Gestalt Therapy: Perspectives and Applications is a classic text which, when it was first released in 1992, signaled a renaissance of Gestalt scholarship throughout the world. In this volume, Edwin Nevis, one of the foremost Gestalt writers, thinkers, and practitioners of the last 40 years, skillfully draws together a diverse selection of essays from Gestalt therapists of every persuasion, united here by the clarity of their thought, and the constancy of commitment to the development and extension of the Gestalt model. Here you will find one of the finest overviews of classical Gestalt therapy theory and practice available: groundbreaking essays on such topics as diagnosis and ethics from a Gestalt perspective, and an assortment of pragmatic clinical essays of immediate value to the working practitioner.
Table of Contents
Nevis, Introduction. Part I: Perspectives. Latner, The Theory of Gestalt Therapy. Melnick, Nevis, Diagnosis: The Struggle for a Meaningful Paradigm. Shub, Gestalt Therapy Over Time: Integrating Difficulty and Diagnosis. Wheeler, Gestalt Ethics. Goulding, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy. Rubenfeld, Gestalt Therapy and the BodyMind: An Overview of the Rubenfeld Synergy Method. Rainwater, Psychosynthesis and the Gestalt Approach. Part II: Applications. Carlock, Glaus, & Shaw, The Alcoholic: A Gestalt View. Harris, Gestalt Work with Psychotics. Oaklander, Gestalt Work with Children: Working with Anger and Introjects. Zinker, The Gestalt Approach to Couple Therapy. Huckabay, An Overview of the Theory and Practice of Gestalt Group Process. Stratford, Gestalt Thinking and the Therapeutic Milieu.
Edwin C. Nevis, Ph.D., has practiced in the field of organizational consulting for over 40 years. During that time, he served a 13 year term as President of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, created GIC Press, authored numerous articles and 4 books, co-founded the journal Gestalt Review, and spent 17 years at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.