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EP85 Workshop 27 - Gestalt Therapy - The Interplay Techniques and Engagement - Erving Polster, PhD

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Workshops |  Gestalt |  Humor |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
Erving Polster, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 1985
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I will present some views on my own development as a gestalt therapist, showing through demonstrations and discussion how simple human engagement-softness, humor, focused attention and respect for the ordinary-can, in concert with techniques, generate profound personal experience.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list three gestalt techniques observed in the demonstrations of therapy
  2. To name three examples of nontechnical engagement which had therapeutic importance 

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Erving Polster, Ph.D in clinical psychology, is the Director of The Gestalt Institute of San Diego, and the author of several important books, including Gestalt Therapy Integrated, Every Person's Life is Worth a Novel, and From the Radical Center: The Heart of Gestalt Therapy, as well as dozens of articles and chapters. Erving has authored 6 books. In his current writings, he offers perspectives and designs for a communal application of psychotherapy principles. He also describes and celebrates a powerful contemporary momentum for people-at-large to join together in the search for personal and social enlightenment.