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gestalt therapy

 

Definition: a type of psychotherapy, used with individual people or groups, that emphasizes treatment of the person as a whole: the person's biologic component parts and their organic functioning, perceptual configuration, and interrelationships with the external world; it focuses on the sensory awareness of the person's immediate experiences rather than on past recollections or future expectations, employing role-playing and other techniques to promote the person's growth and develop full potential.

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