1st Edition

Object Relations in Gestalt Therapy





ISBN 9781780490359
Published January 1, 2013 by Routledge
288 Pages

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This book focuses on the psychoanalytic theory of object relations in order to integrate certain pertinent elements of Fairbairn's theory of object relations, to achieve the proposed revision by Perls et al. of Gestalt therapy's theory of the Self.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Historical Considerations -- Fifty years of Gestalt therapy -- Theorising and knowledge in psychology -- Integration in psychotherapy: epistemological and methodological considerations -- A comparative analysis of the Perls, Hefferline, and Goodman theory of Self and Fairbairn’s endopsychic structure in terms of Greenberg and Mitchell’s (1983) four fundamental problems -- Propositions for an Object Relational Gestalt Therapy -- Epistemological and methodological preconditions for a Gestalt therapeutic system -- The linear-sequential vision of the Self in Perls, Hefferline, and Goodman: a critique -- The Self and object relations: a revision of Perls, Hefferline, and Goodman -- Gestalt psychotherapy: from object relations to hermeneutic dialogue -- Neuroscientific perspective of ORGT: neurodynamics of the Self in therapeutic dialogue -- ORGT and evidence-based practice -- Case Studies -- Introduction to the Case Studies -- Bob -- Brian -- Jade -- Appendix

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