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Existential-Humanistic

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Psychotherapy Isn't What You Think: Bringing the Psychotherapeutic Engagement into the Living Moment
by James Bugental
In this exclusive excerpt from his book, renowned existential-humanistic psychologist Jim Bugental reflects on his philosophy of psychotherapy.
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In Search of Self: My Therapy with Rogers, Satir, Bugental, Polster, Yalom, & Maslow
by Deb Hammond
A psychotherapy student assembles her dream team for guidance toward self-actualization.
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Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death
by Irvin Yalom
In this exclusive excerpt from his latest book, Irvin Yalom delves into the ultimate existential concern, and how therapists can help clients in facing death anxiety. Signed copy of book available.
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Working in the Here-and-Now of the Therapeutic Relationship
by Nancy Gunzberg
Working in the here-and-now of the therapeutic relationship requires therapists to be fully engaged, and take risks in revealing themselves. But utilizing the transference and counter-transference makes for rewarding and powerful therapy.
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After the Diagnosis: Helping Patients Cope With their Emotions
by Gary McClain
Psychotherapist Gary McClain discusses the importance of understanding clients' reactions to new diagnoses, the three main responses they have, and advocating for them with healthcare providers.
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If You Kill Yourself, Don’t Make a Mess: Paradoxical Intention with a Suicidal Client
by Dan Williams
In this raw but compelling clinical vignette, therapist Dan Williams uses paradoxical intention in an all-out effort to save his client from committing suicide.
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James Bugental on Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
The late existential-humanistic psychotherapist James Bugental reflects on his life and work. His insistence on therapist and client presence predated the current interest in mindfulness and psychotherapy.
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Irvin Yalom on Existential Psychotherapy and Death Anxiety
Irvin Yalom reflects on instrumental moments in his career as a psychotherapist and writer. This excerpt from his biography, Psychotherapy and the Human Condition, begins with him recalling his first case presentation in medical school.
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Jeffrey Kottler on Being a Therapist
Prolific writer, professor and psychologist Jeffrey Kottler imparts his wisdom and a healthy dose of humor, curiosity and unflinching honesty about the therapist's actual experience in the room with cilents.
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Maria Gonzalez-Blue on Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy
An expressive arts therapist discusses the person-centered foundations of her work, and recounts transformative experiences with individual clients as well as in groups and international settings.
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Diana Fosha on Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
AEDP founder Diana Fosha discusses the journey that led her to create a new model of psychotherapy, the strong community support that ties the AEDP community together and how men have traditionally gotten a bum rap in couples therapy.
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Anita Barrows on Love, Poetry and Autism
Psychologist, poet, translator and autism specialist, Anita Barrows, PhD, shares about the pain that first led her to psychotherapy, the importance of bringing love into our work, her identity as a poet, and entering the world of autistic children.
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Thomas Moore on the Soul of Psychotherapy
Drawing upon his background in religion, psychology and the arts, Care of the Soul author, Thomas Moore, shares about the wisdom of creating a "psychotherapy of one's own."
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Gary Greenberg on the DSM and Its Woes
Psychotherapist and muckraking author, Gary Greenberg, shares the critical insights—and skepticism—that formed the basis of his two best-selling books, Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease and The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.
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