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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

Gestalt Review - Vol. 3 - 1999
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Volume 3, Number 1


  Joseph Melnick, PhD

Organizational Consulting: What a Gestalt Approach Can Learn from Off-Off Broadway Theater

  Raymond Saner, PhD

Structure and Chaos in the Creative Act: Response to Raymond Saner

  Lois Meredith, PhD

Response to Lois Meredith

  Raymond Saner, PhD

The Gazebo School Park

  Eduardo Eizner, MA

Response to Eduardo Eizner

  Jay Kent-Ferraro, PhD

On Social Experiment: A Commentary o the Gazebo School

  Gordon Wheeler, PhD

Response to Jay Kent-Ferraro

  Eduardo Eizner, MA

Character in the Present: Why Gestalt Therapy
Is Particularly Helpful for Treating Character-Disordered Clients

  Norman F. Shub, BCD

Commentary on Norm Shub's "Character in the Present"

  Elinor Greenberg, PhD

Response to Elinor Greenberg's Commentary on "Character in the Present"

  Norman F. Shub, BCD
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Publications Received

Volume 3, Number 2


  Joseph Melnick, PhD

The Contributions of Paul Goodman to the Clinical, Social, and Political Implications of Boundary Disturbances

  Jack Aylward, EdD

Ecopsychology and Psychotherapy within the Larger Context: Response to Jack Aylward’s Article on Paul Goodman’s Legacy

  Sarah Conn, PhD
Lane Conn, PhD

Further Explorations of the Field

  Jack Aylward, EdD

Reflections on the Role of Psychological Theory in Psychotherapy

  Baylis Thomas, PhD

A Gestalt Approach to Working with the Person Drug Relationship

  J. Richard White, MEd

Back Pages: Topics and Reviews

Volume 3, Number 3


  Joseph Melnick, PhD

Paths for the Future: From a Culture of Indifference Toward a Gestalt of Hope

  Selma Ciornai, PhD

A Gestalt Approach to the Treatment of Gambling

  Norman F. Shub, BCD

The Butterfly Effect in Therapy: Not Every Flap of a Butterfly’s Wing...

  Alan Meara

Autism in Gestalt Theory: Toward a Gestalt Theory of Personality

  Guadalupe Amescua, PhD

Academic Anxieties: A Gestalt Approach

  Cara Garcia, PhD
Susan Baker, MA
Robert deMayo, PhD

Cultural Action for Freedom:
Paulo Freire as Gestaltist

  Peter Philippson, MSc
The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy

  Pauline Rose Clance, PhD
Gestalt and Somatics: The New Integration   Cynthia Cook,
Michael Clemmens, PhD
Gail Feinstein, CSW
Ruella Frank, PhD
Susan Gregory
What’s Behind the Empty Chair? A Visual
Presentation of Gestalt Therapy Theory and Concepts
  Liv Estrup, MA
A Somatic and Developmental Approach
to Gestalt Therapy
  Ruella Frank, PhD
A Bird May Love a Fish, But Where Would
They Live? Couple’s Therapy
  Robert W. Resnick, PhD
Rita F. Resnick, PhD
Theatre and Therapy: Toward a Field Theoretical
Understanding of the Dream

Arthur Roberts, MA
Janet Sonenberg, MFA

Female Sexual Dysfunctions and Gestalt Therapy
  Ceylan Tugrul, PhD
Feminist Relational Theories and Gestalt Therapy: A Lively Dialogue
  Deborah Ullman, BA
Mary Ann Kraus, PsyD
Adding Womens Voices:
Feminism and Gestalt Therapy

Ruth Wolfert
M’Lou Caring
Cynthia Cook
Gail Feinstein
Iris Fodor
Zelda Friedman
Alice Gertsman
Susan Jurkowski
Maria Kirchner

Volume 3, Number 4


  Joseph Melnick, PhD

Gestalt Principles in the Courtroom:
An Interview with Judge Joyce Wheeler

  Beverly Reifman, LICSW, BCD

An Experiment in Community Psychotherapy

  Nigel Copsey, MSC
Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph, MA

Comments on Copsey and Levine Bar-Yoseph, An Experiment in Community Psychotherapy

  Myriam Munoz Polit

Response to Myriam Munoz Polit

  Nigel Copsey, MSC
Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph MA

Narrative Formation and Gestalt Closure: Helping Clients Make Sense of "Disequilibrium" Through Stories in the Therapeutic Setting

  Peter Mortola PhD

Building Bridges: A Response to Peter Mortola

  Stephanie Backman, MSSA
Gestalt Therapy as Narrative: A commentary on Peter Mortola’s Paper "Narrative Formation and Gestalt Closure"   Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
Response to Backman’s and Spagnuolo Lobb’s Commentaries   Peter Mortola, PhD
Clinical Films as Training Tools: A Comparison of REBT and Gestalt Therapy with Children   Sheila Aspinall, Psy D
Iris Fodor, PhD
Back Pages: Topics and Reviews    
Book Review of Touch in Psychotherapy:
Theory, Research, and Practice

  James Kepner
Prose and Poetry
  Joel Latner



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

Associate Editors:

Editorial Advisory Board:

Nancy Amendt-Lyon, PhD, Austria
Jack Aylward, EdD, US
Peter Cole, LCSW, US
Sylvia Fleming Crocker, PhD, US
Billy Desmond, MSc, MBA, UK
Sarah Fallon, SRAsT(D), Dip GPTI, UK
Iris Fodor, PhD, US
Gianna Francesetti, MD, Italy
Ruella Frank, PhD, US
Sean Gaffney, PhD, Ireland/Sweden
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
Jochen Lohmeier, PhD, South Africa
Mark McConville, PhD, US
Peter Mortola, PhD, US
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
Stuart N. Simon, LICSW, US
Herb Stevenson, MA, USA
Sarah Toman, PhD, US
Daan Van Baalen, MD, Norway
Carmen Vazquez Bandin, PhD, Spain
Gordon Wheeler, PhD, US
Ansel Woldt, EdD, US


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