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Gestalt Therapy Presentation
Transcript of Gestalt Therapy Presentation
Brenda Cook, Heidi Weaver, Darius Greer,
Natalin Talbert Vocabulary Psychoanalysis Existentialism Phenomenology Continuity Epistemology Psychosomatic Disorders What do you see? Did you see a vase or two faces? what it does Teaches therapists and clients the method of awareness, in which perceiving, feeling, and acting are distinguishing from interpreting preexisting attitudes. Focuses on the reality that people are always trying to discover themselves. History Founded by Fritz Perls and his wife Laura Perls in the 1940s The first Gestalt institute was founded in 1952 which was ran out of the Gestalt’s apartment. TRAINING SESSIONS To truly understand the development of the Gestalt Therapy we need to begin in the early “training sessions”.
Unstructured with very little input by the leaders.
Principles weren't actually discussed at the sessions
Laura and Fritz used a “hot seat” method. Adjunctive
Therapies Skit by Brenda
Darius Goals Client
Become aware of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how they can change themselves and at the same time learn to accept themselves.
Do their own seeing, sensing , and interpreting. Therapist
Guide the clients self-awareness of what they are doing and how they are doing it. When it is used Group setting (should be a mixture of men and women) or one on one therapy.
Training staff that are working with people in the community with social issues (workshop setting).
When trying to solve problems with clients.
Post traumatic stress disorder
Alcohol and drug use
Depression and anxiety
Borderline personality disorders
Helping treat “psychosomatic” disorders as well as with migraine and spastic back and neck problems
Work with disturbed persons for clinical awareness as ways to balance frustration and support.
Proper for any age group, but the usual age group is 20-65 but the average age is 30-50
Takes place in temporary crisis interference (kid with behavioral difficulties)
Sessions last on an average of 1-2 hours Inclusion Dialogue is lived Presence Commitment
to dialogue Characters of
Dialogue (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Common Mistakes Don't have appropriate training
Therapists don't show appropriate attitudes
Work shop size Concerns Abusing power Medical qualifications Training Key
Concepts The Phenomenological Perspective The Field Theory Perspective The Existential Perspective Assumptions Therapist will give all the answers Using should, could, or might Reach for the impossible Quick fix