Psychopathology of the Situation: The Phenomenological and Humanistic Roots of the Text Edited by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Pietro A. Cavaleri. Preface to the English Edition

Author/s Scott D. Churchill
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1
Language Italian Pages 5 P. 91-95 File size 151 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2023-001007
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The article is the preface to the English edition of the volume “Psychopathology of Situation” edited by Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb and Pietro A. Cavaleri. The goal of the author, Scott D. Churchill, is to invite the reading of this text, which is an interesting con-tribution to the renewal of the classical ideas of Gestalt psychotherapy. The book empha-sizes the change taking place in Gestalt thinking which, from its more classically under-stood “client-centered” foundations, has over time moved increasingly toward a focus on the encounter itself as the primary ground for psychotherapeutic understanding and change. The author delves into the concept of "situation" by revisiting the thinking of the phenomenologists, Heidegger and Sartre.

Keywords: Situational psychopathology, Gestalt psychotherapy, encounter, situation, phe-nomenology.

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Scott D. Churchill, Psicopatologia della Situazione: le radici fenomenologiche e umanistiche del testo curato da Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb e Pietro A. Cavaleri. Prefazione all’edizione inglese in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2023, pp 91-95, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2023-001007