Gestalt therapy

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Gestalt theory

Sigmund Freud (1856—1939) founder of psychoanalysis




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A form of counselling or psychotherapy, unconnected with Gestalt psychology, developed in the United States during the 1960s by the German-born psychiatrist Fritz (Frederick) Perls (1893–1970), in which clients are encouraged to focus on the immediate present and to express their true feelings openly and honestly. See also empty-chair technique, unfinished business.

Subjects: Psychology.

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