A healthy contact experience involves
interacting with others while maintaining a sense of self, creativity, and maintaining balance between the figure and the ground.
According to the Gestalt view, blocked energy is
both a defensive behavior and a form of resistance to contact.
Which of the following is not considered one of the six methodological components of Gestalt therapy?
A critical difference between early Gestalt therapy and relational Gestalt therapy is
the approach to confrontation.
In Gestalt theory, the experiment is considered
a theoretical proposition crafted to fit the client's unique needs.
When a person experiences an internal conflict (namely a condlict between top dog and underdog), which of the following techniques would be most appropriate?
the internal dialogue exercise.
Gestalt-therapy techniques are designated to help the client
both expand awareness of the here and now and intensify feelings and experiences.
A gestalt technique that is most useful when a person attempts to deny an aspect of his or her personality such as tenderness is
the reversal exercise.
The Gestalt approach to dreams
both asks the client to become all parts of his or her own dream and has the client actively interpret the meaning of the drean himself or herself.
The paradoxical theory of behavior change suggests
we change through becoming aware of who we currently are.
From a multicultural perspective, a limitation of Gestalt therapy is that
both it tends to produce high levels of intense feelings and it is highly focused on direct expression of feelings.
A contribution of this therapeutic approach is that
it enables intense experiencing to occur quickly, it can be a relatively brief therapy, and it stresses doing and experiencing, as oposed to talking about problems.
According to Gestalt theory, people use avoidance in order to
keep themselves from facing unfinished business, keep from feeling uncomfortable emotions and keep from having to change.
According to Gestalt therapy, all of the following are true about contact except
withdrawal after a good contact experience indicates neurosis.
In Gestalt, the relationship between client and counselor is seen as
a joint venture, an existential encounter, and an I/Thou interaction.
Which of the following is not true about Gestalt techniques
Experiments are always carried out during the therapy session, rather than outside it.
Gestalt therapists say that clients resist contact by means of
retroflection, projection, and introjection.
Which of the following aspects of a client's use of language would a Gestalt therapist no focus on?
Which of the following is not true about the Gestalt view of the role of controntation in therapy?
It is not possible to be both confrontive and gentle with clients.
Which of the following Gestalt techniques involves asking one person in a group to speak to each of the other group members?
making the rounds.
The empty chair technique
assists clients in reowning part of their personality, balances internal polarities, allows clients to externalize an introject and helps to resolve unfinished business.
Which of the following is not one of Miriam Polster's three stagees in her integration sequence
A teenage girl is angry with her parents and cuts on her arm. In Gestalt terms, she is most likely engaging in
Because of his need to be liked, Jake makes careful efforts to get along with everyone and minimize interpersonal conflicts. Which boundry disturbance is Jose exhibiting?
Without proper training, Gestalt therapists may
evoke carthasis without having the ability to work it through with their client, design faulty experiments, may use ready made techniques inapporperately, and may damage the therapeutic relationship with the client.
Contemporary Gestalt therapists view client resistance as
an element of therapy that needs to be respected.
The Gestalt therapist typically uses diagnosis and interpretation as a basic part of the therapeutic process.
Gestalt therpay makes use of a wide variety of techniques that are designed to increase the client's awareness of his or her persent experiencing.
According to Perls, awareness of and by itself is not sufficient to lead to change; clients must also put their experiences into some type of cognitive framework if changes is to happen.
The Gestalt approach to dream work consists of the therapist intrpreting the meaning of the symbpls in the dream.
Gestalt therapy is designed for individual counseling, and it typically does not work well in groups.
One of the contributions of Gestalt therapy is the vast empirical research that has been done to validate the specific techniques used.
The goal of Gestalt therapy is to solve basic problems, to resolve one's polarities, and to help the individual to adjust to his or her environment.
Gestaltists typically ask why questions in the attempt to get clients to think about the source of their problems.
Part of success in using Gestalt techniques is contingent upon preparing clients for these techniques.
In Gestalt therapy, a client's resistance is welcomed and used to deepen their therapeutic work.
Gestalt experiments are ready-made techniques that are often used to evoke the expression of certian emotions.
A current trend i Gestalt therapy is toward greateer emphasis on the client/therapist relationship rather than on techmiques.
Since Gestalt therapy focuses on the here-and-now, the past is not explored or given emphasis in this approach.
Although Perls used a highly controntational approach in dealing with client avoidance and resistance, the confrontational model is not representative of contemporary Gestalt therapy.