ISBN-10:
0761927913
ISBN-13:
9780761927914
Pub. Date:
01/20/2005
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice / Edition 1

Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice / Edition 1

by Ansel L. Woldt, Sarah M. Toman
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Overview

Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice is an introductory text, written by major Gestalt theorists, that will engage those new to Gestalt therapy. Editors Ansel Woldt and Sarah M. Toman introduce the historical underpinnings and fundamental concepts of Gestalt therapy and illustrate applications of those concepts to therapeutic practice. The book is unique in that it is the first Gestalt text specifically designed for the academic and training institute settings. Gestalt Therapy takes both a conceptual and a practical approach to examining classic and cutting-edge constructs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761927914
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/20/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ansel Woldt (Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, University of North Dakota, 1968) is Professor Emeritus of Counseling at Kent State University. Dr. Woldt has extensive experience in Gestalt teaching, research, editorial work, international organizational activity, and clinical practice dating back to the 1960s. He serves as Associate Editor for the Gestalt Review and was a primary founder of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, where he continues to hold the office of Archivist and Continuing Education Officer. He has directed over 100 doctoral dissertations, 45 relating to Gestalt therapy, and has taught an advanced graduate Gestalt Therapy course at Kent State for over 30 years. He founded and is primary collector for the Gestalt Therapy Archives at Kent State. As Continuing Education Associate for the Gestalt International Study Center at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and as a presenter at major conferences, Dr. Woldt has ongoing contact and involvement with Gestalt therapists throughout the world.

Sarah M. Toman (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Kent State University, 1995) is a graduate of the three-year post-doctoral Gestalt Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She serves as Secretary for the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy. She has been teaching an advanced graduate Gestalt Therapy course at Cleveland State University, where she is an Associate Professor of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning. Dr. Toman serves as Research Chair for the National Career Development Association, has published articles and book chapters, and has offered over 30 presentations at State, National, and International conferences. With Kathryn MacCluskie and Elizabeth Welfel, she is a co-author of the book, Using Test Data in Clinical Practice (Sage 2002).

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PROLOGUE - FOREWORD
PRE-TEXT: GESTALT PEDAGOGY:
CREATING THE FIELD FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING - Ansel L. Woldt, Ed.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Sarah M. Toman, Ph.D.
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF GESTALT THERAPY
Chapter 1. The History and Development of Gestalt Therapy - Charles E. Bowman, M.S.
Dialogue Respondent - Edwin C. Nevis, Ph.D.
Chapter 2. Classical Gestalt Therapy Theory - Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Psy.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Philip Lichtenberg, Ph.D.
Chapter 3. Contemporary Gestalt Therapy: Field - Malcolm Parlett, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Robert G. Lee, Ph.D.
Chapter 4. Phenomenology, Existentialism and Eastern Thought in Gestalt Therapy - Sylvia Fleming Crocker, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Peter Philippson, M.Sc.
Chapter 5. Gestalt Therapy Theory of Change - Gary Yontef, Ph.D., M.S.W., A.B.P.P.
Dialogue Respondent - Reinhard Fúhr, Ph.D.
Chapter 6. Gestalt Therapy Methodology - Joseph Melnick, Ph.D. & Sonia March Nevis, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Norman Shub, B.C.D.
Chapter 7. Cultural Influences and Considerations in Gestalt Therapy - Sabin Fernbacher, M.A.
Dialogue Respondent - Deborah Plummer, Ph.D.
Chapter 8. Spirituality in Gestalt Therapy - R. Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Brian O'Neill, M.A., Ps.S.
PART II: GESTALT APPLICATIONS WITH SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Chapter 9. Gestalt Therapy with Children - Cynthia Reynolds, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent: - Peter Mortola, Ph.D.
Chapter 10. Adolescents: Development and Practice from a Gestalt Orientation - Sarah Toman, Ph.D., and Ann Bauer, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondents - Mark McConville, Ph.D., & Bruce Robertson, M.S.W.
Chapter 11. Family and Couple Therapy from a Gestalt Perspective - J. Edward Lynch, Ph.D., and Barbara Lynch, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Joseph C. Zinker, Ph.D.
Chapter 12. Gestalt Therapy in Groups - Paul Schoenberg, Ph.D., and Bud Feder, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondents - Jon Frew, Ph.D., & Irwin Gadol, Ph.D.
Chapter 13. Gestalt Approaches with Organizations and Large Systems - Rick Maurer, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Seán Gaffney, Ph.D.
Chapter 14. Gestalt Therapy in Community Mental Health - Philip Brownell, M.Div., Psy.D.
Dialogue Respondent - Karen Fleming, Ph.D.
Chapter 15. Gestalt Approaches to Substance Use/Abuse/Dependency: Theory and Practice - Michael Clemmens, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Dialogue Respondent - Helga Matzko, M.A., M.A., C.A.G.S.
Chapter 16. Gestalt Educational Therapy - Cara Garcia, Ph.D., Susan Baker, M.A., & Robert deMayo, Ph.D.
Dialogue Respondent - George I. Brown, Ph.D.
EPILOGUE - AFTERWORD
COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE AND GESTALT BOOK LIST
APPENDIX

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