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Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy


December 2012 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This contemporary introduction provides a comprehensive survey of past and present existential ideas, philosophers and practice. Darren Langdridge makes existential therapy accessible through clear language, numerous case studies, chapter summaries, activities and further reading lists.

The three parts cover all the key areas taught on existential therapy courses, from the fundamental theory of - and key figures in - the approach, to its application in practice, using illustrative case studies. The final section develops contemporary cross-cutting issues in existential therapy, including the role of language/narrative, power and politics, and evaluation research.

Trainees to existential therapy will find in this book a comprehensive, practical overview of the key areas of theory and practice, while more experienced trainees and practitioners will gain insights into contemporary developments in existential therapy today.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF THEORY AND PRACTICE
 
Introducing Phenomenology
 
The Development of Existential Therapy
 
Fundamentals of Existential Practice
 
PART TWO: DEVELOPING EXISTENTIAL THERAPY
 
Anxiety - The Core of Existence
 
The Dimensions of Existence
 
Freedom, Choice and Responsibility
 
Relatedness
 
Emotions and Embodiment
 
PART THREE: EXTENDING THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EXISTENTIAL THERAPY
 
Researching Existential Therapy
 
Power, Politics and Language

'Scholarly yet accessible, required reading for students of existential psychotherapy' -
Tim Le Bon is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, life coach, philosophical counsellor and author of Wise Therapy


Excellent access point for this approach. Accessible and challenging by turns

Mr Keith Walmsley-Smith
Psychology & Mental Health, Staffordshire University
February 7, 2013

The explanations give the reader a clear understanding of existentialism - where it came from and what it is. The case studies help bring it to life.

Mrs Sue Williams
Institute of Applied Social Studies, Birmingham University
December 28, 2012

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