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Brief gestalt therapy

Author: Gaie Houston
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2003.
Series: Brief therapies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Houston, Gaie, 1933-
Brief gestalt therapy.
London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2003
(OCoLC)761766549
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gaie Houston
ISBN: 0761973486 0761973494 9780761973492 9780761973485
OCLC Number: 53307548
Description: 154 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Overview --
The Gestalt approach: theory related to brief intervention --
The assessment --
Examples of questionnaires that may be adapted for use before the first meeting of therapist and client --
The beginning --
Contract between therapist and third party --
The middle --
The ending --
A BGT individual case study --
The brief Gestalt therapy group --
Examples of ready-made group experiments --
A BGT group case study --
Evidence, authority and now in BGT.
Series Title: Brief therapies series.
Responsibility: Gaie Houston.
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Demonstrating how the Gestalt approach can be used effectively in brief interventions with clients, this book looks at each phase of the therapeutic process, from initial assessment through the  Read more...

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