Originally published in 1973, to this day "Dreams and Nightmares" remains the only book of Gestalt therapy transcriptions that includes ongoing commentary by the therapist. Jack Downing, one of the United States's leading gestalt therapy trainers, reviewed the session transcripts and frequently inserted detailed comments on the reasons he chose one type of intervention instead of another or why he used a particular Gestalt experiment as it relates to both the level of client self-awareness and Downing's particular experience with the person in the "hot seat." Because of the book's unique structure, it is one of the best teaching tools available for the famous Gestalt therapy dream work brought to the world's attention by Frederick Perls and Jack Downing in the late 60s and early 70s.
|Publisher:||Gestalt Journal Press|
|Edition description:||2ND REP|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)|
About the Author
A man of many talents and interests, Joseph (Jack) Downing always had a foot both in the establishment and in the newly created worlds around him. He was on the cutting edge, often challenging the status quo in his kindly elegant way. As Chief of Medical Services in San Mateo County, near San Francisco, he introduced LSD therapy for alcoholics in the early Sixties before it was illegal. He maintained professional associations with such groups as the American Psychiatric Association and the American Public Health Association, among others, while becoming a founder of the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco (1967), the ARICA Institute, and The Center for Healing Arts in New York City.