I was surprised that this book hasn't received more reviews, as it's an indicator for me if the book is worth purchasing. I took a chance on this one as i've read Hycner before and he has a fluid easy writing style, and also that he works from a Gestalt therapeutic perspective. He draws on Buber and was influenced by the Polsters, which i appreciate and the book has been a joy to read. The dialogic is an integral aspect of Gestalt, and Hycner writes with an informed knowledge. The dialogic is something that Existential or Humanistic therapies incorporate, and he writes in such a way that it can be understood from these areas. I think in future (if he isn't already) he will be an author of note (such as Yalom) in the field of psychotherapy.
This is one of the great human books on therapy. It does justice to the whole person in a very deep and moving way, including the transpersonal. It leans a good deal on Martin Buber and Hans Trub but is mainly Hycner himself - a gestaltist but not a narrow one.