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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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RODRIGUES, Priscila  and  NUNES, Arlene Leite. Playing: a gestalt view. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.2, pp.189-198. ISSN 1809-6867.

The current article has as objective understanding playing in the view of the Gestalt-therapy. Playing and the performance of the gestalt-therapist excites some interesting questions, in this way, the relevance of this research became in function of playing allied with Gestalt-therapy and its clinical functions. This work presents the results of a qualitative research with phenomenological character, approaching playing in the view of gestalt-therapists who work with children. Data analysis has gone through four stages according to the proposal of Amedeo Giorgi and more three of Antonio Coppe, which revealed the essence, structure and the sense configuration of the theme, from the apprehended elements of the experience of all the participants. Seven signification units have been identified that revealed the contribution of the Gestalt-therapy in playing, the diversity of possibilities of playing, its understanding and configuration as well as the skills, knowledge and difficulties to act in this area. Thus, could be rethink playing under the optics of the relation: to play and Gestalt-therapy and abilities to act in the infantile Gestalt-therapy. Beyond to contribute exercising an edifying of knowledge based on assumptions of the Gestalt-therapy.

Keywords : Playing; Gestalt-therapy; Phenomenology.

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