This deeply compassionate book explores the relationship between therapist and patient and explains the method of Gestalt therapy. The author, Joseph Zinker is an active practioner and argues that therapy can be a creative process, in which patient and therapist invent and improvise strategies to change behavior.
Joseph Zinker Ph.D. is a master therapist and the co-founder of the Gestalt Institute. He trained with Fritz Perls in the 1960’s and has been influential in the growth and development of Gestalt Theory and Methodology for over three decades. He is the author of: Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy, In Search of Good Form, and Motivation and the Crisis of Dying.
He has published numerous articles in various psychology journals. He was educated at the New York University and Western Reserve University, from which he attained Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in psychology. He has served on the editorial board of a number of journals including: ‘Voices’, ‘The Gestalt Journal’, ‘Gestalt Review’ and ‘The Journal of Couple Therapy’.