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.
- Covers the theoretical background and history of Existential Therapy
- Examines phenomenological practice - the center of Existential Therapy
- Addresses the necessary characteristics of the therapist as a person
- Discusses surviving as an existential psychotherapist
- Explores qualities of good living
- Looks at the process of therapy and the nature of change
- Deals with misconceptions about the Existential approach
Always linking Existential principles with therapeutic practice, this book provides a much needed resource both for those at the beginning of their training and also for more experienced practitioners keen to expand their knowledge. Explaining the ideas of Existential philosophy concisely yet without oversimplification, the authors make the Existential approach accessible to all those who wish to find out what it has to offer.