Paul Goodman was one of the founders and major theoreticians of Gestalt therapy, as well as a practicing psychotherapist for many years. He constantly sought to understand the nature of our selves and our society. "Our misery seems so ingrained that it calls for an explanation from our essential natures."
So I would commend these formative writings of Fritz Perls to those who would get a fuller sense of the original ideas of Gestalt therapy, a work in progress, but already a fairly consistent field-relational approach to psychology and therapy. My hope is that, with more people reading these papers and our ‘Bible,’ Perls, Hefferline and Goodman, the...
A collection of the non-fiction writings of Laura Posner Perls, this volume is divided into two sections exploring the history and theoretical development of Gestalt therapy. Also included are case history material and a transcription of a workshop given by Perls at a meeting of the American Academy of Psychotherapists.
A comprehensive and readable introduction to the fundamentals of Gestalt therapy. Often used as an introduction to Gestalt therapy in academic settings, this is a good place for professionals and lay persons alike to begin to understand the Gestalt approach.