Existential Perspectives On Human Issues: A Handbook For Therapeutic Practice

Paperback | July 8, 2005

EditorEmmy van Deurzen

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Existential Perspectives on Human Issues offers students, teachers and practitioners alike a definitive handbook for the practice of existential psychotherapy. Divided into four parts, the book presents different dimensions of living; physical, social, personal and spiritual. Each chapter gives a brief overview of the literature on the topic under discussion as well as a historical background. Theory and practice are addressed with case illustrations highlighting particular relevance. Critical considerations, possible drawbacks and research needs are additionally detailed and suggested further reading is given.

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Existential Perspectives on Human Issues offers students, teachers and practitioners alike a definitive handbook for the practice of existential psychotherapy. Divided into four parts, the book presents different dimensions of living; physical, social, personal and spiritual. Each chapter gives a brief overview of the literature on the...

Emmy Van Deurzen is the founder and director of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is a chartered counselling psychologist and registered existential psychotherapist. She is past chair of the UKCP and of the Society for Existential Analysis, which she founded. She created Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.16 × 6.22 × 0.84 inPublished:July 8, 2005Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333987004

ISBN - 13:9780333987001

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Preface--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker * Introduction--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker * PART 1: OVERVIEW * Philosophical Background--E.van Deurzen * Therapeutic Background--M.Cooper * PART 2: PHYSICAL DIMENSION * Introduction to the Physical Dimension--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker * Procreation--C.Arnold-Baker & M.Donaghy * Human Development--S.Kirby * The Body and Sexuality--R.Swynnerton & P.Smith-Pickard * Eating Problems--K.Schneider & Z.Fitzgerald-Pool * Addiction--S.Du Plock & J.Fisher * Death--M.Cooper & M.Adams * PART 3: SOCIAL DIMENSION * Introduction to the Social Dimension--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker * Language--M.Harding * Dialogue and Communication--L.Moja-Strasser * Emotions--E.van Deurzen * Relationships--E.van Deurzen & D.Tantam * Families--A.Stadlen & N.Stadlen * Groups--D.Tantam * PART 4: PERSONAL DIMENSION * Introduction to the Personal Dimension--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker * Self--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold Baker * Authenticity and Inauthenticity--J.Pollard * Anxiety and Engagement--S.Kirby & N.Kirkland-Handley * Depression and Apathy--C.Arnold Baker * Loss and Bereavement--G. Madison * The Phenomenology of Dreams--S.Young * PART 5: SPIRITUAL DIMENSION * Introduction to the Spiritual Dimension--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker * Interpretation, Explanation or Understanding--H.W.Cohn * Time and Purpose--F.Strasser & K.Weixel-Dixon * Values and Beliefs--B.Jacobson * Political and Ideological Issues--M.Milton * Meaning and Transformation--M.Heery & J.Bugental * A New Ideology--E.van Deurzen* Conclusion--E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker