Beyond Perls-Goodman’s Model: From Organism/Environment Field to Relational Field

Author/s Mercurio Albino Macaluso
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/2 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 67-84 File size 383 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2012-002005
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In our founding text (Perls, Hefferline, Goodman, 1951) the concept of "contact" considers experience from a perspective centered on the individual rather than on a relationship. Today, we need a model that, while remaining consistent with the epistemological assumptions of Gestalt therapy, allows us to take into account the reciprocity of the exchange that occurs between patient and therapist. In the innovative contributions of Gordon Wheeler and Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, the author identifies the conditions of a relational gestalt approach, which would allow detailed analysis of how patient and therapist create together the experience of their meeting moment by moment

Keywords: Contact, relationship, structured background, contact function, domain, relational field.

  • Beyond the Perls-Goodman Model: From the Organism-Environment Field to the Relational Field Mercurio Albino Macaluso, in Gestalt Review /2015 pp.233
    DOI: 10.5325/gestaltreview.19.3.0233

Mercurio Albino Macaluso, Oltre il modello Perls-Goodman. Dal campo organismo/ambiente al campo relazionale in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 2/2012, pp 67-84, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2012-002005