Which of the following is not considered one of the six methodological components of Gestalt therapy?

a. assessment

b. the here and now

c. the authentic encounter

d. process-oriented diagnosis

e. the paradoxical theory of change


When a person experiences an internal conflict (namely a conflict between top dog and underdog), which of the following techniques would be most appropriate?

Often Greta, who struggles to feel good about herself, comes to sessions with slouched posture. In order to help Greta gain a clearer understanding of the inner meaning of her slouched posture, a Gestalt therapist might:


A Gestalt technique that is most useful when a person attempts to deny an aspect of his or her personality (such as tenderness) is:


Mariah tells her therapist, a Gestaltist, that she dreamt she got married to a pit bull and felt uneasy about telling her parents that she married a dog. When her parents discovered their son-in-law was a pit bull, they disowned her and suddenly became dogs themselves. In response to this dream, Mariah’s therapist:


should assist her client in reliving the dream as though it was happening in the now and have her become each part of the dream.

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A contribution of this therapeutic approach is that:

a. it enables intense experiencing to occur quickly.

b. it can be a relatively brief therapy.

c. it stresses doing and experiencing, as opposed to talking about problems.

d. all of these.

e. none of these.


According to Gestalt theory, people use avoidance in order to:

a. keep themselves from facing unfinished business.

b. keep from feeling uncomfortable emotions.

c. keep from having to change.

d. all of these


According to Gestalt theory, all of the following are true about contact except:

a. contact is necessary for change and growth to occur.

b. one maintains a sense of individuality as a result of good contact.

c. withdrawal after a good contact experience indicates neurosis.

d. contact is made by seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and moving.

e. we often tend to resist contact with others.


In Gestalt therapy, the relationship between client and counselor is seen as: a. a joint venture.

b. an existential encounter.

c. an I/Thou interaction.

d. all of these

Which of the following is not true about Gestalt techniques?

a. “Exercises” are ready-made techniques.

b. “Experiments” grow out of the interaction between therapist and client.

c. Clients need to be prepared for their involvement in Gestalt techniques.

d. Experiments are always carried out during the therapy session, rather than outside it.

e. Techniques are used for the purpose of increasing the client"s awareness.


Which of the following is not true about Fritz Perls?

a. He developed Gestalt therapy.

b. During his childhood, he was a model student.

c. He was trained in psychoanalysis.

d. He gave workshops and seminars at the Esalen Institute.

e. He aroused various reactions in the people he met.


Which of the following aspects of a client’s use of language would a Gestalt therapist not focus on?

a. “it” talk

b. “you” talk

c. questions

d. language that denies power

e. semantics


Which of the following is not true about the Gestalt view of the role of confrontation in therapy?

a. It is not possible to be both confrontational and gentle with clients.

b. It is important to confront clients with the ways they are avoiding being fully alive.

c. Confrontation does not have to be aimed at negative traits.

d. Confrontation should be a genuine expression of caring.


Which of the following Gestalt techniques involves asking one person in a group to speak to each of the other group members?
Assists clients in reowning parts of their personality, balances internal polarities, allows clients to externalize and introject, helps to resolve unfinished business. (all of these) 

Which of the following is not one of Miriam Polster’s three stages in her integration sequence?

a. reunification

b. discovery

c. assimilation

d. accommodation


A teenage girl is angry with her parents and cuts on her arm. In Gestalt terms, she is most likely engaging in:

Because of his need to be liked, Jose makes careful efforts to get along with everyone and minimize interpersonal conflicts. Which boundary disturbance is Jose exhibiting?


Which of the following is not one of the Gestalt group leader’s roles?

a. designing experiments for group members

b. evoking group catharsis.

c. engaging in self-disclosure

d. facilitating contact in the group setting


Evoke catharsis without having he ability to work it through with their client; design faulty experiments; may use ready made techniques inappropriately; may damage the therapeutic relationship with the client. (all of these)

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35. Which of the statements below regarding emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is not true?

a. EFT methodology is similar to Gestalt therapy but emphasizes empirically supported treatments.

b. EFT was developed by Fritz Perls’ wife, Laura.

c. EFT blends the relational aspects of the person-centered approach with the active phenomenological awareness experiments of Gestalt therapy.

d. EFT entails the practice of therapy being informed by understanding the role of emotion in psychotherapeutic change.

e. All are true.

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a. EFT was developed by Fritz Perls’ wife, Laura.


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