Studies in Gestalt Therapy


Studies in Gestalt Therapy Volume 1, Issue 1 - 2007 Self and Intersubjectivity

Volume 1, Issue 1 – 2007
Self and Intersubjectivity

 

Contents

Editorial
Dan Bloom, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Frank-M. Staemmler
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Section 1 — Theoretical Bridges
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Self, Subject, and Intersubjectivity:
Gestalt Therapists Reply to Questions
From the Editors and From Daniel Stern and Michael Mahoney
Lynne Jacobs, Peter Philippson, and Gordon Wheeler

Section 2 — Historical Bridges
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The Ambiguities of Origins:
Pragmatism, the University of Chicago,
and Paul Goodman’s Self
Richard Kitzler

Section 3 — Bridges in Practice
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Self-Regulation of the Therapeutic Meeting
From Constructivist and Gestalt Therapy Perspectives:
A Transcribed Experiment
Michael Mahoney, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb,
Michael Clemmens, Andre Marquis

Commemorating Michael Mahoney
Peter Mullen

Section 4 — A Critical Eye on Books and Essays

Building Bridges Across Divides With Gestalt Therapy:
Book Review of T. Levine Bar-Yoseph, 2005
Karen Humphrey

Panic Attacks, Gestalt Therapy, and Postmodernity
Book Review of G. Francesetti, 2005
Giulio Gasca

Gestalt Therapy Research
Book Review of P. Barber, 2006
Paolo Migone

Section 5 — A Critical Eye on Conferences

Gestalt Therapists Meet in Germany
Christof Weber

AAGT Convenes in Canada
Stephan Tobin

Section 6 — Bridges Toward a Wider Perspective
Committed Relativism
Malcolm Parlett

Studies in Gestalt Therapy Volume 1, Issue 2 - 2007 Contact and Intrapsychic Perspectives

Volume 1, Issue 2 – 2007
Contact and Intrapsychic Perspectives

 

Contents

Editorial
Dan Bloom, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Frank-M. Staemmler

Section 1 — Theoretical Bridges
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Contact and Intrapsychic Perspectives: Gestalt Therapist Reply to Questions From Editors and From Ernesto Spinelli
Joe Melnick , Jean-Marie Robine, Mary-Lou Schack, Ernesto Spinelli

Section 2 — Historical Bridges
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On Macaque Monkeys, Players, and Clairvoyants: Some New Ideas for Gestalt Therapeutic Concept of Empathy
Frank-M. Staemmler

The Impossibility of Empathic Immersion: A Dialogical Bridge With Frank-M. Staemmler
Robert D.Stolorow

Section 3 — Bridges in Practice
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A Transcribed Demonstration of Contemporary Gestalt Therapy, With Comments by an Intersubjective Systems Psychoanalyst
Erving Polster, Donna Orange

Section 4 — A Critical Eye on Books and Essays

Devolopmental Psychology – Book Review of E.Tronick (2007)
Ruella Frank

Bud Feder’s Guide to Group – Book Review of B.Feder (2006)
Jon McCormick

A Guide to the Vocabulary of Gestalt Therapy – Book Review of S.Blankertz & E. Doubrawa (2005)
Jungkyu Kim

Section 5 — A Critical Eye on Conferences

Gestalt Therapist Meet in Argentina: Critical Review of the 10th International Gestalt Therapy Congress and 3rd Latin Gestalt Congress. Cordoba, Argentina, May 2007
Carmen Vasquez Baldin

Gestalt Therapy and Creativity in Cleveland: Critical Review of Gestalt and Creativity: An International Celebration. Cleveland, Ohio, August 2007
Michael Craig Clemmens

EAGT in Athens: Critical Review of the 9th European Conference of Gestalt Therapy: Exploring Human Conflict. Athens, September 2007
Carl Hodges

Obituary
Commemorationg Berrie Simmons (1934-2006)
Joel Latner

Section 6 — Bridges Toward a Wider Perspective
Acknowledging the Unacknowledged
Malcolm Parlett

Studies in Gestalt Therapy Volume 2, Issue 1 - 2008 Psychotherapy and Social Change

Volume 2, Issue 1 – 2008
Psychotherapy and Social Change

 

Contents

Editorial
Psychotherapy and Social Change: Gestalt Therapy’s Calling?
Dan Bloom, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Frank-M. Staemmler
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Editorial Note
Notes on Nomenclature

Section 1 — Theoretical Bridges
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Psychotherapy and Social Change:
Gestalt Therapists Reply to Questions
From the Editors and From Zygmunt Bauman
Seán Gaffney, Malcolm Parlett and Giovanni Salonia

Section 2 — Historical Bridges
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Culture Change:
Conversations Concerning Political and Religious Difference
Philip Lichtenberg (with brief comments from Judith Brown, Philip Brownell, Kathleen Hoel and Joe Lay)

Section 3 — Bridges in Practice
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The Organization as Social-Microcosm:
Gestalt Therapy Oriented Organizational Practice
Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph

On Clinical Intervention in Organizations: Comments on Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph’s Article
Dario Forti

In Memory of Ruth Ronall
Bud Feder

Section 4 — A Critical Eye on Books and Essays
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Mindfulness as a Path to Well-Being:
Book Review of D. Siegel, 2007
Robert G. Lee and Deborah Ullman

Overcoming Reductionism in Neuroscience:
Book Review of E. Harmon-Jones and P. Winkielman, 2007
Peter Philippson

The Built-in Impossibility of Our End:
Book Review of R. D. Stolorow, 2007
Antonio Sichera

Section 5 — A Critical Eye on Conferences
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Gestalt Therapists Explore Their Roots in Rome
April 2007
Philip Brownell

Contact: Cycle or Sequence? A Colloquium in New York
December 2007
Christine Stevens

Section 6 — Bridges Toward a Wider Perspective
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Dialogue and Dogmatism in a Post-Modern World: – What Size the Ecological Footprint of Your Pineapple?
Sally Denham-Vaughan

Studies in Gestalt Volume 2, Issue 2 - 2008 Somatic Experience and Emergent Dysfunctions

Volume 2, Issue 2 – 2008
Somatic Experience and Emergent Dysfunctions

 

Contents

Editorial
Indivisible Experience, Infinite Forms
Dan Bloom, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Frank-M. Staemmler

In Memoriam: Richard Kitzler
Dan Bloom

Section 1 — Theoretical Bridges

Somatic Experience and Emergent Dysfunction: Gestalt Therapists in Dialogue and in Response to Questions from the Editors and from Eugene Gendlin
Michael Clemmens, Ruella Frank, Edward Smith

Section 2 — Historical Bridges

Towards a More Deeply Embodied Approach in Gestalt Therapy
James I. Kepner

Section 3 — Bridges in Practice

Movement Theory and Psychoanalysis — Kinetic Therapeutic Action
Frances LaBarre

Embodied Therapeutic Dialogue: Response to Frances LaBarre
Lynne Jacobs

Section 4 — A Critical Eye on Books and Essays

An Existential Psychotherapist’s “Relational World”:
Book Review of E. Spinelli (2007)
Des Kennedy

Psychosomatic Medicine:
Book Review of A. Harrington (2008)
Charlie Bowman

A Silent Language Living at the Boundary:
Book Review of G. Wollants (2007)
Bruno Callieri

Section 5 — A Critical Eye on Conferences

Creativity as Therapeutic Identity — The Import of Gestalt Therapy
Franco Gnudi

Section 6 — Bridges Toward a Wider Perspective

Integrating Bodies
Malcolm Parlett

Studies in Gestalt Therapy Volume 3, Issue 1 - 2009 Group Process and the Phenomenal Field

Volume 3, Issue 1 – 2009
Group Process and the Phenomenal Field

 

Contents

Editorial
Gestalt Therapy Group Process: Group as a Phenomenal and Social Field
Dan Bloom, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Frank-M. Staemmler

Section 1 — Theoretical Bridges

Group Process and the Phenomenal Field — Three Experienced Gestalt Therapists in Dialogue
Joseph Handlon, Carl Hodges, Gaie Houston

Section 2 — Historical Bridges

A Quest for Gestalt Therapy Group Process: Group Process as Self Process
Dan Bloom

Section 3 — Bridges in Practice

Scapegoating from the Inside Out: A Gestalt Understanding and Inter-vention
Robert G. Lee

A Commentary on Robert G. Lee’s Article
Bianca Gallo

Section 4 — A Critical Eye on Books and Essays

Empathy in Psychotherapy: How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other
Book Review of Das Geheimnis des Anderen — Empathie in der Psychotherapie: Wie Therapeuten und Klienten einander verstehen [The Secret of the Other — Empathy in Psychotherapy: How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other], by Frank-M. Staemmler Donna M. Orange

From the Trenches to the Gestalt Kibbutz. Fritz Perls in Various Con-texts
Book Review of Fritz Perls in Berlin 1989–1933. Expressionismus — Psycho-analyse — Judentum [Fritz Perls in Berlin 1989–1933. Expressionism, Psychoa-nalysis, Jewry]. Helmut Dahmer

Book Review of The Secret Language of Intimacy: Releasing the Hidden Power in Couple Relationships, by Robert G. Lee. Wilma Trasarti Sponti

Section 5 — A Critical Eye on Conferences

Report on the 11th International Congress on Gestalt Therapy. Madrid, Spain — April 30–May 3, 2009.
Ximo Tárrega Soler

Section 6 — Bridges Toward a Wider Perspective

A Potpourri of Theory Tasks
Gary Yontef

Studies in Gestalt Therapy Volume 3, Issue 2 - 2009 Attention, Awareness, and Mindfulness

Volume 3, Issue 2 – 2009
Attention, Awareness, and Mindfulness

 

Contents

Editorial
Dimensions in Psychology, Ethics, and Spirituality
Dan Bloom, Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Frank-M. Staemmler

Section 1 — Theoretical Bridges

Attention, Awareness and Mindfulness in Psychotherapy: A Dialog
Paul R. Fulton (Meditation), Michael I. Posner (Neurosciences), Bernhard Waldenfels (Phenomenology), Gary Yontef (Gestalt Therapy)

Section 2 — Historical Bridges

From Free Association to Concentration: About Alienation, Ferenczi’s “Forced Fantasies,” and “the Third” in Gestalt Therapy
Bernd Bocian

Commentary on Bernd Bocian’s Paper
Eva Jaeggi

Section 3 — Bridges in Practice

Everything Is a Problem for the Big Blue Sea on the Big Green Couch: A Focusing Oriented Approach
Lynn Preston

Commentary I: From a Dzogchen Point of View
James Low

Commentary II: From a Gestalt Therapy Point of View
Sylvie Schoch de Neuforn

Section 4 — A Critical Eye on Books and Essays

A Study of Creativity: Book Review of
Teaching Creativity: Multi-mode Transitional Practices by Derek Pigrum
Nurith Levi

Section 5 — A Critical Eye on Conferences

Report on the Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advance-ment of Gestalt Therapy, an International Community (AAGT), Man-chester, UK, July 2008
Liz Beauchamp, Seán Gaffney, Lynda Osborne

Section 6 — Bridges Toward a Wider Perspective

The Complexity of Ease:
How Health and Living Well Present Challenges to Psychotherapy
Sally Denham-Vaughan

Mission Statement

Now, as international communities face rapid social and scientific changes, the world of psychotherapy is re-discovering its core paradigms of dialogue and interconnectedness – yet using the specific theoretical language of different approaches.

In this new play of figures and grounds, traditional concerns – such as, body/mind, conscious/unconscious, rational/irrational, individual/social, theory/practice, experience/interpretation, and personal/political – are being re-examined in the light of relational perspectives and evidence based research.

Once nearly alone at its frontier of innovation, contemporary gestalt therapy finds itself in a parallel path with other psychotherapies. This journal is dedicated to exploring the development of gestalt therapy through dialogical bridges with these other psychotherapeutic approaches.

We believe that our understanding and practice of gestalt therapy will deepen through this venture in contacting.

Studies in Gestalt Therapy: Dialogical Bridges suspended publication with volume III. Each individual issue of the journal is a contribution to our field on a different theme in psychotherapy. Copies of these issues can be ordered on this website.

Editorial Board

Editorial, Production, and Marketing Team:

Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph, Philip Brownell, Eva Fisher, Gianni Francesetti, Ruella Frank, Carl Hodges, Karen Humphrey , Lynne Jacobs, Sergio La Rosa , Richard Kitzler, Perry Klepner, Burt Lazarin , Philip Lichtenberg, Joe Melnick, Brian O’Neill, Malcolm Parlett, Peter Philippson, Jean-Marie Robine , Carmen Vazquez-Bandin, Eric Werthman, Gordon Wheeler, Gary Yontef, and Lee Zevy.

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