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Author Iacovou, Susan, author.

Title Existential therapy : 100 key points and techniques / Susan Iacovou and Karen Weixel-Dixon
Edition Dual First
Published London : Routledge, 2015
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Series 100 key points and techniques
100 key points and techniques.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; About the authors; Introduction; Part 1 Existentialism -- Inception to Present Day; 1 What is existentialism?; 2 Historical background, philosophical foundations; 3 The basis of an existential approach to therapy; 4 Existential therapy here and now; Part 2 Theoretical Assumptions; 5 Existence and essence and the concept of self; 6 Being-in-the-world; 7 Being-in-the-world-with-others; 8 The universals of human existence; 9 The ontic and the ontological
10 Existence precedes essence -- creating a self out of nothing11 The contribution of phenomenology; 12 The Phenomenological Method; 13 Intentionality; 14 Noema and noesis; 15 Relatedness and the formation of the self; 16 Inter-subjectivity; 17 Freedom, choice and responsibility; 18 Throwness, limitations and finitude; 19 The centrality of anxiety, loss and suffering; 20 Death and nothingness; 21 Existential guilt; 22 Authenticity and inauthenticity, bad faith and good faith; 23 Meaning and absurdity in a meaningless cosmos; 24 Temporality and orientation towards the future
25 Embodiment and the world26 An existential perspective on sexuality; 27 Consciousness and the unconscious; 28 Absolute truth, the not-knowing and the un-knowing; 29 A theory of emotions; 30 The four worlds: physical, personal, social, spiritual; 31 Worlding, worldview, values and sedimented beliefs; 32 The I, you and we focus; 33 Anti-psychiatry and the social construction of madness; 34 Language and existentialism; Part 3 Existential Phenomenological Therapy in Practice; 3.1 The foundational elements of an existential therapeutic relationship; 35 The therapy environment
36 The initial encounter37 The role of the therapist; 38 The role of the client; 39 Contracting and boundary setting; 40 Assessment from an existential perspective; 41 The aim of existential psychotherapy; 42 The centrality of the therapeutic encounter; 3.2 Key therapeutic tasks; 43 Exploring the four worlds; 44 Mapping the client's worldview; 45 Tuning in to emotions; 46 Presence, immediacy and moving to an I-Thou; 47 Making the implicit, explicit; 48 Choosing and changing; 49 Creating/finding a project, meaning and values; 50 Confronting freedom and limitations
51 Developing an appreciation for the authentic self-in-relation52 Dealing with breakdowns and crises; 53 Being and non-being and the courage to be; 54 Ending therapy; 3.3 Working existentially with what the client brings; 55 Exploring isolation and loneliness; 56 Working with unhappiness and dis-ease; 57 The lessons of guilt and shame; 58 Understanding and managing dilemmas and conflict; 59 Working with paradox, polarities and existential tensions; 60 Coping with death, loss and suffering, and the potential for growth; 61 Supporting the client living with serious or terminal illness
Summary 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 in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 15, 2015)
Subject Psychotherapy.
Existential psychotherapy.
Existentialism -- psychology.
Existential psychotherapy.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Weixel-Dixon, Karen, author.
ISBN 1315709260