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Existential Psychotherapy
Irvin D. Yalom

Basic Books, 1980

Existential therapy has been practiced and continues to be practiced in many forms and situations throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure, and analysis of its tenets, and an evaluation of its usefulness. Irvin Yalom, whose Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has rendered such a service to that discipline since 1970, provides existential psychotherapy with a background, a synthesis, and a ...


Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
Jim Holt

Liveright, 2013

The Washington Post Notable Non-Fiction of 2013 “I can imagine few more enjoyable ways of thinking than to read this book.”—Sarah Bakewell, New York Times Book Review , front-page review Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times ), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway ...


The Discovery of Being: Writings in Existential Psychology
Rollo May

W. W. Norton & Company, 1994

Rollo May draws on the insights of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, and other great thinkers to offer a helpful roadmap of the ideas and techniques of existential psychotherapy. He pays particular attention to the causes of loneliness and isolation, and to our search for stability in an age of anxiety.


Existential-Humanistic Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)
Kirk J. Schneider, Orah T. Krug

American Psychological Association (APA), 2009

In Existential Humanistic Therapy, Kirk J. Schneider and Orah T. Krug discuss the history, theory, and practice of this distinctly American expression of existential therapy. Existential humanistic therapy welds the European existential philosophical heritage of self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality. Contrary to its common reputation as a purely intellectual form of ...


Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
Keshni Kashyap

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

In the tradition of Persepolis and American Born Chinese , a wise and funny high school heroine comes of age. Tina M., sophomore, is a wry observer of the cliques and mores of Yarborough Academy, and of the foibles of her Southern California intellectual Indian family. She's on a first-name basis with Jean-Paul Sartre, the result of an English honors class assignment to keep an “existential diary.” Keshni Kashyap’s compulsively ...


Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice
Emmy van Deurzen

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2012

Offering a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective, the bestselling Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice is now in its Third Edition . Central to the book is the belief that many of our problems arise out of the essential paradoxes of human existence, rather than from personal pathology. From this perspective, the purpose of counseling and psychotherapy is not viewed as ...


The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Thomas Dunne Book)
Samuel C. Florman

St. Martin's Griffin, 1996

Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering , Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession.   A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this ...


Existential Art Therapy: The Canvas Mirror
Bruce L. Moon

Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, 2009


Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy (Skills in Counselling & Psychotherapy Series)
Emmy van Deurzen, Martin Adams

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2010

This book is the first practical introduction to a skills-based Existential approach. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes Existential practice in terms of a number of concrete and tangible skills, tasks, and interactions. It shows how to enable the client to become more reflective about life and better capable of taking responsibility for it.


Existential Depression: How to recognize and cure life related sadness in gifted people
Mark Sanders

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

EXISTENTIAL DEPRESSION - A MANUAL OF SELF HELP - Editor : Marc Sanders. PRESS REVIEW, featuring essays, articles, and group discussions on the experience of life-related sadness. Essays by John M. Grohol, James T. Webb, James Leonard Park, Carol Bainbridge, Jeffrey Brian Airman, F. Nietzsche, et Al. It puts together in one volume information and tips of self-help to refer back to. Existential depression has not been widely researched. It is a ...


Existential Therapies
Mick Cooper

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2003

`One can only applaud the bravery of an author who gently send up Kierkegaard's wilful obscurantism and cleans out the acrid smoke of Gauloises from the room. With welcome clarity and sanity, Mick Cooper efficiently lays out the concepts, techniques and directions adopted by several key figures in the broad field of existentially informed psychotherapy. In an excellent first chapter, Mick Cooper pointed out my `ontic' from my `ontological'; and ...


Existential Time-Limited Therapy: The Wheel of Existence
Freddie Strasser, Alison Strasser

Wiley, 1997

As people struggle with a sense of crisis and confusion they search for clarity and meaning. Increasingly they turn to psychotherapists and counsellors, who will find in this book a powerful existential approach to therapy that helps people to make sense of themselves by addressing their social, cultural and political context as well as their personal and interpersonal issues. It makes room for paradox and the acceptance of the inevitable. It ...


The Existential Millennial Crisis

Paul Huhn, 2013

Experimental free-form book. Part comedy, part tragedy, part philosophical dissertation. Topics included are: Philosophy, Religion, Prisoner's Dilemma, Jesus, Mental Health, Truth, Machiavelli, Sex, Hipsters, Words, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Free Will, MMA, Drugs, Stand-up Comedy, Suffering, Fear, and Meaning.


Critical Existential Psycho-Analysis
Dr. Kevin Boileau

EPIS Press, 2014

This volume is the second in a mult-volume series that explores and synthesizes the disparate discourses of existential phenomenology, psychoanalytic structuralism, and Critical Theory. This volume 2 examines existential phenomenology as an important critical foundation to existential psychoanalysis (both individual and cultural) by addressing the work of Dondeyne, Marcel, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre. Through this examination, we can see how ...



Barney Greeenspan, Ph.D., 2014

This book introduces the meaning of our existential nature. The philosophies of the following ten existentialists are synthesized: Albert Camus, Fyoder Dostoevsky, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Franz Kafka, Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Rilke, Jean-Paul Sartre and Migual Unamuno. Twenty books by these authors are suggested to the reader, with a brief description of the content. Implications for psychotherapy are discussed.


Existential Reasons for Belief in God: A Defense of Desires and Emotions for Faith
Clifford Williams

IVP Academic, 2011

Lived faith involves more than doctrines, evidences and rational coherence. In this book philosopher Clifford Williams puts forth an argument as to why certain needs, desires and emotions have a legitimate place in drawing people into faith in God. Addressing the strongest objections to these types of reasons, he shows how the personal and experiential aspects of belief play an important part in coming to faith and in remaining a believing ...


Theories of Personality: Psychodynamic, Humanistic/Existential, Dispositional and Learning Theories

SGC Production, 2012

“Theories of Personality” speaks in depth of the four major categories of personality theory: psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, dispositional and learning theories. Each theory within these four classifications is attached to a theorist describing in depth the details to his or her theory. These theories of personality are 100 years in the making, and although the theories may conflict one another each theory binds the four ...


Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

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 ...


Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice

Routledge, 2007

Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy promises to be a landmark in the fields of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. A comprehensive revision of its predecessor, The Psychology of Existence , co-edited by Kirk Schneider and Rollo May, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy combines clear and updated guidelines for practice with vivid and timely case vignettes. These vignettes feature the very latest in both mainstream and existential ...


Existential Hypnotherapy
Mark E. King PhD, Charles M. Citrenbaum

The Guilford Press, 1993

Existential philosophy provides a useful theoretical foundation for successful hypnotherapy because it stresses the importance of the client's experience over any preconceived notions or diagnoses. By using the client's reality as the basis of clinical work, the therapist can help the client break self-destructive habits and maintain healthy patterns of behavior without relying solely on behavioral techniques. Presenting an innovative approach ...



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