid development and dialogue of Gestalt therapy with other psychotherapeutic methods.

The series includes original books specifically created for it, as well as translations of volumes originally published in other languages. We hope that our editorial effort will support the growth of the Gestalt therapy community; a dialogue with other modalities and disciplines; and new developments in research, clinics and other fields where Gestalt therapy theory can be applied (e.g., organizations, education, political and social critique and movements).

We would like to dedicate this Gestalt Therapy Book Series to all our masters and colleagues who have sown fruitful seeds in our minds and hearts.

Scientific Board

Vincent Béja, Dan Bloom, Bernd Bocian, Phil Brownell, Pietro A. Cavaleri, Scott Churchill, Michael Clemmens, Peter Cole, Susan L. Fischer, Madeleine Fogarty, Ruella Frank, Pablo Herrera Salinas, Lynne Jacobs, Natasha Kedrova, Timothy Leung, Alan Meara, Joseph Melnick, Myriam Muñoz Polit, Antonio Narzisi, Leanne O’Shea, Malcolm Parlett, Peter Philippson, Erving Polster, Jean-Marie Robine, Jan Roubal, Adriana Schnake, Peter Schulthess, Christine Stevens, Daan van Baalen, Carmen Vázquez Bandín, Gordon Wheeler, Gary Yontef


Editorial Board

Billy Desmond, Annette Hillers-Chen, Ann Kunish, Fabiola Maggio, Max Mishchenko, Georg Pernter, Rafael Salgado, Silvia Tosi, Jay Tropianskaia, Andy Williams, Jelena Zeleskov Djoric



Stefania Benini


Editorial Assistant

Serena Iacono Isidoro


General Editor

Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb,

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A Field-Centred Approach to Gestalt Therapy Agency and Response-ability in a Changing World

A Field-Centred Approach to Gestalt Therapy: Agency and Response-ability in a Changing World

1st Edition

By Lothar Gutjahr
May 07, 2024

In Gestalt therapy, sociological, political, and economic research is often neglected or ignored. Drawing on analyses about current societal conditions, this book considers that there is no such thing as a ‘postmodern’ therapy and offers a new approach to Gestalt therapy. Gestalt therapy is still ...

Relational Gestalt Therapy in India A Guide to Group Practice

Relational Gestalt Therapy in India: A Guide to Group Practice

1st Edition

By Vanaja Ammanath
June 06, 2023

This fascinating book examines the place and practice of Relational Gestalt therapy (RGT) within an Indian cultural context, and how it can be applied in a group setting. The book begins by introducing the foundational concepts of Gestalt therapy (GT), namely phenomenology, field theory and ...

Psychopathology of the Situation in Gestalt Therapy A Field-oriented Approach

Psychopathology of the Situation in Gestalt Therapy: A Field-oriented Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Pietro Cavaleri
March 24, 2023

This collection explores the impacts and new ways of treatment of difficult clinical situations, in the uncertainty of a world in crisis, through a phenomenological and aesthetic field-oriented lens. Each author offers a Gestalt-centered perspective on clinical issues – a situational window, which ...

The History, Theory and Community of Gestalt Therapy Exploring the New York Institute

The History, Theory and Community of Gestalt Therapy: Exploring the New York Institute

1st Edition

By Václav Mikolášek
December 26, 2022

This book tells the story of the community at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (NYIGT) as it evolved in connection with the highly regarded theory it produced, examining some important turning points for the institute spanning the period from the early 1970s until 2020 and describing the ...

The Relational Heart of Gestalt Therapy Contemporary Perspectives

The Relational Heart of Gestalt Therapy: Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Cole
May 13, 2022

This compelling and comprehensive volume is an anthology of current thinking by many of gestalt therapy’s leading theoreticians, clinicians, and researchers. Including many well-known voices in the field and introducing several new ones to the current gestalt therapy literature, the book presents ...

Gestalt Therapy Practice Theory and Experiential Learning

Gestalt Therapy Practice: Theory and Experiential Learning

1st Edition

By Gro Skottun, Åshild Krüger
September 07, 2021

This essential new book gives the reader an introduction to the fundamental concepts of gestalt therapy in a stimulating and accessible style. It supports the study and practice of gestalt therapy for clinicians of all backgrounds, reflecting a practice-based pedagogy that emphasises experiential ...

Human Interaction and Emotional Awareness in Gestalt Therapy Exploring the Phenomenology of Contacting and Feeling

Human Interaction and Emotional Awareness in Gestalt Therapy: Exploring the Phenomenology of Contacting and Feeling

1st Edition

By H. Peter Dreitzel
March 26, 2021

In Human Interaction and Emotional Awareness in Gestalt Therapy H. Peter Dreitzel explores a model of the contacting processes between human beings and their environments and presents a phenomenological exploration of the emotions guiding such contacts. The book makes an important contribution to ...

Exploring Masculinity, Sexuality, and Culture in Gestalt Therapy An Autoethnography

Exploring Masculinity, Sexuality, and Culture in Gestalt Therapy: An Autoethnography

1st Edition

By Adam Kincel
December 30, 2020

Exploring Masculinity, Sexuality, and Culture in Gestalt Therapy is an invitation to explore social and political issues within the psychotherapeutic framework. It describes and analyses the author’s journey of becoming a gestalt therapist in Poland and England through analyses of masculinity, ...

Enchantment and Gestalt Therapy Partners in Exploring Life

Enchantment and Gestalt Therapy: Partners in Exploring Life

1st Edition

By Erving Polster
December 01, 2020

Enchantment and Gestalt Therapy is a personal exploration of Erving Polster’s remarkable career, the value of the Gestalt approach, and the power of enchantment in psychotherapy. Polster points ahead to a vision of a psychotherapy that includes the population as a whole rather than focusing on...

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