The Personnel and Guidance Journal

To Change, Be Yourself: An Illustration of Paradox in Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt psychotherapyResearchCase seriesEnglish
Journal Article - Paid access

Abstract

Gestalt therapy emphasizes contact with unwanted and disowned aspects of the self. The use of a therapeutic exercise based on paradoxical intent within the framework of Gestalt therapy is described, illustrating its effectiveness by one client's account of the exercise.

APA citation

Peterson, L., & Melcher, R. (1981). To Change, Be Yourself: An Illustration of Paradox in Gestalt Therapy. The Personnel And Guidance Journal, 60(2), 101-103. http://doi.org/10.1002/j.2164-4918.1981.tb00651.x