Therapeutic Meeting as Improvisational Co-Creation

  • Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb


In our times, it seems clear that psychotherapy, even Gestalt therapy, is not only a matter of supporting the patient’s creativity, nor just a matter of being creative as psychotherapists. We think more in terms of co-creation, since our whole culture has acquired a new perspective on human nature, which takes the “relational”’ and the “relative” as the basic hermeneutic code. If 50 years ago the New Age Movement supported personal growth as a way of emerging from the authoritarian model of the culture of that time, and therefore the concept of creativity was seen more in terms of personal development and freedom from cultural schemas, today, living in the post-modern era where no point of reference is secure or stable any longer, the concept of creativity has to be seen as a matter of the relationship, the only experienced phenomenon where a momentary truth can be found.


Contact Boundary Relational Block Intentional Consciousness Empty Chair Momentary Truth 
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