Existential Man

Existential Man

The Challenge of Psychotherapy

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: Richard E. Johnson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186719

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Existential Man: The Challenge of Psychotherapy presents a therapist's impression of existential man. The book focuses on the personal experiences and conceptual organization of a practicing psychotherapist as a student, client, and therapist. This book is divided into three main topics— foundations, encounters, and directions. In these topics, this text specifically discusses the critical commitment and existential self. The congruent, modified, body, metaphor, and emergent encounters are also deliberated. This compilation likewise covers the end of professionalism, validation of experience, and metaphysics of psychotherapy. This publication is a good reference for students researching on psychotherapy, including those interested in the therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained professional and a client, patient, family, couple, or group.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction



    Part I Foundations

    1 The Critical Commitment

    The Existential Ground

    2 The Existential Ground

    Part II Encounters

    3 The Congruent Encounter

    4 The Modified Encounter

    5 The Body Encounter

    6 The Metaphor Encounter

    7 The Emergent Encounter

    Part III Directions

    8 The End of Professionalism

    The Existential Ground

    9 The Validation of Experience

    The Existential Ground

    10 The Metaphysics of Psychotherapy

    The Existential Ground

    Existential References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 138
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186719

About the Author

Richard E. Johnson

About the Editors

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard Krasner

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