In this 30-minute interview, Australia Counselling member and Sydney psychologist Michael Reed PhD speaks about relational psychotherapy and how the Gestalt approach is embedded within a relational approach.
In this interview, Dr Michael Reed also discusses:
- a definition of relational psychotherapy
- why relational psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic approach
- the Gestalt perspective on relational therapy
- the ingredients of effective relational psychotherapy
- common concerns therapists have about working in a relational way
- a case study that captures the efficacy of working relationally
- resources for therapists that want to explore this approach further
About the presenter:
Dr Michael Reed is the Principal Psychologist at ‘Reed Consultancy Services’. Michael has been practising as a clinical social worker, consultant psychologist and psychotherapist for over 35 years.
Michael was the foundation President of GANZ (Gestalt Australia & New Zealand), the peak body representing Gestalt Practitioners in this region of the world (1998-2000), and the Chair of the Association’s Ethics Committee (1998-2006). He was awarded the honour of ‘Fellow of GANZ’ in 2006.
Michael runs a private psychology / psychotherapy practice in Crows Nest, Sydney where he offers specialized psychological and psychotherapy services to adults, adolescents, couples and families as well as professional supervision, workshops and seminars. Visit his psychotherapy website for more information.
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