The article is a reflection on the historic connection between Gestalt therapy and psychoanalysis. It originates from a series of meetings and dialogues between the two approaches that identified Gestalt therapy as a figure of the complicated and constantly evolving ground of psychoanalysis. Various evolutionary lines of this process are identified, with attention to the formative and transformative meetings that influenced Fritz and Laura Perls. The article is a request for us to maintain a critical attitude toward Gestalt therapy and to take a curious attitude towards the contributions of contemporary psychoanalysts.
Keywords: Gestalt psychotherapy, psychoanalytic approach, field, dialogic attitude