WHAT IS THE HUMAN NATURE IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Perls
suggested that the individual seeks to avoid responsibility and were basically
manipulative. Therefore, therapy was needed to thwart a client’s escape from
responsibility, by confronting them and steering them back towards
self-reliance. Clients need to become independent and fend for themselves of
their own accord. The modern Gestalt approach, however, focuses more on the
interaction between the client and therapist and sees the individual’s
relationship with the environment as being more interdependent than
independent.

The
Gestalt view of human nature is derived from field theory, existentialism and
phenomenology. That is, knowledge is
derived from that which is experienced.
Therapy therefore focuses on immediate experience and is concerned with
awareness rather than analysis. The
field is the environment and contains both the internal and external
worlds. The interaction between the
external and internal worlds is monitored. Parts of the internal world (self)
that have been disowned are reintegrated with the…

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