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Existential-Humanistic Therapy

Existential-Humanistic Therapy

by Kirk J. Schneider PhD, Orah T. Krug

Paperback(Second Edition)

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Existential-humanistic therapy melds European existential philosophy -- which values self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility -- with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality. In this updated edition of their popular book, Kirk Schneider and Orah Krug demonstrate how this unique approach can help clients free themselves from self-imposed limitations and develop a deeper understanding of their authentic life goals by cultivating skills such as experiential reflection.
Schneider and Krug explore existential-humanistic therapy’s theoretical and historical underpinnings, its empirical foundations, the therapeutic process and mechanisms of change, as well as future developments. Detailed case examples vividly illustrate the work of existential-humanistic therapy, highlighting key takeaways that are equally accessible and valuable to graduate students and veteran practitioners.
New to this revised edition is an increased focus on a more integrative perspective, which makes existential-humanistic therapy applicable to a wider array of settings and diagnostic populations. This flexibility also makes it more adaptable to other therapeutic approaches and expands its influence on clinical psychology as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433827372
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 06/19/2017
Series: Theories of Psychotherapy Series®
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface ix

How to Use This Book With APA Psychotherapy Videos xiii

1 Introduction 3

2 History 7

3 Theory 15

4 Therapy Process 37

5 Evaluation 97

6 Future Developments 109

7 Summary 115

Appendix A Short-Term Case 2: Hamilton 121

Appendix B Phases of Change in a Typical Long-Term Existential Therapy 127

Appendix C Long-Term Case 2: Claudia 131

Appendix D Summary of Experiential Stances of the Existential-Integrative Model 145

Glossary of Key Terms 149

Suggested Readings and Resources 155

References 157

Index 173

About the Authors 185

About the Series Editors 187

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