existential psychology

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ex·is·ten·tial psy·chol·o·gy

a theory of psychology, based on the philosophies of phenomenology and existentialism, which holds that the proper study of psychology is a person's experience of the sequence, spatiality, and organization of his or her existence in the world.
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Echoing the recent publication of the second edition of Case Studies in Existential Therapy: Translating Theory into Practice, the next paper by Simon du Plock is a case study of student counselling.
In the clinics, individuals and families would be offered ten sessions, and within this time-limited, solution-focused context, Ellerman practiced existential therapy. He decided to call it Brief Solution Focused Existential Therapy (BSFET) and even referred to it as pragmatic existential therapy.
The book includes case studies, phases in typical long-term existential therapy, a glossary, and suggested readings and Web resources.
Cooper offers this pluralistic existential therapy approach to counseling.
On first impressions, Louise did not seem to be a candidate for the existential therapy which I practiced.
According to van Deurzen (2002), the application of existential therapy has cross-cultural appeal because it is does not dictate how one views reality.
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.
Spinelli begins by setting out the theory of existential therapy, covering three key principles--existence themes and concerns, worlding the worldview, existential phenomenological critiques of therapy, and an overview.
Two therapy cases are presented as preliminary evidence that existential therapy can be useful with older adults.
Sixteen of the 19 chapters in this volume outline different types of therapy, from the Freudian approach to existential therapy and transactional analysis.
It is the profoundly spiritual transformation that deep existential therapy can bring.