Do not be fooled by the petite size of Gianni Francesetti’s Fundamentals of Phenomenological Psychopathology: A Light Introduction, nor by its deceiving subtitle. Phenomenological Gestalt Psychopathology is a diminutive volume with Herculean implications. This tiny volume is characterized by a deeply philosophical explication of Phenomenological Gestalt Psychopathology (PGP) that Francesetti makes accessible through recursively juxtaposing intrinsic and extrinsic diagnoses processes. In 17 chapters, titled as questions, and fulfilled with in-depth answers, Francesetti takes us on an exploration: beginning with the minute (etymological definitions of core concepts in psychopathology, phenomenology, and Gestalt); and spiraling out beyond (through the idiosyncratic individual, therapeutic relationship[s], spectrum of disorders, and societal implications of/for psychopathology). This journey provides insight toward “understanding human suffering from a phenomenological and field approach creating radically relational reading for the ways in which suffering arises and manifests and the ways in which psychotherapy acts” (13). Francesetti creates the ground from...

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