Notre collègue Sylvia F Crocker est decedee le 24 novembre dernier à 86 ans. Elle restera une figure importante de la communauté gestaltiste. En quelques mots ci-dessous, elle se présente…
« I am a Gestalt therapist and trainer in private practice in Laramie, Wyoming. I trained in Gestalt with Miriam and Erving Polster and at the Gestalt Institute of Los Angeles, both in L.A. and in Europe. I studied psychodrama with the late Leon Fine of Portland, Oregon and with Elaine Goldman at Camelback Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
I have a Ph.D. in philosophy, an M.A. in comparative religion, and an M.S. in counseling. I formerly taught philosophy at several universities and colleges, and I have been a Gestalt therapist since 1980.
A founding member of AAGT (Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy), I chaired its Theory Development Committee for six years. I have written numerous articles as well as a book, A Well-Lived Life: Essays in Gestalt Therapy (1999, GIC Press), a comprehensive treatment of Gestalt therapy’s theory, methods, and underlying values.
Because I am deeply convinced of the richness and power of Gestalt therapy, I intend to devote increasing amounts of my time to training others in the theory and methods of Gestalt therapy, and to furthering Gestalt’s impact on the wider mental health field. »