About some changes in Gestalt Therapy. And some changes with Gestalt Therapy
di Jean-Marie Robine
In questo breve articolo, offro uno sguardo su alcune questioni legate al tema del cambiamento: mi riferisco ai cambiamenti nella teoria e/o nella pratica della terapia della Gestalt e a come questi possano avere un impatto sull’evoluzione e l’apertura di un paziente a diversi tipi di cambiamenti. Vengono delineati due temi principali: la prospettiva del campo e la dimensione relazionale della psicoterapia; e l’estetica come espressione del fondamento filosofico della terapia della Gestalt.
In this brief article, I offer a look on some issues connected with the topic of change: changes in theory and/or ractice of gestalt-therapy, and how these changes could have an impact on a patient’s evolutionnand openness to different kind of changes. Two majors topics are outlined: the field perspective and the relational dimension of psychotherapy; and the aesthetics as an expression of the philosophical grounding of gestalt therapy.
Psy. Dipl., is a clinical psychologist since 1967, Gestalt-therapist since 1977 and international trainer. Founder and past director of Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie (1980-2007), co-founder and past-president of European Association for Gestalt Therapy, full member of Collège Européen de Gestalt-thérapie de langue française, full member of New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, founder and past-editor of 2 French Gestalt Journals, author of many articles and of 9 books about Gestalt Therapy and editor of a series dedicated to GT including 50 books. His own books of essays On the Occasion of an Other and Social change begins with two have been translated into many languages. He edited “Self – a Polyphony of contemporary gestalt-therapists” with contributions of 20 international major theoreticians, published in several languages. In 2020, he co-edited with Ch. Bowman an unpublished and unfinished manuscript of F. Perls, Psychopathology of Awareness, a publication which includes studies and comments from several international gestalt-therapy specialists.