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Gestalt-therapist, trainer, supervisor. Organizer of the Third International Conference on Gestalt Therapy Research in Paris 2017, he is in charge of the Research Committee of the EAGT (European Association for Gestalt Therapy), member of the SPR (Society for Psychotherapy Research) and of the NYIGT (New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy).
Member of the reading committee of the Revue Gestalt for 10 years, he has written more than thirty articles on Gestalt Therapy in various French and English journals and translated many others.
With Florence Belasco he directed the dossier on Gestalt therapy in « Le journal des psychologues »s - issue of July-August 2018 - as well as the book « Recherche » of the SFG and the CEG-t -t published in July 2018.
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Béja V., Belasco F. (sous la direction de), 2018, La Gestalt: actualités thérapeutiques (Dossier), Le Journal des psychologues n° 359, Juillet-Août 2018
Béja, V. & Belasco, F. (2018). Le renouveau de la gestalt-thérapie: La relation au cœur de la thérapie. Le Journal des psychologues, 359,(7), 10-10. doi:10.3917/jdp.359.0010.
Robine, JM. & Béja, V. (2018). La gestalt-thérapie aujourd’hui : un survol. Le Journal des psychologues, 359,(7), 12-17. doi:10.3917/jdp.359.0012.
Béja, V., Belasco, F. & Rigaud, L. (2018). La recherche en gestalt-thérapie. Le Journal des psychologues, 359,(7), 18-23. doi:10.3917/jdp.359.0018.
The article describes the entry of Gestalt therapy into research on psychotherapy, allowing it to take its place in current debates. This research is evolving towards taking better account of the complexity of therapeutic work, by revaluing qualitative work and studying more finely the modalities of adjustment of the therapist to the characteristics of the client and the evolution of the relationship. The article presents current research and the relevance of gestalt practitioners’ contributions to psychotherapy research.
Béja V., Belasco F. (sous la direction de), 2018, La Recherche, Numéro spécial de la revue Gestalt et des Cahiers de Gestalt-thérapie, Ed. SFG (Société française de Gestalt-thérapie) & CEG-t (Collège européen de Gestalt-thérapie)
Béja V., Francesetti G., Roubal J., Reck M., 2018, Out of the Paris Conference: a step into exploring practice-based research in Gestalt therapy,
British Gestalt Journal. 2018, Vol. 27, No.1, 7–13
Béjà, V. (2017). Anarchisme et coopération: une posture gestaltiste pour notre temps. Gestalt, (1), 111-123.
Béja, V., Belasco, F. & Rigaud, L. (2016). La recherche en Gestalt-thérapie: Situation et perspectives. Gestalt, 48-49,(1), 263-277.
The article describes the entry of Gestalt therapy into research on psychotherapy, allowing it to take its place in current debates. This research is evolving towards a better consideration of the complexity of therapeutic work, by revaluing qualitative work and a finer study of how the therapist adjusts to the characteristics of the client and the evolution of the relationship. The article presents current research and the relevance of gestalt practitioners’ contributions to psychotherapy research.
Béja, V. (2015). Interview de Leslie Greenberghttps://www.cairn.info/revue-gestal.... Gestalt, 47,(2), 167-173.
Beja, V. (2014). A pragmatic perspective on the Gestalt therapy experience. Gestalt Review, 18(1), 54-64.
The author develops a pragmatic perspective on the therapeutic experience, in particular from the therapist’s perspective, and this is done in two essential realms. He suggests, on the one hand, that the therapist’s aim with his client might be to teach “attentional gestures” that allow the progress of the process of awareness. On the other hand, by putting cooperative action in the center of the transformation process, he emphasize that being a Gestaltist “is constantly and patiently to establish the conditions of intense cooperation and remain open on the opportunity of a joint and continual investigation on hazards inherent in this cooperation”.
Béja, V. (2014). Éditorial. Gestalt, 44,(1), 3-5.
issue on TRAINING. How does one become a gestalt therapist? How to train in Gestalt Therapy? What is a training institute for Gestalt therapy? By proposing this theme of training to the journal I was aware of the magnitude of the task and the fact that we had never risked undertaking it.
Béja, V. (2013). Groupe thérapeutique et société, transformations.... Cahiers de Gestalt-thérapie, numéro spécial,(2), 261-274.
The gestalt therapy group is a complex and paradoxical laboratory where social values both endure and evolve and where the therapist implicitly implements a political vision. Comparing the functioning of groups with the contemporary social field of the 80s and then today, the author underlines the interest of putting in concordance the values regulating the group functioning with the renewal of the meaning of therapy. This leads him to briefly present the way he proceeds today and which he calls Gestalt-therapy BY the group.
Béja, V. (2011). Éditorial. Gestalt, 39,(1), 3-5.
issue on the LANGUAGE - With this issue n°39, the reading committee of the Revue Gestalt wished to explore some of the dimensions of what is the main tool of our work: language. The essential of what we deliberately express in the singular or group colloquium with our clients goes through it, through a more or less happy, relevant, congruent, evocative, comprehensible putting into words...
Dagut, A. & Béja, V. (2011). La parole en thérapie: Échange avec Aline Dagut. Gestalt, 39,(1), 8-21.
In this interview with Vincent Béja, Aline Dagut differentiates talking from telling, speech from language; she explains her search for a co-constructed, shared and open word between the client and the therapist. Based on a resolutely phenomenological posture, she sketches out in a practical way the conditions as well as the concrete paths she uses to encourage learning. This interview and the work it required, more than a simple collection of didactic and therapeutic know-how, is itself an experience of co-construction of a living word.
Béja, V. (2010). Le pragmatisme au cœur de « Gestalt-therapy ». Gestalt, 37,(1), 155-174.
In this article the author first presents the pragmatism and some significant elements of the thinking of its main American actors. In a brief second part, he underlines what seems to him to contribute directly and fundamentally to Gestalt therapy and develops the notion of experience taken in all its existential amplitude with its practical consequences, as well as its corollary: every truth is a truth produced for and in a situation. Finally, the author questions the reasons for the strange ignorance in which we - the french and european gestalt community - have held pragmatism until now and suggests that it might be in our interest to reappropriate it.