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Readings on Gestalt Therapy

Beisser, A. (1970). Paradoxical theory of change. In J. Fagan & I. Shepherd (Eds.). Gestalt therapy now (pp. 77-80). New York: Harper.

Francesetti, G., Gecele, M., & Roubal, J. (2007). Gestalt therapy in clinical practice: From psychopathology to the aesthetics of contact. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Joyce, P. & Sills, C. (2001/2002). Skills in gestalt counselling & psychotherapy.  London: Sage.

Levine, T.B. (Ed.)(2012). Gestalt therapy: Advances in theory and practice. London: Routledge

Perls, F., Hefferline, R. & Goodman, P. (1994/1951). Gestalt therapy: excitement and growth in the human personality. New York: The Gestalt Journal Press. (originally published 1951).

Polsters, E. & Polster, M. (1974). Gestalt therapy integrated. Highland, NY: The Gestalt Jounral Press.

Sapriel, L. (1998).  Can gestalt therapy, self-psychology & intersubjectivity theory be integrated? British Gestalt Journal, 7:1, 33-44.

Spagnuolo Lobb, M. & Amendt-Lyon, Eds. (2003). Creative license: the art of gestalt therapy. NY: Springer-Verlag Wien.

Wheeler, G. (1991). Gestalt reconsidered: A new approach to contact and resistance. /GIC Press/NY: Gardner Press.

Wheeler, G.& Axelsson, L. (2015). Gestalt therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Wollants, G. (2008/2012). Gestalt therapy: Therapy of the situation. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Woldt, A.L. & Toman, S.M., (Eds.) (2005). Gestalt therapy: history, theory and practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Yontef, G. M. (1993). Awareness, dialogue & process. Highland, NY: The Gestalt Journal Press.


McConville, M. (2001) Let the straw man speak: Husserl’s phenomenology in context. Gestalt Review, 5:3, 195-204.
Spinelli, E. (1989). The interpreted world: An introduction to phenomenological psychology. London:Sage.
Yontef, G. (1993). Awareness, dialogue & process. Highland, NY: The Gestalt Journal Press.

Field Theory

Latner, J. (1983). This is the speed of light: Field and systems theories in Gestalt therapy. The Gestalt Journal, 6:2, 71-90.
Parlett, M. Reflections on field theory. The British Gestalt Journal. 1, 69-81.

Shame Process

Lee, R. & Wheeler, G. (1996). The voice of shame: Silence & connection in psychotherapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers


Hycner, R. & Jacobs, L. (1996). The healing relationship in Gestalt therapy: a dialogic-self psychological approach. Highland, NY: Gestalt Journal Press.

Jacobs, L. & Hycner, R. (Eds.). (2009). Relational approaches in gestalt therapy. New York: GestaltPress/Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.


Lee, R. & Harris, N. (2011). Relational child, relational brain: Development and therapy in childhood and adolescence. Gestalt Press/NY: Routledge.

McConville, M. (2003). Lewinian Field Theory, Adolescent Development and Psychotherapy.  Gestalt Review, 7(3): 213-238.

McConville, M. (1995). Adolescence, San Francisco: Josey-Bass.

Wheeler, G. & McConville, M., Eds. (2002). The heart of development: Gestalt approaches to working with children, adolescents and their worlds. Vol. I: Childhood. Gestalt Press/Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

McConville, M. & Wheeler, G. Eds. (2001). The heart of development: Gestalt approaches to working with children, adolescents and their worlds. Vol. II: Adolescence. Gestalt Press/Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

Wheeler, G. (1998). Towards a gestalt developmental model. British Gestalt Journal.  7:2, 115-125.

Body Process

Frank, R. (2001). Body of awareness: A somatic and developmental approach to psychotherapy. Cambridge, MA: Gestalt Press/The Analytic Press.

Kepner, J. I. (1983). Body process: A Gestalt approach to working with the body in psychotherapy. Cambridge, MA: Gestalt Press/The Analytic Press.


Kepner, J. I. (1993). Healing tasks: Psychotherapy with adult survivors of childhood abuse. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Levine, P. A. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.

Taylor, Miriam. (2014). Trauma therapy and clinical practice: Neuroscience, gestalt and the body. Berkshire, England: Open University Press.


Bar-Yoseph, T. L. (Ed.) (2005). The bridge: Dialogues across cultures.   New Orleans: Gestalt Institute Press

White, K. (Ed). (2006). Unmasking race, culture, and attachment in the psychoanalytic space. London:H.Karnak.

Other Clinical Issues

Francesetti, G., (Ed.) (2007). Panic attacks and postmodernity: Gestalt therapy between clinical and social perspectives. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Francesetti, G., (Ed.) (2015). Absence is the bridge between us: Gestalt therapy perspective on depressive experiences. Italy: Insitituto Gestalt HCC

Greenberg, E. (2016). Borderline, narcissistic, and schizoid adaptations: The pursuit of love, admiration, and safety. NY:Greenbrooke Press

Other Sources

British Gestalt Journal

Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand

Gestalt Review