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Developing Gestalt Counselling

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In this eminently sensible, practical and thought-provoking book, Jennifer Mackewn takes gestalt light years forward towards a synthesis and integration of psychological styles and away from what she describes as "Perlism". This is a book for therapists, not principally for gestaltists. In inviting the reader to "pick and choose" from the many and varied, always practical, hands-on approach chapters, Jennifer Mackewn hopes we will both enjoy her book and find it of use. Describing contemporary integrative Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, this book addresses 30 key issues which will help both trainee and practising counsellors examine and improve crucial areas of their work. The field theoretical and relational model which underpins the book suggests that therapy is a complex process which requires therapists to be intuitive and self-aware while engaging in a number of interrelated therapeutic tasks. The importance of meeting clients person-to-person in a meaningful relationship is highlighted. Jennifer Mackewn encourages counsellors to focus on areas that they may feel need special attention, and shows them how to blend their skills into a subtle and versatile art form. The book covers vital aspects of Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, such as: appreciating the significance of beginnings; understanding the client's context; the dialogic relationship; contact and awareness; exploring life themes and support systems; and experimental and creative methods.
This copy is in good, read condition. All pages clean, readable and unmarked.

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Author(s):
Mackewn, Jennifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0803978618
ISBN-13:
9780803978614
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
SAGE

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In this eminently sensible, practical and thought-provoking book, Jennifer Mackewn takes gestalt light years forward towards a synthesis and integration of psychological styles and away from what she describes as "Perlism". This is a book for therapists, not principally for gestaltists. In inviting the reader to "pick and choose" from the many and varied, always practical, hands-on approach chapters, Jennifer Mackewn hopes we will both enjoy her book and find it of use. Describing contemporary integrative Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, this book addresses 30 key issues which will help both trainee and practising counsellors examine and improve crucial areas of their work. The field theoretical and relational model which underpins the book suggests that therapy is a complex process which requires therapists to be intuitive and self-aware while engaging in a number of interrelated therapeutic tasks. The importance of meeting clients person-to-person in a meaningful relationship is highlighted. Jennifer Mackewn encourages counsellors to focus on areas that they may feel need special attention, and shows them how to blend their skills into a subtle and versatile art form. The book covers vital aspects of Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, such as: appreciating the significance of beginnings; understanding the client's context; the dialogic relationship; contact and awareness; exploring life themes and support systems; and experimental and creative methods.
This copy is in good, read condition. All pages clean, readable and unmarked.

Author(s):
Mackewn, Jennifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0803978618
ISBN-13:
9780803978614
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
SAGE

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