Only recently has the relationship itself been explored as central to the process of how aggression, harassment, and violence progress over time.
However, just separating or punishing any one of the parties involved, as is often the case, is inadequate to prevent both individuals from continuing their role with someone else.
Locating the relational interplay within a field of intersecting forces would add depth and understanding to the wider field. This would allow for greater awareness of the points at which the building aggression can be interrupted. Then the participants can be helped to understand the forces driving them and the relational engagement of the process.
Lee Zevy, LCSW, CIC, is a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Certified Coach. She is a Fellow of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy where she trained and was twice past President. She teaches, supervises, writes and publishes on Gestalt Therapy theory/practice. Her practice specialties include mood disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and LGBTQI issues with Individuals, couples and groups.
As a Coach Certified in Integral Coaching Lee helps people and organizations with Career and Job Development as well as working with Executives to improve their skills. She also works with organizations to improve employee/administration relations and productivity.