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History of founders of Gestalt therapy.
Fritz Perls founded Gestalt therapy in Germany along with his wife Laura in the 1940s. He was trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, but he found himself disagreeing with certain Freudian theories, which led him to develop his own form of therapy. He fled Nazi Germany with his wife and moved to the Netherlands, then South Africa, before finally settling in New York City, where he worked on his books.