Abstract

The development and theoretical foundation of the aesthetic and creative dimensions of Gestalt therapy are presented. Special consideration is given to the reflection of the theoretical and practical significance of art and creativity for the founders of Gestalt Therapy, in particular Laura Perls. Contributions from the “pioneers” in this field in the United States are discussed. A number of principles suited for a timely appreciation and practice of art and creative process in Gestalt therapy are suggested.

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