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This is an extremely engaging and accessible book: A perfect starting point for those new to existential therapy and also a joy for those who are already familiar with the terrain. Mick writes beautifully as always, clearly summarising all of the key theories and practices as well as offering new synergies and directions, such as how existential therapy might be engaged with pluralistically, and what is to be gained from a focus on metaperception. The excerpts from therapy and everyday examples really bring the ideas to life.
Mick Cooper’s pluralistic practice is embedded in existential principles. In this book he demonstrates deftly that philosophical clarity enhances therapeutic work, no matter what your previous background or experience. He has laid down some well-placed stepping stones to ease the hazardous journey through the turmoil of human existence.
Mick Cooper's Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling: Contributions to a Pluralistic Practice serves as a worthy companion to his earlier, already classic, text Existential Therapies. Always highly accessible without resorting to superficiality or over-generalisation, the book engages, challenges, illuminates and, at times, infuriates.
One of our brightest lights delivers a practical, synergistic account of existential psychotherapy. Mick Cooper brings his passion for existentialism, pluralism, and the core principles underlying them to this superb book and companion website. For those of us committed to fostering authentic relationships, meaning, freedom, and potentiality, this is THE contemporary evidence-based guide!
This is hugely important book and one that I believe is Mick Cooper’s most significant to date. It could only have been written by someone deeply involved in all therapeutic perspectives, not just existentialism, but also and more importantly, in research and psychology.
He brings a wealth of therapeutic and life experience to the book and manages to illuminate some complex practical points with impressive clarity.
This book introduces a timely discussion on what it means to be an existential therapist. Based on his extensive research Professor Cooper offers new ideas about the relational core of psychotherapy and initiates debate about how an existential perspective might embrace or enhance different therapeutic orientations.
A very strong resource for any therapist with an interest in existentialism as a set of ideas and practices. It is learned, erudite, yet rooted and grounded in practice in a thoughtful and helpful way. The ideas are clear and sound, complemented with reflective exercises and thought-provoking questions, and draw upon popular literature and music as well as the more abstruse professional literature.
What a wonderful book this is! Not only is it very good in itself, but it also points the way to how all academic books in the future may have to look. All the way through there are references to websites and videos, and there is even a companion website with a number of extras - not to be found in many books at the moment. This is truly a friendly book, and a more or less ideal presentation of its subject matter.
This is a practical and pragmatic text offering a version of existential therapy that is flexible, integrative and inclusive. Students and trainers would appreciate the down-to-earth way in which the book illustrates the practical application of theoretical ideas to counselling practice, supported by the accompanying website resources. The book ends on a lighter note, with lists of the top 10 existential films to watch, books to read, and songs to sing along to, a nice way of reminding the reader that existential concerns are indeed everyday experiences.
A superb job of pulling material together and helping to advance an integrative alternative into the world of existential and integrative practices. The book enlarges our existential lens, which is very much in keeping with the existential spirit!
What a wonderful book this is! Not only is it very good in itself, but it points the way to how all academic books in the future may have to look. All the way through there are references to websites and videos, and there is even a companion website with a number of extras - not to be found in many books at the moment.
This seems to me the ideal book on the existential approach to therapy: it is complete and yet accessible, and represents a way of presenting material which I am sure will influence future academic writing for the better.
This book highlights the modern perspective on existential psychology and psychotherapy in a clear language. Since I do not know a similar book in German I recommend that book strongly to get an idea of what existential psychotherapy and counselling really are about.
This was a good and thought provoking text book. I will recommend it to individual students who are interested in Existential theory and thinking. I am not adopting it, as it isn't relevant enough to the course I'm currently teaching on.
We as a team loved this book especially all the examples that could be used as exercises with our students
A brilliant book about Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. Will help students to explore their own phenomenology from an Existential perspective and how to then relate this to clients. Cooper makes the point we all: "Stand naked in the storm of life" for me just this saying has brought new insight for me and my client work. A very understandable text and I highly recommend.
Book has been strongly recommended because it delivers expressive synergies between state-of-the-art theory and hands-on practice and training. Also, the combination of offline- and online - learning is supportive for the semi-virtual learning format at our University of Applied Management. Moreover, Cooper delivers new insights in the topic, renewing it in expressive manner.
This book brings a fresh perspective on the subject.An excellent and accessible read.
This book is excellent. The language is clear and explicit. I recommend it highly for any student studying this discipline.