existential therapy


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existential therapy

a kind of psychotherapy that emphasizes the development of a sense of self-direction through choice, awareness, and acceptance of individual responsibility.
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Goals for the client during existential therapy (ET) include (a) full presence, (b) confrontation of anxieties, and (c) redefining self and the world (Corey, 2009).
In this book for practitioners and students, Van Deurzen, founder of the Society for Existential Analysis, uses simple terms to describe the method of existential therapy and outline interactions between the therapist and client.
Existential therapy is a philosophical approach to psychotherapy.
Existential therapy evolved to address angst often associated with living in a postagrarian society.
Teetering on the boundaries between philosophy and psychotherapy, existential therapy involves helping clients find meaning in their lives and emphasizes that the driving force in life is an innate spiritual desire to find this meaning.
Sixteen of the 19 chapters in this volume outline different types of therapy, from the Freudian approach to existential therapy and transactional analysis.
It was while researching that 1999 film - a pre-``Sopranos'' comedy about a Mafia don who seeks psychiatric help - that Ramis became interested in existential therapy.
Clinical holistic medicine: holistic sexology and treatment of vulvodynia through existential therapy and acceptance through touch.
It is the profoundly spiritual transformation that deep existential therapy can bring.
If one were to conduct a careful examination of the verbal interactions between client and therapist in ACT or FAP versus psychoanalytic or existential therapy, I suspect striking similarities would be revealed.
The eight chapters cover everything from the framework of existential therapy, including its theoretical background and history, to the processes involved in the practice of existential therapy.
The author suggests that the psychodrama modality integrates aspects of existential therapy, Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis and Jungian analytical psychology.