A New Look at Existential Psychotherapy
Keshen, Aaron, American Journal of Psychotherapy
Existential psychotherapy has remained on the fringes of the mainstream practice of psychotherapy. One reason for its limited acceptance is that the literature has tended to be convoluted and existential psychotherapists' ideas heterogeneous. Another reason is the dearth of empirical validation studies. What if a more succinct, well-defined and research-friendly model of existential psychotherapy could be developed? An argument against such a manualized approach is that making the model more mechanized and structured goes against some of the tenets of existential psychotherapy. Another argument is that the heterogeneity of the field prohibits manualization of existential psychotherapy. …
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Publication information: Article title: A New Look at Existential Psychotherapy. Contributors: Keshen, Aaron - Author. Journal title: American Journal of Psychotherapy. Volume: 60. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 1, 2006. Page number: 285+. © American Journal of Psychotherapy 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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