Existential Psychotherapy

A Genetic-Phenomenological Approach

Authors: Sousa, Daniel

  • Sheds light on how existential psychotherapy works in practice
  • Makes the case of how an evidence based-practice is integrated with an existential approach
  • Highlights the relational stances and the therapeutic techniques of existential psychotherapy 
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This book presents a genetic-phenomenological approach of existential psychotherapy, articulating its theoretical underpinnings with principles supported by scientific evidence and concluding with clinical examples.The volume also offers a clear perspective about the relational stances and the therapeutic interventions of existential psychotherapy and how both can be combined and applied in the clinical practice. It begins with an overview and update on psychotherapy research, from which a set of therapeutic principles are drawn. It then conceptualizes the theoretical underpinnings of the genetic-phenomenological approach, based on three main aspects: inner-time consciousness, the experiential self, and the passive synthesis theory. It concludes with practical examples of case conceptualizations and clinical cases. This work is particularly relevant for trainees, students, and professionals of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, but also other mental health professionals that work in the area of the psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions.

About the authors

Daniel Sousa is Director of the ISPA Clinic, a university-based clinic, in Lisbon, Portugal. He earned his Ph.D in psychotherapy, and has been developing research on existential therapy, the therapeutic relationship, and feedback systems. He is a founder member of the Portuguese Society for Existential Psychotherapy.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Scientific Research into Psychotherapy

    Sousa, Daniel

    Pages 1-83

  • Static and Genetic Phenomenology

    Sousa, Daniel

    Pages 85-127

  • Existential Psychotherapy: The Genetic-Phenomenological Approach

    Sousa, Daniel

    Pages 129-183

  • Practical Applications and Clinical Case

    Sousa, Daniel

    Pages 185-215

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95217-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95216-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Existential Psychotherapy
Book Subtitle
A Genetic-Phenomenological Approach
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95217-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95217-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95216-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 231
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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