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Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy

Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy

Second Edition
  • Emmy van Deurzen - New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London
  • Martin Adams - New School of Psychotherapy and Regent's College, London
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August 2016 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

The Framework of Existential Therapy
The Person of the Therapist
Working Phenomenologically: The Centre of Existential Therapy
Developing an Existential Attitude
From Theory into Practice
What Really Matters to the Client
The Process of Existential Therapy
Applications of Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
Professional Issues and Challenges
Summing Up: Putting it All Together

Excellent text for students at this level

Mr Keith Edward Walmsley-Smith
Psychology & Mental Health, Staffordshire University
July 11, 2016

This is a wonderful introduction to working using an existential approach. There are plenty of activities and suggestions for self-reflection. A rich textbook that students and practitioners will return to again and again.

Ms Wendy Lejeune
Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
June 29, 2016

This publication guides the reader through in-depth theory and introduces practice examples that develop and embed the learning.

Mr Richard Carroll
Faculty of Professional and Vocational S, Guildford College of Further and Higher
June 29, 2016

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