Gestalt Training Program - Recommended Reading

Session 1


Session 2

Chapter 5, Goals and Aspirations, The Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy, Joseph Zinker
Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques, Dave Mann, p. 175-197
Skills in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy, Phil Joyce, Charlotte Sills, p. 45-52
Martin Buber's I and Thou: Practicing Living Dialogue, Kenneth Paul Kramer, Mechthild Gawlick

Session 3

The Paradoxical Theory of Change, Arnold Beisser
Resistance and Beyond, Erv & Miriam Polster, Gestalt Therapy Integrated, Chapter 3
The Commerce of Resistance, Erv & Miriam Polster, Gestalt Therapy Integrated, Chapter 4

Session 4

Towards a Gestalt Developmental Model, Gordon Wheeler, British Gestalt Journal, vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 115-125
Self and Shame, Gordon Wheeler, Gestalt Review, vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 221-224
The Structure of Adolescent Psychotherapy, Mark McConville Adolescence. Psychotherapy and the Emergent Self, Chapter 7, p. 314
Sharing Disequilibrium. A Link Between Gestalt Therapy Theory and Child Development Theory, Peter Mortola, Gestalt Review, vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 45-56

Session 5

Managing Polarities, an interview between Rick Maurer and Barry Johnson
Paradoxical Theory of Change, Arnold Beisser

Session 6

From the need for aggression to the need for rootedness: a Gestalt postmodern clinical and social perspective on conflict, British Gestalt Journal, 2013, vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 32-39


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Session 9

Diagnosing in the Here and Now: The Experience Cycle and DSM-IV, Joseph Melnick, Edwin Nevis, The Gestalt Journal, 1997

Session 10