Teaching at the Vienna Webster University

Gestalt therapy, Webster University Vienna

This seminar provided both theory and practice on gestalttheory and gestalttherapy dreaming. It covered:

  1. Roots of "Gestalt": Gestalttheory and Gestaltpsychology – a school of perception
  2. How Gestalttherapy was developed – beginnings and principles
  3. Basics of Gestalttherapy
  4. Current developments in the US and the German speaking countries
  5. Experiental exercises

This course tried to convey Gestalt in theory and practice. Besides talks and discussions, basic exercises of Gestalttherapy practice (i.e. exercises in awareness, contact, dialogue) has been "experienced".

Course statement of objectives

  1. To understand the history of Gestalttherapy
  2. To understand the differences between Gestalttherapy and Psychoanalysis
  3. To "have a taste" and experience Gestalttherapy.

Required Texts
Literature

HENLE, M. (1986): 1879 and All That. Essays in the Theory and History of Psychology. New York: Columbia University Press. PERLS, F; HEFFERLINE, R; GOODMAN, P. (1951): Gestalt Therapy. New York: Julian Press. KORB, M. P., GORRELL, J. and VAN DE RIET, V. (1989): "Gestalt Therapy: Practice and Theory" Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

As textbook, I suggest: PERLS, F; HEFFERLINE, R; GOODMAN, P. (1951): Gestalt Therapy. New York: Julian Press.