This practical guide to the gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in gestalt practice. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters.
The Fourth Edition has been updated to include:
Some implications of working in the twenty-first century, including working virtually
Updated content on trauma
An enhanced discussion of mindfulness and awareness
New case examples and exercises
Updated references and further reading
PART ONE: GESTALT THERAPY IN PRACTICE Chapter 1: The Important First Steps Chapter 2: Phenomenology and Field Theory Chapter 3: Awareness Chapter 4: The Therapeutic Relationship Chapter 5: Assessment and Diagnosis Chapter 6: Treatment Considerations Chapter 7: Strengthening Support Chapter 8: Shame Chapter 9: Difference and Diversity Chapter 10: Experimenting Chapter 11: Making Contact Chapter 12: Unfinished Business Chapter 13: Transference and Counter-transference Chapter 14: Embodied Process Chapter 15: Working with Dreams Chapter 16: Ending the Journey PART TWO: SPECIALIZED AREAS OF PRACTICE Chapter 17: Assessing and Managing Risk Chapter 18: Resourcing the Client Chapter 19: Depression and Anxiety Chapter 20: Trauma Part 1: Assessing and Stabilizing Chapter 21: Trauma Part 2: Processing and Integrating Chapter 22: Brief Therapy Chapter 23: Working Virtually Chapter 24: Spirituality in Counselling Chapter 25: Ethical Dilemmas Chapter 26: The Reflective Practitioner Chapter 27: Self-Supervision