Definition of gestalt therapy in English:

gestalt therapy


mass noun
  • A psychotherapeutic approach developed by Fritz Perls (1893–1970). It focuses on insight into gestalts in patients and their relations to the world, and often uses role playing to aid the resolution of past conflicts.

    • ‘Since he died gestalt therapy has continued to develop, particularly in the area of one-to-one work not carried out in groups.’
    • ‘Compare different types of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and gestalt therapy for eating disorders’
    • ‘Overall, he radiates a refreshing passion toward family psychiatry and a deep admiration for gestalt therapy.’