EP90 Invited Address 10a – The Self in Action: A Gestalt Outlook – Erving Polster, Ph.D. | Instant Download !
The concept of the Self has come to imply a consistent cluster of characteristics which are often given fixed and universal attributes, such as the narcissistic self, topdog and underdog, false and true self, etc. This paper will expand the concept to include the versatility and unique aliveness of the individual’s many selves and show how these selves help people make sense of their lives. Special attention will be given to broadening the concepts of introjections, transference, and gestalt formation, showing how these may be instrumental in harmonizing alienated selves.
- To describe some primary influences in formations of self
- To spell out three ways to harmonize alienated selves
- To recognize the value of introjection