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  1. Aug 10, 2019 · Part III, Chapter Fifteen: The World Handbook of Existential Therapy Orah T. Krug, PhD Introduction Existential-Humanistic (E-H) therapy is a relational and experiential therapy, which focuses on clients’ and therapists’ actual, lived experiences. The goals are to expand experiential awareness and to use the therapeutic relationship to cultivate genuine encounters and real therapeutic ...

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    Existential-Humanistic psychology has played an important role in the treatment of psychopathologies by looking at individuals as a whole person and living in a socially interconnected and holistic world. In order to appreciate how this came about it is important to get an overview of the development of humanistic psychology from a historical, soci...

    Several authors have identified common and unique characteristics of humanistic psychology (Shaffer, 1978; Greenberg & Rice, 1997; Cain, 2002). The five core beliefs that emerge from these authors are: a phenomenological approach; a tendency for a person to attain self-actualization; a holistic perspective and integrated view of a person; that each...

    Phenomenology is the most important core belief of existential-humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. The founders of phenomenology were from Germany: Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). Using this concept, humanism focuses on the unique conscious experience of each human being. So in order to understand the person one ne...

    Based upon foundational principles of existential-humanistic psychology many diversified theories have emerged that directly or indirectly induce social change: existential therapies, transpersonal psychology, positive psychology, meditative therapies, and interpersonal psychodynamic therapy (American Psychological Association Division 32, Humanist...

    Many studies have confirmed the validity of humanistic psychotherapy and reinforced its position in treating the individual, helping their self-esteem, and making a significant contribution in diversified areas of social change (Norcross, et al., 2001; Asay & Lambert, 2002; Richert, 2003; Gazzola & Stalikas, 2004). Research is more limited concerin...

    The social outcomes of existential-humanistic therapy very often results in improving the self-esteem of an individual. Self-esteem has been directly linked to happiness (Shackelford, 2001), academic achievement (Schmidt & Padilla, 2003), divorce (King & Raspin, 2004), social behavior (Schimel, Arndt, Banko, & Cook, 2004), social stigma (Lampropoul...

    Academic achievement and retention are related to many variables, such as self-esteem, gender, social factors, alcohol consumption, and emotional health (Pritchard & Wilson, 2003). Pritchard and Wilson (2003) conducted a study to determine the correlation between emotional health of a student and the GPA. The same study also established the relatio...

    According to a study conducted by Trautwein and Ludtke (2006) that students who achieve high grades improve their self-esteem. Similarly many other variables lead to greater self-esteem (love and encouragement by parents, respected by friends and family, achievement, correlation between hard work, success, and happiness). The social impact of havin...

    Mindfulness has been associated with words such as awareness, spaciousness, concentration, insight, and focused attention. The two basic approaches are: (1) TM-type meditations, where the focus of attention is on a single object (samatha) or the repetition of mantra and (2) mindfulness mediation, where the key factor is to observe the continuous mo...

    Mindfulness makes an individual aware of the origin of their thoughts. Awareness also helps in reducing the fragmentation of the self into a whole. This leads to a better appreciation of the self and creates higher self-esteem. Once an individual feels better about them then only are they able to make a positive contribution to society and the worl...

    The poem 'Guest-House' by Rumi (Barks & Moyne, 2004) beautifully captures the concept of mindfulness in welcoming difficult \\"guests\\" that knock on the doors of our consciousness.

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  3. Aug 11, 2019 · Existential-humanistic therapy came into being in the early 1960’s in the United States with the publication of Rollo May’s edited book Existence (1958).Existence (1958) arrived at a time when humanistic psychology, founded by Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers was gaining popularity by challenging the more prevalent therapeutic approaches of behaviorism and psychoanalysis.

  4. This is a journey of existential-humanistic psychotherapy taken by three people: the client (Allen), the therapist (Dr. Heery), and the supervisor (Dr. Bugental, referred to as Jim hereafter). This is a journey of meaning and transformation for the three of us out of a cage of diagnosis into unknown possibilities. The vehicle is our common ...

  5. Jan 20, 2004 · By Daniel Burston. In “The Secular Cure of Souls” (JSEA, issue 14.2), and a talk delivered to the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education on November 2, 2002, entitled “The Cure of Souls in The Therapeutic State”, Thomas Szasz goes to great lengths to differentiate between himself from R.D. Laing, whose life and work I have studied in some detail.

  6. Jul 30, 2014 · Comparing Three Family Therapies: Experiential, Existential and Humanistic. This family therapy model will examine an experiential, existential and humanistic approach to psychotherapy; namely, Gestalt Therapy. Topics to be explored include: the philosophy of both traditional Gestalt Therapy, Relational Gestalt Therapy and Gestalt Family Therapy.