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Gestalt Review

Launched in 1997, Gestalt Review is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for exchanges in theory and practice throughout the world. It concentrates on the Gestalt approach at all system levels, ranging from the individual, through couples, families, and groups, to organizations, educational settings, and the community-at-large. The journal also publishes original articles dealing with politics, philosophy, gender, and culture.


Gestalt Review - Current Issue - Vol. 18 - 2014
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Forthcoming Articles

From Sentience to Sapience: The Awareness- Consciousness Continuum and the Lifeworld

Dan Bloom, JD, LCSW


"Getting It" and Transforming the Self: Werner Erhard as Unlikely Heir to Fritz Perlrs

Michael Fisher, PhD

Collaborative Inquiry as Research: An Exploration of Embodied Gestalt Group Supervision

Billy Desmond, MSc, MBA

Play Becomes Real for Adults: Measuring Effectiveness of Expressive Arts Media Using the Oaklander Approach

Peter Mortola, PhD



Forthcoming Clusters



Gestalt Therapy and the Other

Cluster Coordinator: Dan Bloom, JD LCSW (Introduction)


Gestalt Groups in the Foreground (dedicated to the Memory of Bud Feder, PhD [1930-2018])



Forthcoming Book Reviews (not in order of appearance)



New Directions in Gestalt Group Therapy: Relational Ground, Authentic Self, with an introduction by Erving Polster (Peter H. Cole and Daisy Reese)

by Charles Bowman, MS, LCSW; and John Frew, PhD


Intimacy: Transformation through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology (Stella Resnick)

by Billy Desmond, MSc, MBA


The Evolution of the Cape Cod Model: Gestalt Conversations, Theory, and Practice (Joseph Melnick and Sonia March Nevis)

by E. Rachel Hochman, MS


Gestalt Psychotherapy and Coaching for Relationships (Philip Brownell)

by by E. Rachel Hochman, MS, and Ellen Terie, MS


Relational Organizational Gestalt: An Emergent Approach to Organizational Development (Marie-Anne Chidiac)

by Jamie Morin, PhD


Buddhist Psychology and Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Psychotherapy for the Twenty-first Century (Eva Gold and Stephen Zahm)

by Susan Roos, PhD, LCSW





Submission Guidelines

Gestalt Review is committed to working with authors in a productive and collaborative manner. Original manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest Chicago Manual of Style (author-date format) (PLEASE INCLUDE FIRST NAMES OF AUTHORS) (Consult issues of the journal, beginning with volume 22, number 1, 2018, for examples of author-date formatting within the text, and proper style for endnotes and references.) Generally, manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words including notes and references. All submissions should include the following: an ABSTRACT of approximately 100-150 words; four to five KEYWORDS; E-MAIL address; and a three to four sentence BIOGRAPHY with the author's most advanced academic degree/professional title; please spell out acronyms. An electronic version of the manuscript should be sent to the editor of Gestalt Review at Manuscripts must not have been published, nor submitted for publication, elsewhere. Please consult regarding English translations of manuscripts published elsewhere in a language other than English.


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The journal is registered under its ISSN (1084-8657 [E-ISSN 1945-4023]) with the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Dr., Daners, MA 01923 ( For information about reprints or multiple copying for classroom use, contact the CCC's Academic Permissions Service, or write to the Penn State University Press, 820 N. University Dr., USB 1, Suite C, University Park, PA 16802.




Editor: Susan L. Fischer, PhD
Founding Editor: Joseph Melnick, PhD

Associate Editors:

Editorial Advisory Board:

Jack Aylward, EdD, US
Peter Cole, LCSW, US
Sylvia Fleming Crocker, PhD, US
Billy Desmond, MSc, MBA, UK, Ireland
Sarah Fallon, SRAsT(D), Dip GPTI, UK
Iris Fodor, PhD, US
Gianna Francesetti, MD, Italy
Ruella Frank, PhD, US
Sean Gaffney, PhD, Ireland/Sweden
Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Canada
Gaie Houston, MA, England
Francisco Huneeus, MD, Chile
Lynne Jacobs, PhD, US
Isabelle Le Peuch, PhD, France
Talia Levine Bar-Yoseph, MA, Israel
Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, PhD, Italy
Jochen Lohmeier, PhD, South Africa
Mark McConville, PhD, US
Peter Mortola, PhD, US
Violet Oaklander, PhD,US
Eleanor O'Leary, PhD, Ireland
Brian O'Neill, BA, MAPS, Australia
Malcolm Parlett, PhD, England
Susan E. Partridge PhD, US
Erving Polster, PhD, US
Robert Resnick, PhD, US
Jan Roubal, MD, Czech Republic
Frank Rubenfeld, PhD, US
Stuart N. Simon, LICSW, US
Herb Stevenson, MA, USA
Sarah Toman, PhD, US
Daan Van Baalen, MD, Norway
Carmen Vazquez Bandin, PhD, Spain
Gordon Wheeler, PhD, US
Ansel Woldt, EdD, US


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