Supportive yet challenging, this volume contains 30 useful hints and reminders to help both students and professionals in counseling examine and improve key areas of ther work. Developing Gestalt Counseling encourages counselors to focus on areas that they feel need special attention by covering topics such as relationship and dialogue, assessment in the Gestalt approach; contact, awareness, proactivity, and responsibility; and experimental and creative methods. Author Jennifer Mackewn provides an easy-to-read and informative book for readers who are already familiar with the fundamentals of counseling and have begun work with clients in counseling psychology and social work settings.
Attending to Beginnings
Exploring the Client's Context and Culture
Developing a Dialogic Relationship as a Crucible for Self Development
Observing Process, Developing Diagnostic Perspectives and Therapeutic Strategies
Exploring Awareness and Contact
Integrating Experimental, Creative and Transpersonal Dimensions
Working with Embodiment, Energy and `Resistance'
Attending to the Background Features and Processes in Clients' Lives
Shaping Counselling over Time