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Dictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling

Dictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling

First Edition

May 2005 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The 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.

Dictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling

This is a very insightful and sensibly organised text, which contributes greatly to the exciting area of Existential Psychotherapy.

Dr Marie English
Business, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
August 31, 2012

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.

Mr Chris Wohlers
Counselling, KGV College
November 24, 2011

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