I found this forum through the GTA web site. While there I was reading a number of rather critical articles written by Gestalt psychologists, some of whom don't seem to have gotten over a sense of hostility that Fritz and Laura Perls (initially) appropriated some of Gestalt psycholgy's ideas and adapted them to psychotherapy. In the process, the opinion of some of the writers seems to be that Perls "distorted" the meaning of those concepts and that, fundamentally, Gestalt therapy as formulated by Fritz Perls- and specifically Fritz- has "nothing substantive" to do with Gestalt theory. The article I found was by Henle ( http://rdz.stjohns.edu/~gerhard/gta/henle.html). My impression was that Henle- and some of the other authors both in the fields of Gestalt therapy and Gestalt psychology- have committed the logical error of confusing the messenger with the message, i.e., that Gestalt therapy and Fritz Perls are identical. The discussion I am hoping to generate is ways in which Gestalt psychology continues to inform Gestalt therapy. How do advancements in the Gestalt psychology research of the past 40 years affect the theory and application of Gestalt theory? Or do they? Does Gestalt therapy pay any attention to Gestalt psychology?