Existential psychotherapy.

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The history of existential psychotherapy and its variants is discussed. Existential theories of personality and psychopathology are described. The goals of existential therapy, assessment procedures, the process of therapy, strategies and interventions, interpretation, education, exploring the givens of existence, healing through meeting, insight, acceptance, culture and gender, and adaptation to special problem areas are addressed. Empirical support for existential therapy is reviewed. An illustrative case is provided. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationTwenty-first century psychotherapies: Contemporary approaches to theory and practice
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pages237 - 276
ISBN (Print)978-0-471-75223-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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