Introduction to Existential Psychotherapy
- 12th Jun '20 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
The aim of this workshop is to provide a brief overview of existential theory through examination of the various themes found in existential philosophy. The workshop will also show how these philosophical ideas have been translated into practice and used as an approach to therapy. Participants will be given the opportunity to engage with the theory in a practical way.
A brief overview of the historical context and background of Existentialism will be given; before the existential themes of temporality, death, self, freedom, choice, anxiety, guilt, authenticity and inauthenticity, meaning and limit situations will be examined.
Dr Claire Arnold-Baker is an existential therapist, counselling psychologist and supervisor. She is Course Leader for the DCPsych programme and Academic Manager at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, where she also teaches and supervises doctoral research. Claire co-edited Existential Perspectives on Human Issues with Emmy van Deurzen, with whom she also co-authored Existential Therapy: Distinctive Features. Claire’s new edited book The Existential Crisis of Motherhood is due to be published in 2020.