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Existential Perspectives on Human Issues

A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice

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Existential Perspectives on Human Issues offers students, teachers and practitioners alike a definitive handbook for the practice of existential psychotherapy. For the first time leading figures from the existential field...

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Existential Perspectives on Human Issues offers students, teachers and practitioners alike a definitive handbook for the practice of existential psychotherapy. For the first time leading figures from the existential field have been brought together to discuss a wide range of issues fundamental to human existence and consequently therapeutic work with clients.Divided into four parts, the book presents different dimensions of living; physical, social, personal and spiritual. Each chapter gives a brief overview of the literature on the topic under discussion as well as a historical background. Theory and practice are addressed with case illustrations highlighting particular relevance. Critical considerations, possible drawbacks and research needs are additionally detailed and suggested further reading is given.

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Contributions from wellestablished existential practitioners, from an international background
Elucidates perspectives on development and sexuality not previously written about
Gives a clear, concise account of all dimensions of human existence, with lively case studies

Preface; E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker
Introduction; E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker
PART 1: OVERVIEW
Philosophical Background; E.van Deurzen
Therapeutic Background; M.Cooper
PART 2: PHYSICAL DIMENSION
Introduction to the Physical Dimension; E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker
Procreation; C.Arnold-Baker & M.Donaghy
Human Development; S.Kirby
The Body and Sexuality; R.Swynnerton & P.Smith-Pickard
Eating Problems; K.J.Schneider & Z.Fitzgerald-Pool
Addiction; S.Du Plock & J.Fisher
Death; M.Cooper & M.Adams
PART 3: SOCIAL DIMENSION
Introduction to the Social Dimension; E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker
Language; M.Harding
Dialogue and Communication; L.Moja-Strasser
Emotions; E.van Deurzen
Relationships; E.van Deurzen & D.Tantam
Families; A.Stadlen & N.Stadlen
Groups; D.Tantam
PART 4: PERSONAL DIMENSION
Introduction to the Personal Dimension; E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker
Self; E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold Baker
Authenticity and Inauthenticity; J.Pollard
Anxiety and Engagement; S.Kirby & N.Kirkland-Handley
Depression and Apathy; C.Arnold Baker
Loss and Bereavement; G.MadisonS.Young
PART 5: SPIRITUAL DIMENSION
Introduction to the Spiritual Dimension; E.van Deurzen & C.Arnold-Baker
Interpretation, Explanation or Understanding; H.W.Cohn
Time and Purpose; F.Strasser & K.Weixel-Dixon
Values and Beliefs; B.Jacobson
Political and Ideological Issues; M.Milton
Meaning and Transformation; M.Heery & J.F.T.Bugental
A New Ideology; E.van Deurzen
Conclusion; E.van Deurzen &
 C.Arnold-Baker.
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EMMY VAN DEURZEN is the founder and director of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is a chartered counselling psychologist and registered existential psychotherapist. She is past chair of the UKCP, UPCA, the Psychotherapy section of the BPS, and of the Society for Existential Analysis, which she founded. She created Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and is an honorary professor in psychotherapy with Schiller International University and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation at the University of Sheffield. She currently serves as external relations officer to the European Association for Psychotherapy.

CLAIRE ARNOLD-BAKER is the Course...

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EMMY VAN DEURZEN is the founder and director of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is a chartered counselling psychologist and registered existential psychotherapist. She is past chair of the UKCP, UPCA, the Psychotherapy section of the BPS, and of the Society for Existential Analysis, which she founded. She created Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and is an honorary professor in psychotherapy with Schiller International University and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation at the University of Sheffield. She currently serves as external relations officer to the European Association for Psychotherapy.

CLAIRE ARNOLD-BAKER is the Course Co-ordinator of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is a visiting faculty member of Schiller International University and the Chair of the Education and Publications Committee of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA).

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