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Reflections About the Figure/Ground Connection Between Gestalt Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Journal Title: QUADERNI DI GESTALT 
Author/s: Bernd Bocian 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 89-101 FullText PDF:  197 KB
DOI:  10.3280/GEST2018-001007
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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

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Bernd Bocian, Reflections About the Figure/Ground Connection Between Gestalt Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2018, pp. 89-101, DOI:10.3280/GEST2018-001007

   

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