Dictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Emmy van Deurzen - New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London
- Raymond Kenward - West Kent NHS & Social Care Trust
Counselling Psychology | Existential Counselling
(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.
This is a very insightful and sensibly organised text, which contributes greatly to the exciting area of Existential Psychotherapy.
This book is excellent - it offers insight and information in a very accessible and relevant way. The reader gets a real sense of the subject matter and the expertise of the author.