When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space

When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space

Author: Laura Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134117017

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

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Although it is a natural and inescapable part of life, death is a subject that is often neglected in psychotherapeutic literature and training. In When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space Laura Barnett and her contributors offer us insights into working with mortality in the therapeutic encounter. Taking an existential perspective, the book brings together a variety of client groups, all of whom have experienced a confrontation with mortality, and encourages the reader to engage with and reflect upon the subject of death. Although this may initially evoke anxiety and distress, Barnett and her contributors introduce the reader to the 'vitality of death' (Koestenbaum): an energy and focus that can come from confronting our greatest fears and anxieties, including the anxiety aroused by our own mortality. Topics covered include: philosophical roots and principal approaches to existential therapy health related issues including cancer, HIV and Intensive Care surviving violent trauma creating a safe space for the client short prognosis and palliative care bereavement. When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space presents therapists with an understanding of what it means to experience such traumas and prepares them for helping the client. It will be useful for trainee counsellors and experienced therapists alike.

Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy

Author: Susan Iacovou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317485421

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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Less of an orientation and more a way of understanding the challenges of being human, existential therapy draws on rich and diverse philosophical traditions and ways of viewing the world. Traditionally it has been seen as difficult to summarise and comprehend and the air of mystery surrounding existential ideas has been exacerbated by the dense language often used by philosophers and practitioners. Existential Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to a fascinating and exciting body of knowledge, and the therapeutic approach it informs. Divided into five parts the topics covered include: Existentialism – inception to present day Theoretical assumptions Existential phenomenological therapy in practice Ethics and existential therapy Bringing it all together Existential Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques will be essential reading for all trainee and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists who want to use the wisdom of existential ideas in their work with clients. It will also benefit clients and potential clients who want to find out how existential ideas and existential therapy can help them explore what it means to be alive.

Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy

Author: Laura Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136511097

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

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In 1958 in their book Existence, Rollo May, Henri Ellenberger and Ernst Angel introduced existential therapy to the English-speaking psychotherapy world. Since then the field of existential therapy has moved along rapidly and this book considers how it has developed over the past fifty years, and the implications that this has for the future. In their 50th anniversary of this classic book, Laura Barnett and Greg Madison bring together many of today's foremost existential therapists from both sides of the Atlantic, together with some newer voices, to highlight issues surrounding existential therapy today, and look constructively to the future whilst acknowledging the debt to the past. Dialogue is at the heart of the book, the dialogue between existential thought and therapeutic practice, and between the past and the future. Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue, focuses on dialogue between key figures in the field to cover topics including: historical and conceptual foundations of existential therapy perspectives on contemporary Daseinanalysis the search for meaning in existential therapy existential therapy in contemporary society. Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue explores how existential therapy has changed in the last five decades, and compares and contrasts different schools of existential therapy, making it essential reading for experienced therapists as well as for anyone training in psychotherapy, counselling, psychology or psychiatry who wants to incorporate existential therapy into their practice.

Curing the Dread of Death

Curing the Dread of Death

Author: Rachel E. Menzies

Publisher: Australian Academic Press

ISBN: 9781925644111

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This unique book explores the dread of death and its management from a wide range of perspectives with researchers and writers from a variety of cultures, academic traditions and disciplines across the globe. The fields covered are broad — including palliative care and grief, psychodynamic theory, social, developmental and clinical psychology, sociology and anthropology, counselling practice as well as history, art, and philosophy.

Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy

Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy

Author: Emmy van Deurzen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137368522

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 205

Human beings live in constant battle with issues that are fundamental to their existence and couples who seek relationship therapy are looking for a way to reconnect with one another and understand the existential predicaments that they each face. In this inspiring book, Emmy van Deurzen and Susan Iacovou bring together world renowned therapists to demonstrate how existential theories can improve therapeutic practice. Each contributor explores their own unique existential approach to relationship therapy, drawing on the great thinkers that have informed their work - from Socrates to Sartre - and revealing some of their most profound practice with their clients. Whether you are a student, trainee, or experienced counsellor, this a ground-breaking book will enrich and transform your work with relationships.

Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases

Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases

Author: Richard S. Sharf

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305537545

Category: Education

Page: 816

View: 287

Reflecting the latest practices from the field, the comprehensive THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 6th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the systematic theories of psychotherapy and counseling. A proven author and popular professor, Dr. Richard Sharf combines a thorough explanation of concepts with insightful case summaries and therapist-client dialogues that illustrate techniques and treatment in practice. Dr. Sharf demonstrates how to apply theories to individual therapy or counseling for common psychological disorders-such as depression and generalized anxiety disorders-as well as how to apply them to group therapy. For major theories, the text includes basic information about background, personality theory, and theory of psychotherapy to help readers understand the application of psychotherapy theory. In addition, insight into the personal lives and philosophical influences of theorists helps explain how the theorists view human behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy

Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy

Author: Emmy van Deurzen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473984882

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This is the definitive practical introduction to a skills-based approach in existential therapy. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes the concrete and tangible skills, tasks and interactions of existential practice. It covers the theoretical background and history of existential therapy, along with taking a phenomenological approach to practice and individual clients. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent thinking, and expanded to include: * A new chapter on the applications of existential therapy in wider contexts, such as supervision and coaching. * A new chapter covering professional issues and challenges, such as working in the NHS, engaging with research and the use of the Internet in existential therapy. * A companion website which includes video content, featuring the authors explaining each chapter’s underpinning theory, and demonstrating the principles in practice. A much needed resource for trainees as well as experienced practitioners keen to expand their knowledge, the authors make the existential approach accessible to all those who wish to find out what it has to offer.

Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

Author: Gerald Corey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305537552

Category: Education

Page: 544

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THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 9th Edition, gives students an in-depth overview of the eleven group counseling theories. In addition to illustrating how to put these theories into practice, this best-selling text guides students in developing their own syntheses of various aspects of the theories. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, students are able to grasp each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice with ease. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy

The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy

Author: Joy Schaverien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000069358

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 147

The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy is a powerful account of love and death within a psychotherapeutic relationship. The narrative traces one man’s journey in psychotherapy and that of the analyst who accompanies him. The full-length description of an analysis demonstrates the developmental path of an erotic transference from its origins in infancy, through fantasies of sex and violence to mature erotic intimacy. The countertransference is considered with exceptional honesty as the analysis intensifies following the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. A series of dreams rich in symbolic imagery traces the psychological situation as death approaches. A precursor to Schaverien’s acclaimed book Boarding School Syndrome, the single case study demonstrates the enduring impact of early boarding. This second edition also includes an updated literature review, and new material regarding training and supervision, making it a valuable resource for training institutions. The Dying Patient in Psychotherapy will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, counsellors, arts therapists and all professionals working with the dying. The poignant story will also engage the general reader, curious about the process of psychotherapy.

An Existential Approach to Human Development

An Existential Approach to Human Development

Author: Martin Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350305700

Category: Psychology

Page: 229

View: 114

This textbook reviews for the first time the thinking of six major existential philosophers; Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Simone de Beauvoir with respect to their ideas about human development. Martin Adams presents a philosophical and psychological analysis, and critically evaluates the different ways that existential philosophy can illuminate the way we all strive for meaning and purpose in life. Written in a detailed, well-structured manner, this text offers a fundamentally different way to understand not only life in general but the practice of psychotherapy in particular.

The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy

The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy

Author: Erik Craig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119167174

Category: Psychology

Page: 656

View: 186

An existential therapy handbook from those in the field, with its broad scope covering key texts, theories, practice, and research The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy is a work representing the collaboration of existential psychotherapists, teachers, and researchers. It's a book to guide readers in understanding human life better through the exploration of aspects and applications of existential therapy. The book presents the therapy as a way for clients to explore their experiences and make the most of their lives. Its contributors offer an accurate and in-depth view of the field. An introduction of existential therapy is provided, along with a summary of its historical foundations. Chapters are organized into sections that cover: daseinsanalysis; existential-phenomenonological, -humanistic, and -integrative therapies; and existential group therapy. International developments in theory, practice and research are also examined.

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: David Capuzzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119025450

Category: Psychology

Page: 403

View: 139

This student-friendly and well designed introductory text provides a thorough overview of 14 widely used theories. Experts examine each theory from the perspective of its historical background, major constructs, goals, cross-cultural considerations, and limitations. Traditional and brief interventions integrate theory with specific counseling strategies, giving students further insight into the counseling process and guidance in developing their personal counseling style. A consistent case study across chapters reinforces the differences between theories and illustrates assessment of client concerns and treatment planning. Introductory chapters explore core dimensions and brief approaches to the helping relationship, and how to best deliver counseling and advocacy services to diverse client groups. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoints for instructors’ use are available by request on university letterhead. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here: http://isgweb.counseling.org/ISGweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=78118 *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]