In these groundbreaking new collections, the reader will find an exciting, boad-ranging selection of work showing an array of applications of the Gestalt model to working with children, adolescents, and their families and worlds. From the theoretical to the hands-on, and from the clinical office or playroom to family settings, schools, institutions, and the community, these chapters take us on a rewarding tour of the vibrant, productive range of Gestalt work today, always focusing on the first two decades of life. With each new topic and setting, fresh and creative ideas and interventions are offered and described, for use by practitioners of every school and method.
"Gestalt approaches to work with families, children and their worlds are among the most important new extensions of the Gestalt model over the past generation - and high on the list of the contributions we can make, as practitioners, to the problems of the world. In this rich collection, you will find the exciting depth and range of this work, in applications from individual and family therapy to groups, schools, and beyond. Therapists who work with all ages and all approaches will find much in these chapters to enrich and enliven their perspectives and energy for the work."
- Sonia March Nevis, Co-Director, Center for the Study of Intimate Systems, Gestalt International Study Center
"If you live or work with children, you will be enriched by reading these books."
- Violet Oaklander, from the Preface
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1