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From the Radical Center : The Heart of Gestalt Therapy : Selected Writings of Erving and Miriam Polster
Erving and Miriam Polster
Gestalt Press / GIC / Softcover / Dec 1999
9780881633153 (ISBN-10: 0881633151)
Gestalt Therapy / Gestalt Institute Core Texts
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edited and with an Introduction by Arthur Roberts
A Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Publication


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 herein span 4 decades in the history of psychotherapy, bringing together practical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of the Polsters' work in a single book. Ranging across diverse subjects and distinct historical periods, the work collected in this volume will educate, provoke, inspire and nourish Gestalt therapists for years to come.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Arthur Roberts
Part I: Setting the Stage
A Contemporary Psychotherapy
The Language of Experience
Sensory Functioning in Psychotherapy
Women in Therapy: A Gestalt Therapist's View
Gestalt Therapy: Evolution and Application

Part II: Transformation of Principles
Therapy Without Resistance: Gestalt Therapy
Escape from the Present
Tight Therapeutic Sequences
Every Person's Life is Worth a Novel
The Therapeutic Power of Attention
The Self in Action: A Gestalt Outlook
Translating Theory into Practice: Martin Heidegger and Gestalt Therapy
Commonality and Diversity in Gestalt Therapy
In Memory of Carl Rogers: Great Men Cast Great Shadows

Part III: The Role of Community
Encounter in Community
Eve's Daughters: The Forbidden Heroism of Women
Individuality and Communality
Beyond One to One
It's Only the Most Recent Year of the Woman

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