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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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ALMEIDA, Josiane Maria Tiago de. Reflections about the clinical practice in Gestalt-therapy: possibilities for access to client experience. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.2, pp.217-221. ISSN 1809-6867.

This article intends to think about difficulties and possible ways to Gestalt Therapy’s practical clinic, searching for a phenomenological and dialogical approach to client’s experience. Analogically considering the image of a house, studies the clinical situation as an opportunity for the psychotherapist to access the client’s subjective world and find ways of touching the client through his symptoms, experiences and beliefs, linking all of them to a process of explanation and understanding of its meanings. Finally, wonders about language’s function to reframe experiences and feelings dealt during psychotherapy, emphasizing the need of thinking on the whole person, considering his integrality.

Keywords : Gestalt-therapy; Clinical practice; Phenomenology; Dialogical approach.

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