In Gestalt Therapy, when describing an adjustment in the field of psychotherpay, the authors write,

Unfortunately, the “adjustment” of much psychotherapy, the “conforming to the reality-principle,” is the swallowing of a stereotype.

— Hefferline et al. (1951)

What does this mean?


Hefferline, R. F., Goodman, P., & Perls, F. S. (1951). Gestalt therapy: excitement and growth in the human personality. Gouldsboro, ME: The Gestalt Journal Press, Inc.



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