Critical Collaboration: Adlerian Therapy and Gestalt Therapy
The methodology of this dissertation involved the following steps: (1) identifying source material to be reviewed; (2) identifying type of information to be extracted from source material; (3) searching source material for relevant information; (4) summarizing information; (5) identifying interest expressed between Adlerian and Gestalt therapies; (6) finding a case study used by both Gestalt and Adlerian therapies; (7) comparing and contrasting findings; (8) identifying possible enhancements; and (9) illustrating with case study example. The type of information extracted from the literature identified in step two which was compared and contrasted in step seven was limited to the following: nature of human person, principal motives, causes of illness, what is illness, personality, theory of change, goal of therapy, assessment, relationship to DSM-IV-TR, therapeutic process for individuals and couples to cover situation of one or more individuals in therapy, and what it is to be an Adlerian or Gestaltist.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Common Historical Roots
Gap in Literature
Result Adlerian Couples Therapy
Result Gestalt Therapy
Result Gestalt Couples Therapy
Adler Adlerian and Gestalt Adlerian Therapy American Psychological Association Ansbacher & Ansbacher approach awareness Axis Axis II basic mistakes become behavior believed Carlson clarified client cognitive Compare and Contrast concept contact boundary Corey Corsini couple's critical collaboration cycle of experience Delisle Dependent Personality Disorder described developed diagnosis Dinkmeyer dream Dreikurs DSM-IV-TR early recollections EMDR emphasis environment existential experiential explained family constellation field theory focus formulation Freud Fritz Perls functioning Gestalt Experiment Gestalt Psychology Gestalt Therapy Gestaltists goal of therapy guide intervention help couples here-and-now holism human I-Thou identified Individual Psychology insight integration interpersonal interruptions introjection Joyce and Sills Laura Perls lifestyle assessment Maniacci marriage Mosak needs organism orientation partners patient pattern perspective phase phenomenological polarities Polster problems psychoanalysis psychotherapy relationship responsibility Ruth Ruth's self-concept self-regulating situation social interest Sperry style symptoms task techniques therapeutic process therapist Therapy and Gestalt Therapy's understanding versus wrote Yontef