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HISTORY OF GESTALT THERAPY, & CONNECTIONS WITH ITS PREDECESSORS

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Most items below are links to articles at Gestalt.org, publisher of the International Gestatl Journal. Others are at the online journal Gestalt! and the archive of the Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications.
     
  Lecture notes at this website, by Victor Daniels
  Prelude to Contemporary Gestalt Therapy, by Charlie Bowman and Philip Brownell. Begins with Brentano, Stumpf, & Husserl whose phenomenological work predated early Gestalt psychology.
  The Historical Roots of Gestalt Therapy Theory, by Rosemarie Wulf'.
  Gestalt--Antecedent Influence or Historical Accident? by Alan Barlow:
  What do Gestalt therapy and Gestalt theory have to do with each other? by Hans-Jürgen P. Walter
  Gestalt Psychology and Gestalt Therapy, by Robert E. Sherrill. Special attention to Gestalt therapy's connections with Goldstein and Lewin.
  "Growing up Rugged" -- Ernest Becker on Fritz Perls. Don't miss this.
  An Oral History of Gestalt Therapy: Interviews with Laura Perls, Isadore From, Erving & Miriam Polster, and Elliott Shapiro
Stolen by Gypsies, by Erving Polster
  Introduction to Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality, by Frederick Perls, Ralph Hefferline, &1994 Introduction by Paul Goodman, & Michael V. Miller, and Isadore From. While some of Miller & From's conclusions are questionable, the introductions taken together offer valuable insights.
Laura Posner Perls: In Memory, by Anne Leibig
Frederick Perls: A Son's Reflections, by Stephen Perls
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4/10/05