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Introduction to Existential Therapy
Sat 09 Nov 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: - London


Introduction to Existential Therapy
Saturday 9th November 2013, 10am – 5pm



Tutor: Clare Arnold-Baker

About the workshop


This workshop will provide a broad overview of existential theory through examination and exploration of the various themes found in existential philosophy.  The workshop will also show how these philosophical ideas have been translated into practice and used as an approach to therapy.  Throughout the day, students will be given the opportunity to engage with theory in a practical way and begin to learn some of the basics of key counselling skills.


Course Outline


Morning Session


Theory: Introduction to the course and an overview of the historical context and background of Existentialism. Specific existential themes such as authenticity, freedom, death, choice, responsibility, suffering, meaning and anxiety will be explored.  Major philosophers such as Heidegger and Sartre and practitioners such as Yalom and van Deurzen will be introduced.


Practical Session: Practical exercise and discussion


Afternoon Session


Theory: Introduction to the basic method of applied existential phenomenology in terms of being with, listening and making sense of client material. The four-dimensional model will be considered in relation to a selection of client issues.



Practical Session: Practical work in pairs, using phenomenology and listening for existential themes as well as consideration of issues on the four dimensions of existence.



The day will end with a discussion and concluding remarks.


£120 / £90 NSPC Students and Staff


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Courses will be held at 254-256 Belsize Road, NW6 4BT
Nearest stations: Kilburn High Road (2mins),
Kilburn Park (5mins), Swiss Cottage (15mins)

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