What is Gestalt Therapy? - Definition and Overview - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following is not one of the 5 layers of the counseling process in Gestalt therapy?

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1. The idea that we change when we become aware of what we are as opposed to trying to become what we are not is called ___ in Gestalt therapy.

2. Which of the following is true of Gestalt therapy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Gestalt in the context of counseling. It will test your understanding of terms and stages of this particular therapeutic process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to check your knowledge of:

  • Five layers of the Gestalt counseling process
  • Ideas and Characteristics of Gestalt therapy
  • Important and unimportant issues to problem resolution
  • Best candidates for Gestalt therapy

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of Gestalt
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding characteristics and different layers of this type of therapy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who can use Gestalt therapy and what is important in order for changes to come about.

Additional Learning

Learn more about Gestalt therapy, its process and theory, by reading through the accompanying lesson titled What is Gestalt? - Definition and Overview. The lesson covers:

  • Basic meaning of the German word Gestalt
  • Example of a patient undergoing therapy and her various stages
  • How a patient and his environment is viewed by the therapist
  • Pros and cons of Gestalt therapy