Externalizing the problem is the central therapeutic technique to help clients begin to define their problems as separate entities. Questioning is used to help the client begin to view their problems as separate from themselves. This technique applies an externalized metaphor of the problem, where the problem is perceived as the third person, with evil intention to the client, it is given a name e. Gestalt therapy helps clients focus on the here-and-now experience and helps them recognize their awareness by using different techniques during therapy. The reason why I decided to focus on this theoretical orientation was because in contrast to other therapies, the client is deeply involved in the therapy; coming up with their conclusions and discovering their self-awareness in the process, which helps them recognize their self, instead of continuing to focus on their ideal self. With the client being aware of their emotion, thoughts, and their environment, they will be able have insight on what they can do to resolve their current problems and have a holistic view of life.
History of psychology
Critique of Psychoanalysis
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. It teaches therapists and patients the phenomenological method of awareness, in which perceiving, feeling, and acting are distinguished from interpreting and reshuffling pre-existing attitudes. Explanations and interpretations are considered less reliable than what is directly perceived and felt. Patients and therapists in Gestalt therapy dialogue, that is, communicate their phenomenological perspectives. Differences in perspectives become the focus of experimentation and continued dialogue.
Learn more about how these techniques work in this lesson. When the topic of their job comes up, you notice specific body language associated with the topic. You also notice that the client changes the topic quickly and avoids discussing his job more deeply. As a Gestalt therapist, you recognize that these actions will be important in therapy sessions.