• Mending the World

    Mending the World

    Social Healing Interventions By Gestalt Practioners Worldwide
    Edited by Joseph Melnick & Edwin C. Nevis

    New to GestaltPress!  Mending the World provides a blueprint for making a difference in the intractable social issues that exist today. It presents the compelling drama of thirteen stories of people on the firing lines in countries in Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, as well as Brazil, Cambodia, North of Ireland, and the USA. The cases involve diverse real world issues, such as AIDS reduction, poverty, political conflict, natural disasters, and...

  • Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy

    Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy

    Edited by Lynne Jacobs & Rich Hycner

    “Now… there is a surging renewal of Gestalt therapy’s humanisitic perspective in accentuating contact as the springboard to relationship . . . in this augmentation from simple experience into the larger humanity of engagement, Jacobs and Hycner have created a rendezvous of minds sharply attentive to the indivisibility between self and other.” – From the Foreword by Erving Polster Lynne Jacobs, Ph.D., a co-founder of the...

  • The Secret Language of Intimacy

    The Secret Language of Intimacy

    Releasing the Hidden Power in Couple Relationships
    Robert G. Lee

    The knots in which troubled couples find themselves, from hurt feelings to entrenched defensiveness, blaming, and stonewalling, are often bewildering, disorienting, and painful, both to the couples themselves and to those who attempt to help them. These knots defy the depth of caring and importance intimate partners feel for one another and are resistant to traditional methods of helping couples such as techniques for better communication and...

  • CoCreating the Field

    CoCreating the Field

    Intention and Practice in the Age of Complexity
    Edited by Deborah Ullman & Gordon Wheeler

    Volume I in the Esalen Evolution of Gestalt Series, Co-Creating the Field lays out a paradigm shift that re-grounds in our human story in evolutionary psychology and contemporary neuroscience, viewed through the lens of relational Gestalt theory. The clarifications of theory and method brought out in the chapters of the book provide the base for a stimulating creative conversation which continues in the field, on the basis of these ideas and...

  • Relational Child, Relational Brain

    Relational Child, Relational Brain

    Development and Therapy in Childhood and Adolescence
    Edited by Robert G. Lee & Neil Harris

    Relational Child, Relational Brain is Volume II in the Evolution of Gestalt Series. It continues the development of the paradigm shift that places human development in a field that is deeply complex and fundamentally one of interconnection, taking us away from the limiting view of us as separate individuals. The book builds on the foundations of contemporary views of relational neurodevelopment and the profound influence of relationship on brain...

Titles

Beyond Individualism

Beyond Individualism

Toward a New Understanding of Self, Relationship, & Experience
Gordon Wheeler

In this path-breaking and provocative new treatment of some of the oldest dilemmas of psychology and relationship, Gordon Wheeler challenges that most basic tenet of the Western cultural tradition:...

Body of Awareness

Body of Awareness

A Somatic and Developmental Approach to Psychotherapy
Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

Merging scientific theory with a practical clinical approach, Body of Awareness explores the formation of infant movement experience and its manifest influence upon the later adult. Most...

Becoming A Stepfamily

Becoming A Stepfamily

Patterns of Development in Remarried Families
Patricia L. Papernow

What determines whether stepfamilies remain together? What helps stepfamilies overcome the difficulties of remarriage and become mutually supportive family units? How can mental health professionals...

The Heart of Development: Gestalt Approaches to Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Worlds

The Heart of Development: Gestalt Approaches to Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Worlds

Volume 1: Childhood
Edited by Gordon Wheeler & Mark McConville

In these groundbreaking new collections, the reader will find an exciting, broad-ranging selection of work showing an array of applications of the Gestalt model to working with children, adolescents,...

Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy

Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy

Edited by Lynne Jacobs & Rich Hycner

“Now… there is a surging renewal of Gestalt therapy’s humanisitic perspective in accentuating contact as the springboard to relationship . . . in this augmentation from simple...

From the Radical Center

From the Radical Center

The Heart of Gestalt Therapy, Selected Writings of Erving and Miriam Polster
Edited and with an Introductions by Arthur Roberts

This remarkable collection traces central themes in the work of Erving and Miriam Polster, two of the best-known and best loved Gestalt therapists in the world. The writings span 4 decades in the...

The Heart of Development: Gestalt Approaches to Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Worlds

The Heart of Development: Gestalt Approaches to Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Worlds

Volume II: Adolescence
Edited by Mark McConville &Gordon Wheeler

In these groundbreaking new collections, the reader will find an exciting, broad-ranging selection of work showing an array of applications of the Gestalt model to working with children, adolescents,...

Community and Confluence

Community and Confluence

Undoing the Clinch of Oppression
Philip Lichtenberg

This essay in liberation psychology shows how everyone in an oppressive society participates in creating and re-creating oppression, and, consequently, can also act to undo the clinch of oppression....

Getting Beyond Sobriety

Getting Beyond Sobriety

Clinical Approaches to Long-Term Recovery
Michael Craig Clemmens

In this groundbreaking book, Michael Clemmens offers a new model of treatment for long-term recovery that goes beyond the traditional “disease’ paradigm. Working from the belief that a...

Aggression, Time, and Understanding

Aggression, Time, and Understanding

Contributions to the Evolution of Gestalt Therapy
Frank-M. Staemmler

This is the first book published in English of Staemmler’s writings. It includes five of his most important papers that have had a strong influence on the evolution of Gestalt therapy in the...

A Well-Lived Life

A Well-Lived Life

Essays in Gestalt Therapy
Sylvia Fleming Crocker, Ph.D.

“Sylvia Crocker . . . integrates Gestalt therapy’s original theoretical underpinnings with additional insights from human development and a wide range of other contemporary theories . ....

The Values of Connection

The Values of Connection

A Relational Approach to Ethics
Edited by Robert G. Lee

When we turn to include a primary focus on the context of the larger relational field and explore our interconnection with others, we find that Gestalt theory offers an ethics which is much more than...

Gestalt Therapy: Perspectives and Applications

Gestalt Therapy: Perspectives and Applications

Edited by Edwin C. Nevis Ph.D.

Gestalt Therapy: Perspectives and Applications is a classic text which, when it was first released in 1992, signaled a renaissance of Gestalt scholarship throughout the world. In this volume, Edwin...

Relational Child, Relational Brain

Relational Child, Relational Brain

Development and Therapy in Childhood and Adolescence
Edited by Robert G. Lee & Neil Harris

Relational Child, Relational Brain is Volume II in the Evolution of Gestalt Series. It continues the development of the paradigm shift that places human development in a field that is deeply complex...

Here Now Next

Here Now Next

Paul Goodman and the Origins of Gestalt Therapy
Taylor Stoehr

Paul Goodman left his mark in a number of fields: he went from being known as social critic and philosopher of the New Left to poet and literary critic to author of influential works on education...

Organizational Consulting: A Gestalt Approach

Organizational Consulting: A Gestalt Approach

A Gestalt Approach
Edwin Nevis

In this classic text, pioneering organizational consultant Edwin C. Nevis presents an approach to organizational consulting which is grounded in Gestalt theory. Nevis brings his well-known insight,...

Body Process

Body Process

A Gestalt Approach to Working With The Body in Psychotherapy
James I. Kepner, Ph.D

In this groundbreaking text, which has quickly become a classic in the field, James Kepner takes us beyond working “on the body,” to an exploration of body process itself: how we embody...

CoCreating the Field

CoCreating the Field

Intention and Practice in the Age of Complexity
Edited by Deborah Ullman & Gordon Wheeler

Volume I in the Esalen Evolution of Gestalt Series, Co-Creating the Field lays out a paradigm shift that re-grounds in our human story in evolutionary psychology and contemporary neuroscience, viewed...

Crazy Hope & Finite Experience

Crazy Hope & Finite Experience

Final Essays of Paul Goodman
Edited by Taylor Stoehr

From the publication of Growing Up Absurd in 1960 until his death in 1972, Paul Goodman had the ear of the young radicals of the New Left, pouring forth books and articles on education, technology,...

Mending the World

Mending the World

Social Healing Interventions By Gestalt Practioners Worldwide
Edited by Joseph Melnick & Edwin C. Nevis

New to GestaltPress!  Mending the World provides a blueprint for making a difference in the intractable social issues that exist today. It presents the compelling drama of thirteen stories of people...

The Bridge

The Bridge

Dialogues Across Cultures
Edited by Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph

Gestalt therapy enables dialogue across cultures, giving value difference, subjective experience, heritage, and context. Hence, it is a bridge across cultures, a bridge composed of mutual interests...

Sketches

Sketches

An Anthology of Essays, Art, and Poetry
Joseph C. Zinker

A legacy Gestalt teacher and a co-founder of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Joseph lives on Cape Cod, MA and continues to teach and train around the world. In this volume, Joseph shares stories...

In Search of Good Form

In Search of Good Form

Gestalt Therapy with Couples and Families
Joseph C. Zinker

In Search of Good Form, the long awaited sequel to Joseph Zinker’s path-breaking and classic bestseller, Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy, is an exciting and practical guide to Gestalt work...

Healing Tasks

Healing Tasks

Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
James I. Kepner

This groundbreaking book presents a new model for working with survivors of abuse and other trauma. The Healing Tasks Model, based on developmental stages of healing with specific tasks for each...

Encountering Bigotry

Encountering Bigotry

Befriending Projecting Persons in Everyday Life
Edited by Philip Lichtenberg, Jannek van Beusekom, & Dorothy Gibbons

This book examines productive and unproductive ways of acting in the presence of bigoted activities. In a world in crisis with masses of individuals feeling alone and unsupported, faulty projecting...

Adolescence: Psychotherapy and the Emergent Self

Adolescence: Psychotherapy and the Emergent Self

Mark McConville

Many therapists can attest to the fact that adolescents can be difficult and frustrating clients – problems are seldom well defined, clearly delineated symptoms are more the exception than the...

On Intimate Ground

On Intimate Ground

A Gestalt Approach to Working with Couples
Edited by Gordon Wheeler & Stephanie Backman

Couples therapy has long been regarded as one of the most demanding of all forms of psychotherapy because of the way it challenges therapists to combine insights of dynamic psychology with the power...

The Secret Language of Intimacy

The Secret Language of Intimacy

Releasing the Hidden Power in Couple Relationships
Robert G. Lee

The knots in which troubled couples find themselves, from hurt feelings to entrenched defensiveness, blaming, and stonewalling, are often bewildering, disorienting, and painful, both to the couples...

Gestalt Therapy: Living Creatively Today

Gestalt Therapy: Living Creatively Today

Living Creatively Today
Gonzague Masquelier

How can we reconcile our desire for freedom with the limits of routines that organize our existence? How do we affirm our personality while adjusting to the word? How can we be nourished by exchanges...

Window Frames

Window Frames

Learning the Art of Gestalt Play Therapy the Oaklander Way
Peter Mortola with foreword by Violet Oaklander

How do children emotionally heal and regain equilibrium after suffering trauma? How do adults understand and help them in a therapeutic relationship? These questions are at the heart of Violet...

Even if it Costs Me My Life

Even if it Costs Me My Life

Systemic Constellations and Serious Illness
Stephan Hausner

“Through the intuitive use of the family constellation, Stephan Hausner has discovered a unique passage into the heart and soul of illness. Weaving wisdom and love with his considerable...

Gestalt Reconsidered

Gestalt Reconsidered

A New Approach to Contact and Resistance
Gordon Wheeler

In this original and penetrating work, the origins of the Gestalt psychotherapy model are traced back to its roots in psychoanalysis and Gestalt cognitive and perceptual psychology. Drawing new...

The Collective Silence

The Collective Silence

German Identity and the Legacy of Shame
Edited by Barbara Heimannsberg & Christoph J. Schmidt, Translated by Cynthia Oudejans Harris & Gordon Wheeler

The silence surrounding the Holocaust continues to prevent healing – whether of the victims, Nazis, or the generations that followed them. The telling of the stories surrounding the Holocaust, all...

Back to the Beanstalk

Back to the Beanstalk

Enchantment and Reality for Couples
Judith Brown

A keen observer of couples’ interactions, Judith Brown captures with warmth and humor how the characters in these age-old folk-tales create their predicaments — for better or for worse....

The Voice of Shame

The Voice of Shame

Silence and Connection in Psychotherapy
Edited by Robert G. Lee & Gordon Wheeler

Shame and shame reactions are two of the most delicate and difficult issues of psychotherapy and are among the most likely to defy our usual dynamic, systemic, and behavioral theories. In this...