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Gestalt Therapy vs. Operant Conditioning Therapy

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Stimulate a critical thought debate between experiential theory approaches using the Gestalt therapy versus Behavior theory approaches using Operant Conditioning therapy.

Discuss critically a debate that will illustrate what are the theoretical gaps or flaws as well as the basic assumptions between Gestalt therapy founded by Fritz Perls versus Operant Conditioning therapy, founded by B, F. Skinner.

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One of the theoretical flaws of Gestalt therapy is the fact that this theoretical perspective is dependent upon the patient's ability to focus on the here and now, and to eliminate their conscious and or unconsciously held prejudices and biases. A basic assumption of Gestalt therapy is that individuals can be helped to obtain an increased level of ...

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This solution discusses gestalt therapy and operant conditioning therapy.