Definitions of Gestalt therapy are examined and the impact of numerous multiple definitions is discussed. A description and review of an appreciative interview that occurred at the Second International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy in the spring of 1997 are presented. The results obtained through this process are presented and are discussed in terms of their defining value for Gestalt therapy. A methodological definition grounded in the appreciative interview process is presented.

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