This practical guide to the Gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in Gestalt practice. Now in its third edition, the book includes:
· New chapters on working with trauma, and building client resources
· New material on depression and anxiety
· Expanded content on working with more challenging client issues
· Integration of leading ideas from contemporary trauma therapies.
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.
- New material on other approaches and techniques that can be integrated into the Gestalt framework (sensory motor therapy; mindfulness; EMDR etc
- Two new chapters on trauma
- Expanded discussion of Managing Challenging Encounters and other evidence based techniques
- Expanded discussion of shame
- New perspectives on treatment plans
- New perspectives on transference and counter-transference, include the authors’ own new model
- The latest research
- Updated references