About this Episode:

A conversation with Gestalt therapist and trainer Jon Frew on the origins of Gestalt Therapy, shedding the image of Fritz Perls and empty chair work, and how Gestalt’s focus on health as opposed to pathology makes it uniquely suitable for the counseling profession.

About Jon Frew:

Jon FrewJon Frew, PhD recently left his academic position as a Professor at the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University. During his tenure at Pacific, he taught a class on Gestalt Therapy every year, supervised students at the Pacific Clinic and mentored many research projects related to Gestalt Therapy. Jon is a co-director of Gestalt Therapy Training Center Northwest in Portland, Oregon and is currently leading two training groups: one for advanced students and one for beginners. He has been involved with the training of Gestalt therapists in the U.S. and internationally for 35 years. Recent publications include a textbook titled Contemporary Psychotherapies for a Diverse World (2008, 2013 ) and an article, Gestalt Therapy: Creatively Adjusting in an Increasingly Diverse World (2016). Last but not least, Jon is an Associate Editor for the Gestalt Review.

You can email Jon at jfrew@pacificu.edu.

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The APA Citation for this Episode:

Shook M. (Producer). (2018, February 7). Beyond The Empty Chair: Exploring the Complexity of Gestalt Therapy with Jon Frew [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-kF.

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