Gestalt-approach in the methodology of outreach social work

1997

Abstract

The article is dedicated to the use of gestalt-approach as methodology and technology of the psychotherapeutic aid within the social work with homeless youth in Moscow. The author describes the consultation practice in outreach work, including such characteristics as the specifics of coming into contact, the safety of the contact, the time-line of the consultation process and others. Also the analysis of the limitation of psychotherapeutic aid within the outreach consultation is made and the resources of the gestalt-approach for the organizational structure of social work on the streets are included.

General Information

Keywords: gestalt, outreach, outreach social work, letters, externalization, homeless kids

Journal rubric: Therapevtic Community

For citation: Pavlovsky A.I. Gestalt-approach in the methodology of outreach social work. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2009. Vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 188–213. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Arseny I. Pavlovsky, Psychologist, The Centre of Diagnostics and Counseling "Growth", Technical Consultant of the All-Russian Harm Reduction Network on Street Work, Permanent Trainer of the UN Agency on Drugs and Crime and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, etc.), Online Journalist of the Sotsfactor Project(www.socfaqtor.wordpress.com), Moscow, Russia, e-mail: pavlovsky.arseniy@gmail.com

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