ed by robag88 on Jun 7, 2011
Fritz Perls demonstrates Gestalt Therapy with his patient Gloria. I was shown this on an intermediate counselling course about twelve years ago and was amused that the group and its tutor were unable to learn from Fritz because of their devotion to political correctness. Fritz's smoking and direct challenging of Gloria's self defeating belief systems were viewed in the group as evidence that he didn't know what he was doing. They preferred the approach of Carl Rogers because he was polite and inoffensive even though Gloria told Rogers that he wasn't helping her despite being a very likeable man. She ended the Rogers session with a frown, but despite all the confrontation with Perls she ends with a smile. This vid has good rewatch value. Perls' language patterns, roleplays and bouts of uncompromising honesty are worthy of study.