1. What is Unfinished Business?
2. How does it relate to concepts in other system of psychotherapy
3. How do clients experince Unfinished Business?
4. How does teh therapist detect Unfinished Busisness?
5. How is Unfinished Business finished?
How do Know (test)
1- What is unfinished Business?
Unfinished Business is a theme in clinet’s life involving
negative affect and being rationally inappropriate.
2-How is unfinished Business sustained?
Unfinished business is sustained by Maintenance, Avoidance,
3-How is unfinished Business uncovered?
Unfinished business is uncovered by a History, Interaction
during Session, and by Analysis of Cognitive Distortions.
4- Examples of Irrational Core Beliefs underrlying Unfinished Business
Irrational Core beliefs: Abandonment, Abuse, Deprivation,
Defectiveness, Social Isolation, Incompetence, Vulnerability,
Confluence, Inevitable Failure, Entitlement, Impulsiveness,
Subjugation, Must Sacifice Self, Must be Approved, Control,
Perfection, and Unforgiving.
5- How is Unfinished Business dealt with?
Unfinished business is dealt with Awareness, Cognitive
Reconstruction, Shame Exercises, Experiencing (in trance)
without avoidance, and schema Dialogues.
Materials might be interested to read:
A: Young, J (1990) Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorder
B: Clarkson, P. and Mackewin, J. (1993) Frits Perls.
C: Polster, E. and M.(1974) Gestalt Therapy Integrated