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Gestalt Review, launched in 1997, provides a forum for theory
and practice exchanges throughout the world. The international editorial board concentrates on the Gestalt approach at all system levels ranging from the individual, couples, families and groups, to organizations and the community at large. The journal also publishes original papers dealing with politics, philosophy, gender, and culture. Gestalt Review is peer-reviewed and published three times a year.

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Volume 17, Number 1

Editorial. “Que sçay-je?”/“Que sais-je?”: Montaigne, Knowing, and Gestalt

  Susan L. Fischer, PhD

What’s a Gestalt?

  Stephanie Sabar, MSW, LCSW

Incorporating Sandplay Therapy into Gestalt Therapy in the Treatment of Dementia

  Katerina Siampani, MSc
Development of the Self: A Presentation of Kegan’s Subject-Object Theory
  Bruce Kenofer, PhD

Empathy in Psychotherapy: How Therapists and Clients Understand Each Other (Frank-M. Staemmler. Trans. Elizabeth J. Hamilton & Deirdre Winter)


Nancy Amendt-Lyon, PhD

Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice (Talia Bar-Yoseph Levine, Editor)   Robert Farrands, PhD

Goodbye to Daniel N. Stern, M.D. (1934-2012):
He Confirmed Gestalt Therapy as an Outsider

  Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, PhD
Authenticity and the Pursuit of Happiness   Frank Rubenfeld, PhD

Volume 17, Number 2

Editorial. In the Shadow of the Leader:
The Growing Edge of (Gestalt) Groups

  Susan L. Fischer, PhD

Therapeutic Democracy: The Roots and Potential Fruits of a Gestalt-Assisted Collaborative Inquiry

  G. A. Lahood, PhD

Commentary I. Therapeutic Democracy

  Sylvia Fleming Crocker, PhD
Commentary II. Therapeutic Democracy
  Philip Lichtenberg, PhD
Commentary III. Therapeutic Democracy   Dan Bloom, JD, LCSW
Response (to Crocker, Lichtenberg, and Bloom)
  G. A. Lahood, PhD

In the Shadow of the Leader:
Power, Reflection, and Dialogue in
Gestalt Group Therapy


Peter Cole, LCSW


Fritz Perls in Berlin and After: Apropos
Fritz Perls in Berlin 1893-1933:
Expressionism, Psychoanalysis, Judaism

(Bernd Bocian)

  Joel Latner, PhD
Embodied Gestalt Practice:
Selected Papers of Edward W. L. Smith

(Edward W. L. Smith)
  Ansel Woldt, EdD

Volume 17, Number 3

Editorial. Gestalt Theory and Practice:
An Open System

  Susan L. Fischer, PhD

Living Gestalt Moments with Anna:
A Spiritual Journey through Alzheimer’s

  Paul Barber, PhD

Chronic Sorrow and Ambiguous Loss:
Gestalt Methods for Coping with Grief

  Susan Roos, PhD, LCSW
In Dialogue with Chronic Sorrow and Ambiguous Loss (Roos)
  Paul Barber, PhD
  Susan Roos, PhD, LCSW
Pain and Beauty

  Frank-M. Staemmler, PhD, Dipl. -Psych
Gestalt Therapy Training and Research:
Holding Our Place at Academic Institutions in the USA

  Jon E. Frew, PhD
Commentary I. Eddy in the Mainstream:
Gestalt Subversion Amidst Academic Tyranny

  Peter Mortola, PhD
Commentary II. Gestalt Therapy Training and Research

  Seán Gaffney, PhD
Reflection: In Dialogue with Gestalt Review
Philip Lichtenberg’s “Inclusive and Exclusive Aggression: Some (Gestalt) Perspectives”:
A Window to the Next Resistance?

  Dan Bloom, JD, LCSW
Teaching a Paranoid to Flirt: The Poetics of Gestalt Therapy
(Michael Vincent Miller)

  Archie Roberts, MA
Family Matters

  Seán Gaffney, PhD
Clearly in Fall
  Cynthia Hogue, PhD
In Memoriam, Joseph Handlon, Ph.D.

  Erving Polster, PhD


Editor: Susan L. Fischer, PhD
Founding Editor: Joseph Melnick, PhD

Associate Editors:

Editorial Board:

Nancy Amendt-Lyon, PhD, Austria
Jack Aylward, EdD, US
Peter Cole, LCSW, US
Sylvia Fleming Crocker, PhD, US
Sarah Fallon, SRAsT(D), Dip GPTI, UK
Iris Fodor, PhD, US
Ruella Frank, PhD, US
Isabel Fredericson, PhD, US
Sean Gaffney, MA, Ireland/Sweden
Marion Gillie, MA, MSc, United Kingdom
Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Canada
Gaie Houston, MA, England
Francisco Huneeus, MD, Chile
Lynne Jacobs, PhD, US
Isabelle Le Peuch, PhD, France
Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph, MA, Israel
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, PhD, Italy
Mark McConville, PhD, US
Alan Meara, MGT, New Zealand
Peter Mortola, PhD, US

Sonia March Nevis,
Violet Oaklander, PhD,US
Eleanor O'Leary, PhD, Ireland
Brian O'Neill, BA, MAPS, Australia
Malcolm Parlett, PhD, England
Erving Polster, PhD,US
Robert Resnick, PhD, US
Jan Roubal, MD, Czech Republic
Frank Rubenfeld, PhD, US
Sarah Toman, PhD, US
Daan Van Baalen, MD, Norway
Carmen Vazquez Bandin, PhD, Spain
Gordon Wheeler, PhD, US
Ansel Woldt, EdD, US
Joseph Zinker, PhD, US

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