ISBN-10:
0761962247
ISBN-13:
9780761962243
Pub. Date:
03/28/2002
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice / Edition 2

Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice / Edition 2

by Emmy van Deurzen

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ISBN-13: 9780761962243
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxiii
1Aim and Framework1
Basic assumptions1
The aim of existential psychotherapy and counselling18
The attitude of the existential practitioner25
Chapter summary32
2Establishing Contact33
Starting point: anxiety33
Towards authentic living43
Finding guidelines50
Chapter summary61
3Clarification of Personal Worldview62
The physical world62
The social world69
The personal world78
The spiritual world86
Chapter summary92
4Taking Stock94
Defining assumptions94
Determining values105
Exploring talents116
Chapter summary124
5Creative Explorations126
Understanding emotions126
Discovering meaning135
Working with dreams145
Playing with imagination154
Chapter summary164
6Coming to Terms with Life166
Facing the world alone166
Action and commitment175
Communicating and relating185
Living in time199
Chapter summary211
7Conclusion213
References216
Recommended Reading218
Index221

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