Psych 341- Existential Therapy & Meaning

Psych 341- Existential Therapy & Meaning - Caitlin...

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Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec 1 Wong What might existential therapy look like? Pull out from this article what sorts of things you think might happen in existential therapy and how this might look different from other sorts of therapy. -Existential therapy uses various models of psychotherapy to create meaning from one’s experiences. It equips clients with the necessary tools to navigate negative life experiences and create a life worth living. Therapy would be eclectic in nature, employing whatever technique works best for the individual. It is based in Meaning Therapy which believes that meaning is all we need and relationships are all we have. With this is mind, therapy sessions are relational and these encounters engender authenticity and intimacy in which the therapists tries to touch the client in life-changing ways. From an existential perspective, what is the nature of mental illness? -Mental illness would entail a lack of meaning or ability to create or seek after meaning in one’s
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PSYCH 341 taught by Professor Slife during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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