Gestalt therapy

An older psychotherapeutic concept that stresses understanding mental processes as holistic entities (gestalts) rather than discrete steps. Gestalt therapy often uses group therapy techniques to help patients gain this type of insight. See also group therapy.

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Gestalt therapy n psychotherapy that focuses on gaining self-awareness of emotions, perceptions, and behaviors in the immediate present and on using this awareness to better recognize and satisfy current needs

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