Brief Gestalt Therapy
By (author) Gaie Houston
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Brief Gestalt Therapy by Gaie Houston
Book Description'Anybody with the slightest interest in brief therapy should read this book. Now that the initial controversy over brief therapy has begun to subside it is great to see how brief therapy works in practice. Gaie Houston's book is part of a series published by SAGE which sets out to do this - and hers is particularly illuminating and accessible. As she points out Gestalt is better equipped than many mainstream therapies to be applied to situations with extreme time constraints because it is both flexible and it acknowledges the part that can be played by other therapies. But what propels Houston's book out of the hum drum - or indeed the defensive (or offensive) diatribes about short therapy which have appeared over the past few years - is her vivid accounts of real-life sessions, both one to one and group, which punctuate the text' - Amazon Review Brief Gestalt Therapy demonstrates how the Gestalt approach can be used effectively in brief interventions with clients. Gestalt's distinctively integrative nature and emphasis on a highly co-operative working alliance, make it particularly suited to brief work.The book sets out the basic theory and principles of Gestalt and looks at each phase of the therapeutic process from initial assessment through the beginning and middle stages to the ending of the work. It presents clear, practical strategies for therapists to follow and in particular examines: } aspects of Gestalt which are especially relevant to brief work -} the elements of successful therapy -} ways of improving skills. Brief Gestalt Therapy includes vignettes and detailed case studies which bring the theory alive. It will contribute much to both existing literature on Gestalt therapy and also brief therapy, and will be invaluable to trainee and practising Gestalt therapists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761973492
(216mm x 138mm x 6mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gaie Houston
Gestalt Counselling in a Nutshell, Paperback (October 2012)
As part of the well-established Counselling in Nutshell Series, this book provides a concise and accessible introduction to the key elements of the theory and practice of Gestalt Therapy for the absolute beginner.
Integrative Therapy, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Gaie Houston
Includes material on neuroscience and practitioner-oriented research methodology showing how the processes of doing research and doing therapy have many things in common. This book aims to cultivate a spirit of willingness amongst therapists trained in one model to learn from colleagues trained in others.
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Author Biography - Gaie Houston
Gaie Houston is a writer, UKCP-registered psychotherapist and senior lecturer at The Gestalt Centre, London.
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