Gilles Delisle, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at the University of Sherbrooke. He is director of clinical training at CIG in Montreal, and a guest trainer at several institutes abroad. He is the director of Neurogestalt, a specialist group in the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society. In 2010, he was appointed President of the State Advisory Council on Psychotherapy and was awarded the Noel-Mailloux Prize by the Quebec College of Psychologists in recognition of lifetime achievement in clinical psychology. Anne Kearns trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the USA and in Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy in the UK. She is a former Chair and Teaching and Supervising member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute. In 1999 she founded The Growing Edge, a consortium of psychotherapists and other professionals who are interested in the development of the profession of psychotherapy through post-qualification training and consultation. Anne has an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and was Course Director of the training in Integrative Group Therapy at the Metanoia Institute from 1994 - 96 and a Primary Tutor on the Integrative Psychotherapy training from 1994 - 1999.
This book summarizes Gilles Delisle's original research of nearly twenty years trying to integrate a very original synthesis of Gestalt approach and object relation theory. He analyses many researches of psychoanalysts and theorititians of attachment theory, quoting Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Fairnberg, Kohut, Kernberg, Bowlby, and many others. He is also trying to integrate comtemporary research in neurosciences. So it is really a very new original contribution to psychotherapy.' - Serge Ginger, founder of Paris School of Gestalt (EPG) and of the International Federation of Gestalt Training Organisations (FORGE), Honorary President of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)