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Series: Psychology

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The World of Contemporary Gestalt Therapy

Contemporary gestalt therapy has evolved from the classic model commonly attributed to Frederick and Laura Perls, Paul Goodman, and Isadore From. Gestalt therapy began in the middle of the 20th century as a revision of psychoanalysis, based in the founders’ integration of theories from various sources in philosophy and science. Although associated with humanistic psychology, it was one of the first examples of integrative psychotherapy, specifically theoretical integration. This integrated therapeutic approach has since come of age as gestalt therapists have developed its theory and practice and ...