Jon Frew, PhD, ABPP

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Gestalt Therapy

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Development


Clinical Supervision


PhD, Counseling Psychology, Kent State University, 1982

MEd, Counseling, Gannon University, Erie, Pa., 1975

MA, Social Sciences, Gannon University, Erie, Pa., 1973

BS, Economics, Gannon University, Erie, Pa., 1970

Roles and Interests

Co-Director of Gestalt Therapy Training Center Northwest

Associate-Editor, Gestalt Review

Research interests: Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development and Multicultural Psychology

Professional Membership

Diplomate in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology

American Board of Professional Psychology

American Psychological Association Divisions of Consulting Psychology and Counseling Psychology

Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues

Oregon Psychological Association

Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

Certification and Licensure

Licensed Psychologist, Oregon, Number 576

Licensed Psychologist, Washington, Number 1369

Board Certified in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

Publications Since 2003

Frew, J., & Spiegler, M. (Eds.). (2013). Contemporary psychotherapies for a diverse world (1st Revised ed.). New York: Routledge.

Frew, J. (2011). Case of David. In G Corey (Ed.), Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (9th ed.). New York: Cengage.

Frew, J. (2011). Ask the expert: Three questions about Gestalt therapy answered. In G. Corey (Ed.), Student manual for theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (9th ed.). New York: Cengage.

Frew, J. (2010). The role of Gestalt group supervision in the education of psychology and counseling professionals. British Gestalt Journal, 19, 26-32.

Frew, J. (2010). Consultation. In J. Thomas, & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology competencies (pp.549-572). New York: Springer Publishing.

Frew, J. (2009). Case approach to Gestalt therapy. In G. Corey (Ed.), Case approach to counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 107-121). Stanford, CT: Thompson.

Frew, J. (2008). Classroom as a learning community. In B. Feder, & J. Frew (Eds.), Beyond the hot seat revisited: Gestalt approaches to groups (pp. 217-233). Metairie, LA.: Gestalt Institute Press.

Madore, J. (2007). Professional roles. In M. Hersen, & A. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology (pp.110-123). New York: John Wiley & Son.

Frew, J. (2006). Organizational leadership theory has arrived: Gestalt therapy never left.Gestalt Review, 10, 123-140.

Frew, J. (2006). A response to Rainey and Critchley. Gestalt Review, 10, 149-151.

Frew, J., & Feder, B. (2006). A survey of the practice of Gestalt group therapy. Gestalt Review, 11, 242-248.

Frew, J. (2005). Gestalt group therapy dialogue. In A. Woldt, & S. Tolman (Eds.), Gestalt therapy: History, theory, and practice (pp. 219-236). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Frew, J. (2004). Motivating and leading dysfunctional employees, In M. Hersen, & J. Thomas (Eds.), Psychopathology in the workplace: Recognition and adoption (pp.293-312). New York: Brunner-Rutledge.

Frew, J. (2003). Still here for now. The British Gestalt Journal, 12.

Frew, J. (2003). Keeping the spirit in the organization: The classroom as a learning community. Gestalt Review, 7.

Frew, J. (2003). A response to Starek and Meara. Gestalt Review, 7.   

Presentations Since 2002

Frew, J. (2012). Gestalt therapy. A podcast for the American Counseling Association.

Young, J., & Frew, J. (2012, August). Sexual assault prevention for international students: Common practices and recommendations. Presented at APA, Orlando, FL.

Frew, J. (2011, July). Leadership theory and practice: Is there a fit in organizations committed to honoring diversity? Presented at the Oregon Psychological Association’s Diversity Committee Retreat. Portland, Oregon.

Frew, J., & Thomas, J. (2010, July). Organizational factors in successful adoption of evidence-based practices. Presented at the American Board of Professional Psychology summer workshop series, Portland, Oregon.

Frew, J. (2009, October). The field in Gestalt therapy and Morita therapy. Presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Morita Therapy, Osaka, Japan.

Frew, J., & Le Vine, P. (2009, July). Contexts and paradox in mental health treatment: Gestalt and Morita therapies. Presented at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Frew, J., & Levine, P. (2008, October). Gestalt and Morita therapies: Commonalities and differences in the treatment of trauma. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy Conference, Manchester, England.

Frew, J. (2007, August). Gestalt and Morita therapies: Convergence and Divergence. 

Presented at the 6th International Congress of Morita Therapy, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Frew, J. (2006, August). An interview with Richard Kitzler. Presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Frew, J., & Reynolds, S. (2005). Contemporary Gestalt therapy: Working with a Southeast Asian client. Presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Los Angeles, CA.

Frew, J. (2002). Leading, intervening and promoting change in the modern organization. Presented at Swinbourne University in Melbourne, Australia

Frew, J., Zahm, S., & Gold, E. (2002). Gestalt process, group dynamics, and the training of Gestalt therapists. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt therapy conference in St Petersburg, Florida

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Health Professions Building 2 279