The Evolution of the Cape Cod Model – Joseph Melnick, Sonia March Nevis

The Evolution of the Cape Cod Model. Gestalt conversations, theory and practice - Joseph Melnick and Sonia March Nevis

The Evolution of the Cape Cod Model

Gestalt conversations, theory and practice
by Joseph Melnick and Sonia March Nevis

ISBN: 978-88-989-1225-4

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…opened my eyes to a wider, quite practical and not at all obvious perspective on human relations.
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, PsyD. Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy
…combines a rich content based on wisdom of experienced teachers, with an easily accessible and systematic style of writing.
Jan Roubal, MD. Masaryk University in Brne
…represents Gestalt therapy at its very best.
Erving Polster, PhD. Author of Beyond Therapy
…professional collaborations don’t get better than this.
Malcom Parlett, PhD. First editor of the British Gestalt Journal

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Introductory Note
A Personal Statement
Section I – History and Theory
1. Introduction
2. Origins
3. Intimacy
4. Optimism
5. The Cycle of Experience
6. How We Organize Ourselves
7. Creating Habits
8. Managing and Changing Habits
Section II – Expanding the Cape Cod Model to Larger Systems
9. Introduction
10. Strategy/Intimacy
11. Power, Hierarchy, and Leadership
Section III – How We Teach Intervener Skills
12. Introduction
13. Creating Trust
14. Intervention Skills
Section IV – Putting It All Together
15. The Cape Cod Training Program
16. In Closing
Appendix A: Gestalt Core Concepts
Appendix B: A Sampling of Recent Books that Expand Gestalt Theory
Appendix C: Unfinished Business and Distortions
Biographical Notes

The Authors

Sonia March Nevis and Joseph Melnick

Joseph Melnick, PhD, lives in Portland, Maine, where he works as a clinical and organizational psychologist. He is co-chair of the Cape Cod Training Program and board member of the Gestalt Review, he has authored more than 100 publications. He is especially proud of co-editing, with Edwin Nevis, Mending the World: Social Healing Interventions by Gestalt Practitioners Worldwide. He trains and teaches internationally.
Sonia March Nevis, PhD, was a founding member of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and cofounder of the Gestalt International Study Centre, where she also served on the board. For over fifty years, she practiced and taught Gestalt and family therapy concepts and mentored numerous Gestalt therapists. She was the founder and senior faculty member of The Cape Cod Training Program. She co-wrote many articles and trained and consulted worldwide.

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J. Melnick, S. March Nevis (2019). The Evolution of the Cape Cod Model. Siracusa (Italy): Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy Publ. Co. (
ISBN: 978-88-989-1225-4