This seminar provided both theory and practice on gestalttheory and gestalttherapy dreaming. It covered:
Roots of "Gestalt": Gestalttheory and Gestaltpsychology – a school of perception
How Gestalttherapy was developed – beginnings and principles
Basics of Gestalttherapy
Current developments in the US and the German speaking countries
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
To understand the history of Gestalttherapy
To understand the differences between Gestalttherapy and Psychoanalysis
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.