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Gestalt Review

Gestalt Review, launched in 1997, provides a forum for theory and practice exchanges throughout the world. The international editorial board concentrates on the Gestalt approach at all system levels ranging from the individual, couples, families and groups, to organizations and the community at large. The journal also publishes original papers dealing with politics, philosophy, gender, and culture. Gestalt Review is peer-reviewed and published three times a year.

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Forthcoming Articles


Advances in Gestalt: Coaching, Consulting, & Organizational Development

Guest Coordinator: Herb Stevenson, MA


An Improviser’s Journey into Gestalt

Rick Maurer, MA

Leadership Encounters for Contextual Contact:

Gestalt Approach for 21st Century Leadership

Greer Jordan, PhD

The Team Coaching Operating System: Bridging Gestalt Principles

& Evidence-Based Team Coaching in Organizations

Laura Hauser, PhD


Integrating Gestalt with the 9 Learning Styles

Kay Peterson, PhD, & David Kolb, PhD

Holism, Field Theory, Systems Thinking, and Gestalt Consulting:

(Part 1, Theoretical Integration;Part 2, Application)

Herb Stevenson, MA


Nourishing Notions or Poisonous Propositions?

Can the “New Phenomenology” Inspire Gestalt Therapy?
Lothar Gutjahr, PhD; Comentary: Kathleen Höll, MA




Forthcoming Book Reviews (not in order of appearance)



Contact and Context: New Directions in Gestalt Coaching (Ty Francis & Malcolm Parlett, Eds.) by E. Rachel Hochman, MS, BCC, PCC


Women in Gestalt Therapy (Adriena Feckova & Beatrix Wimmer, Eds.)

by Joseph Melnick, PhD


Coping with Grief and Loss: A Harvard Medical School Special Report, 2017.
by Susan Roos, PhD, LCSW





Instructions for Contributors

Launched in 1997, Gestalt Review 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. The Review and Reflections pages typically contain book reviews and personal reflections. The journal is peer reviewed and published three times a year.

Gestalt Review is committed to working with authors in a productive and collaborative manner.

Original manuscripts should be prepared according to Gestalt International Study Center stipulations and APA style (see below); generally they should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages or approximately 7500 words (12 pt. Times New Roman font), including References. A double-spaced Abstract of approximately 100 words should appear on a separate page, along with a 2-3 sentence Biography that includes your most advanced academic degree/ professional title.)

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.

All submitted manuscripts will be initially screened for appropriateness of subject matter. Following such screening, manuscripts will be mask reviewed, with each submission sent to a minimum of two referees. The review process may take up to six months. In order to assure anonymity, each copy of a manuscript should include a separate title page with the author’s name, mailing address, and affiliations, and these should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript. Authors should make reasonable efforts to mask their identity throughout the entire manuscript.

After a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author is asked to provide an electronic copy of the final version, to be sent to the editor of Gestalt Review at The author is responsible for retaining an electronic copy of the manuscript in the event of loss.


Follow the stylistic guidelines of the 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001) as well as the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (APA, 2007).

Text references follow the author, date system (Smith, 1978) and are cited within the text, not as footnotes or endnotes.

Multiple text references are listed chronologically, not alphabetically. Multiple works published in the same year must be differentiated by a, b, c, etc. added to the publishing date. Every text citation must have its corresponding reference listing (on a separate page at the end of the article); the reference list should contain publication information only about sources cited in the text.

Quotations must be followed by their source page numbers in parentheses: (p. 120); a quotation only of more than 40 words is typeset as an extract and should be typed as an indented block, double spaced, followed by source page number(s) in parentheses: (pp. 10-12). A detailed style sheet for final preparation of reference lists, etc. is available upon request and will be sent to authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication.

Manuscripts that do not conform to both APA style and Gestalt International Study Center preparation requirements will be returned but may be resubmitted.


Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright holders to reprint or adapt tables or figures or to reprint substantial passages from previously published works. Authors should write to the original publisher to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages to use the material being reprinted.


Authorization to photocopy articles for internal or personal use, or the internal use of specific clients, is granted to users registered with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) Transactional Reporting Service, provided that the fee of $4.50 per copy is paid directly to CCC, 27 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970. The fee code for Gestalt Review is: 1084-8657/02/$4.50.

To request permission to copy for general distribution, advertising or promotional purposes, creation of new collective works, or resale, please write to the Gestalt International Study Center, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663 USA.



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
Sarah Fallon, SRAsT(D), Dip GPTI, UK
Bud Feder, PhD, US
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
Georges Wollants, LicPs PedSc, Belgium


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