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The World of Contemporary Gestalt Therapy

ISSN No: 2057-9039
Series Editor(s):
Philip Brownell

Series Description

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 applied it to diverse situations. Contemporary gestalt therapy does not resemble what Fritz Perls did with “Gloria” in the middle of the last century in the now infamous video supposedly depicting gestalt therapy, and a great deal of theory development has been accomplished in the evolution of gestalt therapy since then through the writing of its theorists and practitioners.

This series of books is dedicated to making the field of contemporary gestalt therapy known and understood. It describes theory, research, practice, and the various communities of gestalt thinkers, psychotherapists, organizational consultants, and coaches in the world of contemporary gestalt therapy. It presents the thinking of leading scholars and gestalt practitioners. It provides a snapshot of the evolution of what is a vibrant, evidence-based, and still developing approach to working with human beings and their growth.

The series editor is Philip Brownell, MDiv, PsyD., who was exposed to gestalt therapy in 1968 and has been active in the global community of contemporary gestalt therapy for over twenty years. He is a trained gestalt therapist, certified by the European Association for Gestalt Therapy, a member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, and the author of several books and chapters. He has a private practice in Bermuda (www.drphilipbrownell.com).

Editor(s) Biography

Philip Brownell, M.Div., Psy.D. is the Director of the Gestalt Training Institute of Bermuda. He is a registered psychologist, organizational consultant, and coach in practice in Bermuda and a licensed clinical psychologist in Oregon and North Carolina, USA. He is the author of Gestalt Therapy: A Guidebook for Mental Health Professionals, consulting editor for The European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy and has contributed to numerous books and journals in Australia, the UK, and the USA. He is the founder and facilitator of Gstalt-L, an eCommunity started in 1996 for gestalt therapists, trainers, trainees, theorists, and writers, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, an international community.











Series Titles

Global Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice

Over a decade in the making, this volume brings together some of the richest thinking about gestalt therapy theory and practice that emerged in the lead-up to the 21st century. In 1996, the internet was breaking out of its shell, and the first electronic journal for gestalt therapy appeared as a hybrid of the text-based discussion ...
£62.99

Global Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice

Over a decade in the making, this volume brings together some of the richest thinking about gestalt therapy theory and practice that emerged in the lead-up to the 21st century. In 1996, the internet was breaking out of its shell, and the first electronic journal for gestalt therapy appeared as a hybrid of the text-based discussion ...
£62.99

Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy

Many books have been written about gestalt therapy. Not many have been written on the relationship between gestalt therapy and psychotherapy research. The Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy is a needed bridge between these two concerns, and a timely addition to scholarly literature on gestalt therapy its...
£39.99

Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy (2nd Edition)

This is a true second edition, so much so that it approaches being a different book. It includes among its new authors some of the most sought-after theorists in contemporary gestalt therapy. There is a section on the philosophy of science, research and research methodology, and one devoted to gestalt therapy and its teaching and r...
£39.99

Timeless Experience

For years, psychotherapists have known that Laura Perls was actively involved in the development of what today is known as Gestalt therapy, although her husband, Frederick Perls, officially authored the foundational texts. Laura Perls’s own professional publications are succinct and appreciated, but they are not numerous. The prese...
£52.99

Towards a Research Tradition in Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is well-grounded in its daily practice, but is a field which is still in the process of developing a research tradition to support this practice. Gestalt practitioner researchers devote themselves to the generation of interest in the field, the enlargement of capacities and expertise, and the sharing of research pro...
£57.99