humanistic existential therapy

humanistic existential therapy

[hyo̅o̅′mənis′tik]
a kind of psychotherapy that promotes self-awareness and personal growth by stressing current reality and by analyzing and altering specific patterns of response to help a person realize his or her potential. This process may be facilitated in a group setting, where additional aspects of problems are revealed through interaction with others. Kinds of humanistic existential psychotherapy are client-centered therapy, existential therapy, and Gestalt therapy. Also called existential humanistic psychotherapy.
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The Existential Therapy Programme offers a rather deep knowledge of the main schools of this paradigm, including Dasein-analysis (Ludwig Binswanger, Medard Boss, Alice Holzhey-Kunz), logotherapy and existential analysis (Viktor Frankl, Alfried Langle), American humanistic existential therapy (Rollo May, James Bugental, Kirk Schneider), and the British school (Ronald Laing, Hans Cohn, Emmy van Deurzen, Ernesto Spinelli).

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