Date of Award
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
This article examines the influence of internet communication on the Gestalt community from the standpoint of the field. Drawing on current internet sources, field theorists, and Gestalt therapists, the work describes the internet. explaining key field dynamics, and it concludes that the global community of Gestalt therapy is undergoing rapid change due to internet influence. That community is being enriched; it is becoming more aware of itself, and consequently its individual members are experiencing a professional camaraderie made more complex and more richly connected. At the same time, because of this increasing connectedness, it is also condensing. lnternet communication is facilitating a realignment of issues and spokespersons and a new interface between the Gestalt community and the wider field of psychotherapy.
Brownell, Philip, "Condensing the Field: Internet Communication and Gestalt Community" (1998). Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). 365.