Clarifying and Furthering Existential Psychotherapy: by Stefan E. Schulenberg

By Stefan E. Schulenberg

This interesting quantity brings jointly best figures throughout existential psychology in a clear-sighted consultant to its present perform and healing chances. Its obtainable but scholarly presentation dispels universal myths approximately existential psychotherapy whereas demonstrating middle equipment and cutting edge recommendations as suitable with the variety of clinicians’ theoretical orientations and sensible approaches.

Chapters evaluation the facts for its healing price, and supply updates on schooling, education, and learn efforts within the box, either within the US and in a foreign country. all through, existential psychotherapy emerges as an essential, versatile, and empirically sound modality in response to the current―and future―promotion of mental well-being.


Highlights of the assurance include: 

  • Emotion, dating, and that means as middle existential perform: evidence-based foundations.

·         Meaning-centered psychotherapy: a Socratic scientific practice.


  • Experience processing as a side of existential psychotherapy: existence enhancement methodology.
  • Structural Existential research (SEA): a phenomenological strategy for healing work. 
  • Experiencing switch: an existential perspective.
  • Creating the area Congress for existential therapy.


Clarifying and Furthering Existential Psychotherapy will spark dialogue and debate between scholars, therapists, researchers, and practitioners in existential psychology, existential psychotherapy, and allied fields in addition to the public. It makes an appropriate textual content for graduate classes in existential remedy, mental theories, and comparable subjects.

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In unpacking the three pillars of existential practice, the first task is to address the research. EBPP practice encourages the utilization of various types of research. Although this can include outcome studies and randomized clinical trials, this is not the only method for establishing an evidence-basis. The type of research should be geared to the research question, not an arbitrary choice of preferred methodology imposed upon all contexts and therapy modalities. Second, clinical expertise or competency refers to assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, interpersonal expertise, utilizing appropriate research to inform therapy, offering a cogent rationale for treatment approach, assessing progress, and other foundational competencies (APA Presidential Task Force on EBPP 2006).

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For Yalom, there is no meaning that innately exists in the world for one to discover, but rather meaning comes from being engaged and committed in the world. For some existentialists, Yalom’s focus on the meaningless aspect is considered too pessimistic (Greening 1992). May (1991) identified meaning as embedded in myths (see also Hoffman 2009b), which are understood as pertaining to how individuals organize their meaning systems. Myths are not untrue, but rather highly symbolic beliefs or beliefs systems that cannot be proven to be true.

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