'This book is not just a practical handbook; it is also the fruit of two exceptional people's experience: Serge and Anne Ginger. It reflects their long international experience in several methods such as psychoanalysis, psychodrama, Gestalt Therapy - which is highly indebted to them – and EMDR.
This guide comes at a time when, in France and several other European countries, new rules and regulations for the practice of psychotherapy are starting to appear. It's a practical vade mecum for the beginner psychotherapist, but is also an invitation to his experienced colleagues, to share profound reflections stemming from their long-standing careers as psychotherapists and trainers.
I hope that this work will be as successful as it deserves to be [in making] these insights and pieces of advice accessible not only to all young practitioners, but also to more experienced ones. It will be especially useful for psychotherapy training institutes.'
- Mony Elkaim, Chairman of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), from the Foreword
About the Author:
Serge Ginger (1928–2011) was a clinical psychologist and an international trainer in psychotherapy. He worked from 1974 to 1980 ?as International Chief Expert for UNESCO in the field of Special Education and Psychology. He was qualified in psychodrama, psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy, and EMDR. He was elected Honorary President of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). He is the author of a number of books, including Gestalt Therapy: The Art of Contact (Karnac, 2007), which have been translated into twelve languages. In 1980, with Anne Ginger, he founded the Paris School of Gestalt Therapy (École Parisienne de Gestalt or EPG), which is now one of the most important training institutes for psychotherapists in Europe.
Anne Ginger is a gestalt therapist, clinical psychologist, and teaching psychotherapist. She is one of the founders of gestalt therapy in France. In 1980, with Serge Ginger, she founded the Paris School of Gestalt Therapy (École Parisienne de Gestalt or EPG), which is now one of the most important training institutes for psychotherapists in Europe. She has co-authored two books with Serge Ginger.