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Gestalt Review, launched in 1997, provides a forum for theory
and practice exchanges throughout the world. The international editorial board concentrates on the Gestalt approach at all system levels ranging from the individual, couples, families and groups, to organizations and the community at large. The journal also publishes original papers dealing with politics, philosophy, gender, and culture. Gestalt Review is peer-reviewed and published three times a year.

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Volume 18, Number 1

Editorial. Clarion Call: Research and Gestalt Therapy

  Susan L. Fischer, PhD

C’mon Now, Let’s Get Serious About Research

  Philip Brownell, MDiv, PsyD
Commentary I.

Gestalt Therapy, Research, and Phenomenology

  Mark McConville, PhD
Commentary II.
Can We Get Back to Being Serious about the Processes of Experience, Awareness, and the Action of Gestalt Formation Resolution?
  Todd Burley, PhD, ABPP
Commentary III.

Cultivating a Community of Practitioner/ Researchers


Leanne O’Shea, DPsych, MSc

Response   Philip Brownell, MDiv, PsyD
A Pragmatic Perspective on the Gestalt Therapeutic Experience   Vincent Beja, MS

Bringing Citizen Voices to the Table: A Guide for Public Managers (Carolyn Lukensmeyer)

  Tom Gross, EdD
On the Occasion of the Other (Jean-Marie Robine)  

Sylvia Fleming Crocker, PhD


Flying Fish, Elephants, and Gestalt Theory  

Kevin Carley, CFA,
GISC Certified Coach


Lincoln: The Film from a Gestalt Perspective


  Bud Feder, PhD
In memoriam, Christine L. Mullen, MA  

Stephanie (Penny) Backman, MSSA


In memoriam, Taylor Stoehr, PhD


  Gordon Wheeler, PhD

Volume 18, Number 2

Editorial. The Moving Field of Gestalt: From the Clinician to the Coach


Susan L. Fischer, PhD

Mary Anne Walk, MA, MBA, MS, MCC


Dialogical Exposure in a Gestalt-Based Treatment
for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder


Willi Butollo, PhD, Regina Karl, PhD, Julia König, PhD, & Maria Hagl, PhD


Gestalt Parent Coaching©: A New Model for Intervening In Family Systems

  Harvey Melnick, MS, GCC, PCC
Reflections on Coaching

Coaching and Therapy: Finding Common Ground in Gestalt Practice

  Nancy Rutkowski, PhD, LSCW, ACSW, GCC, PCC

The Coaching of Age in the Age of Coaching:
What Matters When You Don’t Have All the Time in the World?

  Patricia Perry, PsyD, GCC, ACC

The Cycle of Creativity: Gestalt Coaching and the Creative Process


  Laurie Fitzpatrick, CPC, GCC, ACC

Sparking Creative Confidence and Action: A Coach’s (Gestalt) Journey


  Lisa Hirsh, MEd, CAS, GCC

Linking (Gestalt) Coaching with Philanthropy: “Where Philanthropy IS More than Money”


  Penny Harris, CFRE, GCC, ACC
The Now for Next in Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy Recounted in Postmodern Society
(Margherita Spanguolo Lobb)
  Susan Roos, PhD, LCSW

Volume 18, Number 3

Editorial. Creating Dynamic Traditions: Gender (Fluidity), Awareness, and Change Around the World

  Susan L. Fischer, PhD

Contacting Gender

  Rae Johnson, PhD

Commentary I. Contacting Gender

  Leanne O’Shea, DPsych, MSc

Commentary II. Beards and Bows: Gender in Contact

  Sarah Fallon, SRAsT(D), Dip GPTI
Response to O’Shea & Fallon  

Rae Johnson, PhD


Gestalt Approaches to Gender Identity Issues: A Case Study of a Transgender Therapy Group in Oslo


  Vikram Kolmannskog, Dr philos
The Awareness Paradigm: A Story of Leadership Success (Nancy Hardaway)

  Jon Frew, PhD
Changing Is Standing Still (Frans Meulmeester)

Nancy Hardaway, EdD


Gestalt Therapy Around the World (Eleanor O’Leary, Ed.)


(1) by Peter Cole, LCSW—From One Root: Many Branches
(2) by Andreas Weichselbraun, MD & Beatrix Wimmer, MA


From Planned Psychotherapy to Gestalt Therapy:
Essays and Lectures—1945-1965
(Frederick Salomon Perls, MD)

Billy Desmond, Msc, Dip, MBA—Wisdom Beyond its Years: A Book for Our Times



Editor: Susan L. Fischer, PhD
Founding Editor: Joseph Melnick, PhD

Associate Editors:

Editorial Advisory Board:

Nancy Amendt-Lyon, PhD, Austria
Jack Aylward, EdD, US
Peter Cole, LCSW, US
Sylvia Fleming Crocker, PhD, US
Billy Desmond, MSc, MBA, UK
Sarah Fallon, SRAsT(D), Dip GPTI, UK
Bud Feder, PhD, US
Iris Fodor, PhD, US
Gianna Francesetti, MD, Italy
Ruella Frank, PhD, US
Sean Gaffney, PhD, Ireland/Sweden
Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Canada
Gaie Houston, MA, England
Francisco Huneeus, MD, Chile
Lynne Jacobs, PhD, US
Isabelle Le Peuch, PhD, France
Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph, MA, Israel
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, PhD, Italy
Jochen Lohmeier, PhD, South Africa
Mark McConville, PhD, US
Peter Mortola, PhD, US
Violet Oaklander, PhD,US
Eleanor O'Leary, PhD, Ireland
Brian O'Neill, BA, MAPS, Australia
Malcolm Parlett, PhD, England
Erving Polster, PhD, US
Robert Resnick, PhD, US
Jan Roubal, MD, Czech Republic
Frank Rubenfeld, PhD, US
Stuart N. Simon, LICSW, US
Herb Stevenson, MA, USA
Sarah Toman, PhD, US
Daan Van Baalen, MD, Norway
Carmen Vazquez Bandin, PhD, Spain
Gordon Wheeler, PhD, US
Ansel Woldt, EdD, US
Georges Wollants, LicPs PedSc, Belgium

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