Integrating Couple Polarities through Gestalt Counseling

Olivieri, Mark; Fiebert, Martin S.
April 2013
International Review of Social Sciences & Humanities;Apr2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p164
Academic Journal
Gestalt therapy is used primarily for individual counseling and psychotherapy. Other models, however, have demonstrated the utility of extending the approach into different contexts. Mate selection processes, facial expressions and other physiological cues, and verbal and non-verbal communication are all important informational tools available to the Gestalt counselor. Through a case study in counseling with a married couple, conducted by the first author, the hypothesis was examined that the 4-stage model of Gestalt therapy, developed by the second author, would be effective in working with the conflicts of a long-term intimate couple.


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