A Relational, Systemic and Ecological Approach
The book provides a robust examination of the historical roots and theoretical underpinnings of the approach, alongside insights from contemporary neuroscience. The authors also offer a clear framework for carrying out integrative work, weaving together relational, systemic and ecological threads. Case studies highlight the practical applications of the method, and chapters on practice, ethics, supervision, and training provide a springboard for psychotherapy and counselling professionals and students to take forward the lessons offered and implement them in practice.
Hawkins and Ryde have done the impossible. They have written an accessible book for students, teachers and practitioners that inspires contemplation and openness, while at the same time off concrete suggestions without reducing the complexity of their approach.”
Lynne Jacobs, D., co-founder, Pacifi Gestalt Institute, and training & supervising analyst of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
“In the history of psychotherapy publishing, I cannot think of anything comparable in the extent of its reach, or its understanding of the potential for psychotherapy today. An exciting account of how psychotherapy as a whole has developed, expanded, and become a creative hub of ideas, insights, and practices.”
MalcomParlett, International Gestalt Trainer, Coach, and Consultant
“No one can read this book without learning something, especially how to work and think relationally. Besides, written so well, it is a pleasure to read!”
Donna Orange, Ph.D., Psy.D.