Restoring of clients’ personal resources in crisis situations by means of Gestalt therapy

- Володарська, Наталія Дмитрівна (2016) Restoring of clients’ personal resources in crisis situations by means of Gestalt therapy Актуальні проблеми психології, 44 (1). pp. 67-72. ISSN 2072-4772

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The article discusses the principles of dialogical and phenomenological approach in solving problems of individuals in crisis situations. The author analyzes the methods of Gestalt therapy to overcome the consequences of psychological trauma, the activation of individual self-determination by means of Gestalt therapy, as well as the role of personal life perspectives in recovering personal resources and overcoming the consequences of psychological trauma. The author gives an example of psychotherapeutic strategies to deal with the problems of psychosocial traumatization of forced migrants’ families, describes the stages of the dialogue between a therapist and a client in Gestalt therapy and the accents in psychotherapy of feelings. From the position of Gestalt approach the content of dialogue is secondary to the quality of psychological presence and, as a consequence, to feelings. Of importance are the emotions behind the words in the dialogue, rather than the words themselves. The dialogue participants undergo changes in the process of discussion due to their being sensual, conscious, free to make life choices, rather than due to the discussion themes and discoveries. The quality of psychological presence, openness and vitality of the dialogue participants becomes the main thing. The author also analyzes the components of a cycle-contact in the dialog-phenomenological therapy, methods of individual and group work in Gestalt therapy as well as the peculiarities of Gestalt therapy in working with personal crises (empathic assumption, message paraphrasing, story making in fairy tale therapy).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Gestalt approach, self-determination, psychosocial trauma, Gestalt therapy, therapeutic strategies
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of Psychology after N.Kostiuk > P. Chamata department of personality psychology
Depositing User: канд.психол. наук, старший науковий співробітник, старший науковий співробітник лабораторії психології особистості імені П.Р.Чамати Н.Д. Володарська
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 14:17


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