This page contains resources and information on research relating to Gestalt Therapy, including details of:
- Current research projects
- Research Presentation at 2018 AAGT Conference
- Recent international research relating to Gestalt Therapy
- The 2019 Gestalt Research conference
- The 2017 Research edition of GJANZ
Current Research Projects
The Phenomenological Experience of Relationality in Gestalt Therapy
Dr Dominic Hosemans recently conducted a phenomenological investigation into the client’s experience of relationality within gestalt therapy, which has been written up and accepted after peer-review in Gestalt Review. He is now interested in conducting a similar investigation but from the perspective of the therapist.
If you are a gestalt therapist and interested in discussing your experience of relationality as a therapist, please get in touch with Dominic. Interviews will be conducted online at a mutually agreeable time, expected to take no more than 20 minutes. If this research sounds like something you would like to contribute to, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Presentation at 2018 AAGT Conference
Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale – AAGT 2018 – Poster paper on the development of a Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale by Madeleine Fogarty, Sunil Bhar & Stephen Theiler (Swinburne University)
Summary of recent research
Research Citations – A list of recent citations for various research projects focused on or related to Gestalt Therapy. For abstracts please contact Madeleine Fogarty on email@example.com
Research edition of GJANZ
Vol 13 No2 Editorial Extract: Excitement and Growth in Gestalt Therapy Research
This issue contains a the special section devoted to Research, co-ordinated by Madeleine Fogarty. … Our clinical practice is both phenomenological and systematic and we are constantly engaged with feedback and evaluation: “If we understand research as systematic curiosity, we can recognize ourselves as being very good at being curious about raising awareness and experimenting with new possibilities. What we need to develop further is the systematic part of research”. This is not a singular or pre-determined trajectory. …
There is not one right way to support research in GT. There are different perspectives and strategies that offer competing arguments. The dynamics between different approaches can foster dialogue and so the development itself. This is happening at Conferences around the world, in Paris at present and recently in Catania, Sicily, where 800 GT practitioners gathered for a conference on the relationships between the epistemology of clinical practice and research.
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