Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy

  • Frederick Perls, Richard Hefferline, Paul Goodman, "Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality", 1951
  • Frederick Perls: "Ego, Hunger and Aggression", 1947
  • Frederick Perls: "The Gestalt Approach and Eyewitness to Therapy", 1973
  • Frederick Perls: "Gestalt Therapy Verbatim", 1969
  • Laura Perls: "An Oral History of Gestalt Therapy: A Conversation with Laura Perls", 1978
  • Laura Perls: Keeping the Flame: Laura Perls and Gestalt Therapy, (Edited by E.M. Stern) 1982
Frederick Perls
Laura Perls
Gestalt Therapy was created in the early 1950's by Frederick and Laura Perls and Paul Goodman.
It evolved from a foundation in Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Psychology, Existential Philosophy and Field Theory to create a novel mode of psychotherapy that unites and transcends its constituent elements. Gestalt Therapy's emphasis on the primacy of here and now experience and the unity of body, mind, and environment was a revolutionary departure from intrapsychic psychotherapies and made it a precursor to contemporary psychotherapeutic modalities. It is our goal to heighten awareness. Old and habitual patterns and adaptations that constrict spontaneity are discovered. Now more aware, we experience a fuller range of possibilities and make more creative choices.

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