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Dictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling by Emmy Van Deurzen
Book DescriptionThe Dictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling is a comprehensive lexicon of existential terms, their meaning and application. With over 350 entries (cross-referenced throughout), the book is the ideal companion to studying the the ideas of existential pioneers, such as Kierkegaard, Heidegger and Sartre. Drawing on their experience as existential practitioners, Emmy van Deurzen and Raymond Kenward achieve the difficult task of making complex philosophical concepts accessible and practically relevant. Through the use of illustrative quotations and examples, they translate existential terminology into everyday language and show how the ideas are employed in practice. They also examine associated themes such as sexuality and religion and appraise the main strengths, weaknesses and limits of the existential approach. The Dictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling will be invaluable to all trainees and practitioners of the existential approach and to all counsellors and psychotherapists who recognise the centrality of philosophical concepts to their practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761970958
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emmy Van Deurzen
Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy, Paperback (May 2016)
This book is the definitive practical introduction to a skills-based approach in existential therapy. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent thinking, and includes a companion website with author videos explaining each chapter's underpinning theory, and demonstrating the principles in practice.
Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy, Hardback (June 2015)
This is a fully updated edition of a classic guide to existential psychotherapy by a leading practitioner in the field. It examines the personal and subjective dimensions of psychotherapy, drawing on case studies and the author s own experiential observations.
Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy, Paperback (November 2013)
This text shines the light of existential thought on relationships, showing how an awareness of these theories can enrich practice. Taking in common issues clients bring to therapy, this text written by an internationally renowned team is a vital read for both those working existentially and those accessing existential thought for the first time.
Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by Emmy Van Deurzen
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.
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Author Biography - Emmy Van Deurzen
Emmy van Deurzen is an international authority on existential therapy, who lectures worldwide and whose work has been translated into many languages. She is the founder and principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London and a visiting professor with Middlesex University. She also directs Dilemma Consultancy and the Existential Academy, in London and Sheffield. She was previously the founder and first Dean of the School of Psychotherapy at Regent's College and she was also the first chair of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. It was her initiative in forming the Society for Existential Analysis and its journal Existential Analysis, in 1988, the same year this book was first published, which established the field of existential psychotherapy and counselling in the United Kingdom.
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