The Gestalt Clinical Assessment Form: Presentation of a Work Tool

Author/s Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Elisabetta Conte, Maria Mione
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2017/2 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 67-81 File size 234 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2017-002005
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This article presents a tool useful in both therapeutic and educational settings: the Gestalt clinical assessment form. In the phenomenological, aesthetic and field perspective particular to the Gestalt therapy approach, the clinical assessment form offers guidelines that allow the summing up of the patient’s history in order to describe the ground of the experience actualised in the therapeutic setting and to consider the figure of contact, which is co-created in the patient-therapist relation. A brief introduction summarises the basic theoretical principles of Gestalt therapy underlying the form. As an example, the clinical assessment form is illustrated through a case report.

Keywords: Phenomenological description, anamnesis, symptomatology, id functions, phe-nomenological and aesthetic diagnosis, figure/ground formation, polyphonic development of domains, intentionality, aesthetic relational knowledge.

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Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Elisabetta Conte, Maria Mione, La scheda clinica gestaltica: presentazione di uno strumento di lavoro in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 2/2017, pp 67-81, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2017-002005