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Writing in therapy: a gestalt approach with an adolescent

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Staden, S.M. en Roodt, Zarine en 2009-08-25T11:03:31Z 2009-08-25T11:03:31Z 2009-08 2006-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Roodt, Zarine (2009) Writing in therapy: a gestalt approach with an adolescent, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This exploratory and descriptive investigation used the case study as research strategy to indi cate how writing may be used as a specialised form of therapy for an adolescent in the phase of mid-adolescence. The study researched and consolidated a body of knowledge concerning writing in a therapeutic context, while highlighting the Gestalt therapeutic approach. Its empirical integration culminated in a method for the use of therapists who irrespective of their therapeutic orientation wish to apply writing in therapy with adolescents. The dissertation argues that writing practised from a Gestalt therapeutic perspective should move gradually from being a tool of self-expression to becoming one of self-nurturing. It should guide the client through a process of self-regulation to a point of self-support. In such a process, writing in therapy will evolve into writing as therapy, a therapy practised by the client her- or himself as a means of achieving equilibrium. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (155 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Writing therapy en
dc.subject Gestalt practice model en
dc.subject Adolescence en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Case study en
dc.subject Expressive therapy en
dc.subject Writing as therapy en
dc.subject Gestalt play therapy en
dc.subject Equilibrium en
dc.subject Self-regulation en
dc.subject.ddc 616.89143
dc.subject.lcsh Creative writing -- Therapeutic use
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcsh Focused expressive psychology
dc.title Writing in therapy: a gestalt approach with an adolescent en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en M. Diac. (Play Therapy) en

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