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ge·stalt

or Ge·stalt (gə-shtält′, -shtôlt′, -stält′, -stôlt′)
n. pl. ge·stalts or ge·stalt·en (-shtält′n, -shtôlt′n, -stält′n, -stôlt′n) or Ge·stalts or Ge·stalt·en
A physical, biological, psychological, or symbolic configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that its properties cannot be derived from a simple summation of its parts.

[German, shape, from Middle High German, from past participle of stellen, to place, from Old High German; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Gestalt

(ɡəˈʃtælt)
n, pl -stalts or -stalten (-ˈʃtæltən)
(Psychology) (sometimes not capital) a perceptual pattern or structure possessing qualities as a whole that cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
[C20: German: form, from Old High German stellen to shape]
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ge•stalt

(gəˈʃtɑlt, -ˈʃtɔlt, -ˈstɑlt, -ˈstɔlt)

n., pl. -stalts, -stal•ten (-ˈʃtɑl tn, -ˈʃtɔl-, -ˈstɑl-, -ˈstɔl-)
Psychol. (sometimes cap.)
a form or configuration having properties that cannot be derived by the summation of its component parts.
[1920–25; < German: figure, form]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gestalt - a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
pattern, form, shape - a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
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Translations

gestalt

[gəˈʃtɑːlt]
A. Ngestalt m
B. CPD gestalt psychology Npsicología f gestalt
gestalt therapy Nterapéutica f gestáltica
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gestalt

[gəˈʃtælt] ngestalt f
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gestalt

[gəˈʃtɑːlt] ngestalt f inv
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ge·stalt

, gestalt phenomenon
n. gestalt, teoría que mantiene que la conducta responde a la percepción íntegra de una situación y no es posible analizarla atendiendo sólo a las partes componentes de la misma.
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This textbook outlines the theory and practice of integrative counseling, covering basic concepts and techniques from contemporary theories like psychoanalytic therapy, Adlerian therapy, existential therapy, person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy, psychodrama, reality therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, feminist therapy, and family systems therapy.
Discussed approaches include Freudian psychoanalysis, Adlerian individual psychological approach, Rogerian client-centered therapy, Ellis' rational emotive therapy (RET) of refuting irrational beliefs, Perls' Gestalt therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
TBTR may be conducted using the empty chair format, an experiential approach derived from Gestalt Therapy, in which the patient moves to different chairs to role-play different characters, or in the static format, in which the patient remains in the same chair during the session.
Although mindfulness has existed for centuries, it was not used as a stand-alone practice until 1969 when Psychologist, Fritz Perls, used it in an attempt to unify the mind, body, and spirit with Gestalt Therapy (Bayles, 2014).
Gestalt therapy. Association is a concept central to Gestalt therapy (GT) and field theory.
Although multiple methodologies (gestalt therapy, neurolinguistic programming, encounter groups and group therapy, psychodrama and more) are discussed, the role and value of hypnosis receives especial focus.
In 1969, in my third year of teaching, Fritz Perls, the noted Germanborn psychiatrist coined the term 'Gestalt Therapy' and published the 'Gestalt Prayer'.
Applied existential psychotherapy, written by Betty Cannon, introduces this author's perspective on existential psychotherapy, which has a strong influence from the ideas of Jean-Paul Sartre as well as the work with bodily experience, contemporary psychoanalysis and techniques commonly associated with Gestalt Therapy and corporal therapies.
We use meditation, we use gestalt therapy, we use imagery, drawing, music, movement" -- tools that "bypass the intellect" to arrive at something else: "What I call the higher self, that all-knowing that is connected to the Divine, for me".
This edition demonstrates that in spite of increased professional regulation, Gestalt therapy still remains close to the impulse to question consensus realities.