Gestalt Training Program - Recommended Reading

Session 5

Ted Talk on Polarities

“Managing Polarities,” an interview between Rick Maurer and Barry Johnson

Irv & Miriam Polster’s Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Chapter 4, “The Commerce of Resistance”

Sylvia Crocker’s A Well Lived Life: Essay III, Functional and Dysfunctional Processes of Contact

Rennie Fantz The Dreamer and the Dream: Essays and Reflections on Gestalt Therapy, has some interesting reading on polarities.

Joseph Zinker’s Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy, chapter 8, “Polarities and Conflicts.”

Session 6

Clemmens/Bursztyn. “Culture and Body: A Phenomenological and Dialogic Inquiry,” British Gestalt Journal, 2003, vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 15-21.

Clemmens. “Embodied Contexts: The Forms We Create, The Forms that Create Us,” Embodied Relational Gestalt: Theories and Applications (2016), Gestalt Press (in publication).

Kepner, James. “The Embodied Field,” British Gestalt Journal, 2003, vol. 12, No. 1.

Fantz, Rennie. The Dreamer and the Dream, chapter 12.

Session 7

Blumenthal, M. Contact Styles and Conflict

Session 8

Crocker, Sylvia. “The Experiment,” pp. 29-39. A Well-Lived Life: Essays in Gestalt Therapy.

Rainette E Fantz. The Dreamer and the Dream: Essays and Reflections on Gestalt Therapy

Polster, Erving and Miriam Polster. “Experiment” (Chapter 9), Gestalt Therapy Integrated. Contours of Theory & Practice.

Zinker, Joseph. “The Experiment” (Chapter 6), Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy.

Perls, Laura. Living at the Boundary.

Session 9

Melnick, Joseph and Sonia M. Nevis. "Diagnosing in the Here and Now: The Experience Cycle and DSM-IV,” The Gestalt Journal, 1997.

Stratford, Claire D. and Lynne W. Braillier. “Gestalt Therapy with Profoundly Disturbed Persons” The Gestalt Journal, vol. 2, no. 1.

Yontef, Gary. “Gestalt Therapy: An Introduction,” introductory chapter, Awareness, Dialogue, and Process, 1993.