Gestalt Counselling in Action

Gestalt Counselling in Action

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SAGE celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Counselling in Action in November 2008. To view the video - click here ------------------------------------------------------ `The reader looking for a clear and comprehensive introduction to Gestalt counselling need look no further. This work can be recommended wholeheartedly' - British Gestalt Journal `A handy update to Gestalt that shows it to be a mature and sophisticated approach to personality that has lost little of its inventiveness, iconoclasm and authenticity...a very useful source book' - Self and Society Gestalt Counselling in Action is a bestselling text , which has sold over 30,000 copies. Now in it's Third Edition, the book continues to be a popular text for training in counselling and psychotherapy and with practitioners who are new to the gestalt approach. Drawing on over 30 years experience as a gestalt practitioner, trainer and supervisor, Petruska Clarkson has written a lively and authoritative introduction to the approach, beginning with the theoretical and philosophical basis of gestalt. She clearly sets out the six main phases of the therapeutic process, introducing us to a client, 'Gary', whose case is used throughout the book to illustrate the process of therapy and the techniques used in each of the phases. Fully revised and updated, Gestalt Counselling in Action, Third Edition includes a new chapter which explores recent developments in the field and looks to the future for the gestalt approach.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 18mm | 299.38g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1412900859
  • 9781412900850
  • 84,019

Table of contents

Introduction to GestaltFundamentals of the Gestalt Approach to CounsellingThe Healthy Cycle and Its Application to the Counselling ProcessDysfunctions and Disturbances in the CycleSensation and the Necessary Pre-Conditions for CounsellingAwareness and the Initial Phases of the Counselling ProcessMobilization and the Post-Preliminary Phases of the Counselling ProcessAction and the Middle Phases of the Counselling ProcessFinal Contact and the Later Phases of the Counselling ProcessSatisfaction and the Penultimate Phases of the Counselling ProcessWithdrawal and the Final Phases of the Counselling ProcessResponsibility and Freedom in CounsellingConcluding Reflections on Gestalt's Future Frontiersshow more

About Petruska Clarkson

Petruska Clarkson was a professor and fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. A Consultant Psychologist, Psychotherapist Supervisor and Management Consultant, she worked and taught at universities and private institutions internationally. Petruska sadly passed away in 2006.show more

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"'The reader looking for a clear and comprehensive introduction to Gestalt counselling need look no further. This work can be recommended wholeheartedly' - British Gestalt Journal; 'A handy update to Gestalt that shows it to be a mature and sophisticated approach to personality that has lost little of its inventiveness, iconoclasm and authenticity...a very useful source book' - Self and Society"show more

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