Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling


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Gestalt theory:

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1. Which of these is not a problem with contact with the world?

2. If someone hates the qualities in others that are present in herself, she is displaying:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of the Gestalt theory of psychology and how Gestalt therapy works. The quiz questions will ask you about the problems with contact in Gestalt theory and the major goal of Gestalt therapy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will test you on the following:

  • The definition of Gestalt theory
  • The main goal of Gestalt therapy
  • Projection
  • Retroflection

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections- use understanding of the problems with contact with the world to identify examples of them
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define Gestalt theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goals of Gestalt therapy

Additional Learning

Explore more information on this field of psychology through the lesson entitled Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling. In this lesson, you will gain the information you need to meet these objectives:

  • Define and explain Gestalt theory
  • Name the five forms of resistance to contact
  • Learn how Gestalt therapy works
  • Discuss an example of Gestalt therapy