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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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ROCHA, Paula  e  FREITAS, Joanneliese de Lucas. The temporality of the gestaltic here-and-now: theoretical and practical implications. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp. 39-48. ISSN 1809-6867.

The here-and-now is a relevant and distinctive concept of Gestalt therapy. However, the word has different meanings in literature, which reveal a conceptual problem with consequences for clinical practice. This work aims to investigate how practioners in Gestalt therapy describe here-and-now. In other that, we interviewed three thinkers in Gestalt therapy and submitted the corpus to a phenomenological qualitative analysis. The interviews highlighted four main groups of meanings: Conceptual misunderstanding, Focus on here-and-now as a counterpoint to other temporal perspectives, Definition of the term and Place here and now assumes in the clinical practice. The results show that here and now differs from a pure present moment, covering a psychotherapeutic moment in which the subject is flowing in the existential temporal field. It means that even in practice the term exceeds technical, instrumental or methodological settings. Therefore, there is the requirement to reconnect it to philosophical phenomenology in order to understand here and now above past, present and future's evaluative connotations.

Palavras-chave : Here-and-now; Phenomenology; Gestalt-therapy; Temporality.

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