It is the intention of the authors to focus specifically on their experiences of Gestalt therapy
as trainee therapists, and to identify those elements of Gestalt therapy
that have resonated most strongly with personal themes.
is different from other forms of psychodrama in that it identifies each part of the traumatic event and relates those parts to the whole, forming a whole.
The whole purpose of Gestalt therapy
is the re-ownership of parts of ourselves that have been denied or rejected.
The material is divided into seven parts: the varieties of telephone service; crisis intervention and counseling by telephone, which explores suicidal crises, common errors and fallacies, cognitive therapy approaches, Gestalt therapy
approaches, and other topics; problem callers, including obscene, chronic, silent, and nuisance callers; special topics such as adolescents, war veterans, rural communities, the elderly, and the disabled on campus; beyond the telephone contact, which examines contact methods such as email and letter; the telephone counselor; and evaluation of telephone counseling services.
Others illustrate psychoanalysis, analytical psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy
, and integrative psychotherapy.
Because Gestalt therapy
focuses on "the here-and-now," dream interpretation involves asking the dreamer to relate the dream in the present tense.
is directed toward experiencing, feeling and expressing rather than interpreting; toward what is being done, thought and felt in this moment rather than on what was, might be, could be, or should be; toward understanding that emotional responses to current life events are faulty, habitual residue patterned after original repressed unresolved events (Levendula, 1963).
They take an eclectic approach to their subject, drawing from many different schools, including cognitive therapy, rational-emotive behavior therapy, gestalt therapy
, psychodrama, and even acting exercises.
Carlos Navarro received his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology from CENTRO DE ENSENANZA TECNICA Y SUPERIOR (CETYS), Tijuana, Mexico in 1994, and a Masters degree in Gestalt Therapy
from INSTITUTO DE TERAPIA GESTALT DE OCCIDENTE INTEGRO in 1998.
Cases relate to dream interpretation and analysis of transference and countertransference, Adlerian therapy, the Jungian approach, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), covert sensitization, cognitive therapy, Gestalt therapy
, family therapy, meditation, and integrative therapy.
The author suggests that the psychodrama modality integrates aspects of existential therapy, Gestalt therapy
, transactional analysis and Jungian analytical psychology.
and gestalt therapy
only recently, although over the years I've read about and taken courses in gestalt therapy