Integrating Art into Gestalt Psychotherapy: When Tools and Techniques Become the Field for a New Relationship

The integration of art in psychotherapeutic practice has been established for years as an effective intervention that contributes to the recovery and rehabilitation of mental illness. Nevertheless, this integration is often a challenge for mental health professionals, as there is no systematic and reliable way of choosing the appropriate intervention depending on the type of psychological difficulties and the stage of the therapeutic process. On the other hand, Gestalt psychotherapy based on phenomenology and existential dialogue is a suitable field where art and the possibilities it offers can be integrated into the psychotherapeutic process and contribute to the realization of therapeutic goals.


Daktila L. Psychologist, Gestalt psychotherapist

Tsiamoura M. MSc Psychology, Gestalt psychotherapist