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Gestalt Therapy; A Practitioner’s Approach | Puja Dedhia | MHT Conversation

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Gestalt Therapy is a popular approach to psychotherapy which is client-centred in its orientation. Developed by a world-renowned psychotherapist, Fritz Perls, this therapy is heavily based on the principle that humans are best understood when viewed as a whole entity, complete body, mind and soul. This therapy aims to alter client’s perceptions towards self, life and teaches them to not be reliant on their past experiences but to bring back the past into the present and eventually, look at the same from a different light that is less critical in nature.

About Ms. Puja Dedhia

Puja Dedhia

Ms. Puja Dedhia is a Clinical Psychologist who is also a co-founder of ListenWorks, a counselling firm based out of Mumbai. She has completed her experiential training in Gestalt Therapy from PsychPhoenix, Mumbai. She specializes in diagnosing and providing interventions for disorders such as ADHD/ADD, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Phobias and Stress. She also works with academic concerns, anger issues, child and/or adolescent issues, feelings of emptiness and worthlessness, fear, oppositional and defiant behaviour in children and teen. In this MHT Conversation, she shares her insights on Gestalt Therapy as a therapeutic approach.

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In this MHT Conversation, Ms. Puja Dedhia shares her insights on Gestalt Therapy. We discuss on the origin of Gestalt Therapy and it’s evolution as a therapeutic technique. Founded by Fritz Perls, Gestalt Therapy has a wide application and research has shown that this therapy is effective for people with personality disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, and somatoform disorders. Ms. Puja Dedhia brushes upon various theoretical concepts of Gestalt therapy and also shows us some counselling techniques that she uses with her regular clients.

As a resource for getting an in-depth theoretical knowledge, Ms. Puja Dedhia recommends “Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Systems, Strategies, and Skills” by Linda Seligman and Lourie Reinchenbrerg. This book can be helpful for all future and existing psychologists. To know more about this book, click here.

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