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Hickes, Michael - - 2012
Leeven, Martina - - 2012
Bellou, Maro - - 2012
The present study seeks to analyze the meaning of experience lived by the relatives of a Multiple Sclerosis patient. The methodology employed is hermeneutical phenomenology based on the philosophy of Heidegger. The disease appeared to be experienced as an entity. The experience caused changes in family cohesion as well as ...
Cassar, Simon - - 2012
This study explores how participants experience spirituality, what it means to them and how it affects their lives and relationships. The study reports data from semi-structured interviews with four participants, analysed using IPA. It is suggested that the existential-phenomenological approach can offer a suitable framework for exploring spiritual experiences.
Sheppard, Jan - - 2012
In this paper I explore what I call the habituation of novelty within psychotherapy. I make recommendations for the practice of existential assessment too. Both are informed by the observation that psychotherapy within state-funded settings no longer exists, because the state-funded psychotherapist no longer exists (Szasz, 2003).
Rowan, John - - 2012
An attempt to comment on the low level of attention to the transpersonal in the journal Existential Analysis. In view of the eminent existentialists who have expressed a personal interest in the spiritual realms, this seems odd. Some possible lines of enquiry are pursued.
Florides, Titos - - 2012
This paper offers an account of experiences felt when supporting a severely disabled individual. It discusses the dilemmas that these experiences raised and attempts to explain them using Heideggerian language: Is this individual a 'Dasein' or simply another entity, did this individual 'leap ahead' and open up the author's possibilities ...
Lamont, Neil - - 2012
This paper reflects upon working as an existential practitioner within a time-limited setting, and explores using this limitation to the benefit of the therapeutic endeavour. I offer a brief overview of some key existential thinking on time and temporality, and a review of key definitions of time-limited practice. A case ...
Rae, Gavin - - 2012
This paper shows that while Sartre's account of love relations in Being and Nothingness is famously conflictual, his Notebooks for an Ethics offers a far more positive account. It pays particular attention to the role that each lover's pre-reflective fundamental project plays in shaping the content of their love relationship.
Macgregor, Charlotte - - 2012
This paper explores the relationship between the ideas of Minkowski, a psychiatrist working at the beginning of the 19th century, Sartre, a key existential philosopher, and depression. Minkowski's exploration of the time dimension and Sartre's writings on choice, responsibility and self-construction are considered in relation to depression and psychotherapy.
O'Connor, Ciaran - - 2012
This paper considers Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis in light of a dichotomy between age as a font of wisdom and experience, and, conversely, as a gruesome fate for those that survive youth. It is inspired by my counselling work with disability and infirmity.
Apostolidou, Zoe - - 2012
This paper explores some of the areas of convergence between Tao and Heidegger's thought. More specifically, the analysis touches upon the different manners in which the concepts of totality and interdependence, and being and nothing are encountered in Tao and Heidegger's work and how they are reflected in therapeutic practice.
Paidoussis-Mitchell, Chloe - - 2012
This study explores the lived experiences of six traumatically bereaved women. The participants were interviewed and the data was analysed using a Descriptive Phenomenological approach. Five main themes emerged which revealed the phenomenology of Traumatic Bereavement and an existential model for therapeutic work was proposed.
Hickes, Mike - - 2012
This paper attempts to describe two approaches to psychotherapy: Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy (EPP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), in the context of the governance role of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and its demand for evidence-based practice, exploring how the two modalities interact with each other, where ...
Serning, Niklas - - 2012
Humans naturally interface transparently with tools, thus extending through them. Advancing technology has finally produced tools that begin to match our capacities, integrating them more transparently with our minds. We move from tool users towards cybernetic minds, taking our unique human neuroplasticity to the next level.
Madison, Greg - - 2012
This brief article is designed primarily to continue the dialogue started at the annual SEA conference held in London in November 2011. Below I present some predictions about the evolution of human life on earth. I ask what role existential therapists might have in responding to these developments, if they ...
du Plock, - - 2012
Messenger, Daren - - 2011
Apostolidou, Zoe - - 2011
Radlett, Marty - - 2011
Adams, Martin - - 2011
Iacovou, Susan - - 2011
'Anxiety has a subtle and elusive character that thought can scarcely grasp.' (Macquarrie, 1973,p173). This paper describes the development of the concept of anxiety in psychotherapeutic and philosophical thinking, and defines existential anxiety, comparing and contrasting it to neurotic anxiety, with reference to normal anxiety, without which, the picture would ...
Voller, Diana - - 2011
This paper explores role of the therapists' capacity to be in uncertainty in therapeutic practice, drawing on Keats' concept of 'negative capability', and adapting it to describe an aspect of the psychotherapists' process. The paper proposes that the therapists' capacity to be in uncertainty is an important, but previously underrepresented, ...
da Fonseca, - - 2011
This paper is based on a p henomenological investigation regarding the subjective experience of the awareness of finitude during old-age. Three elders who had already undergone the awareness of finitude were selected and Amadeo Giorgi's method was used in order to describe this lived experience and its respective acts of ...
Belassie, James - - 2011
This paper discusses the role of water imagery in Camus' last complete novel, and relates it to the experience of the absurd. The richness and complexity of meaning that is to be found in the Camus' carefully constructed metaphorical systems demonstrate his virtuosity as a literary philosopher.
Wilberg, Peter - - 2011
The aim of this article is to emphasise the relevance of existential analysis not just to psychotherapy but to both the philosophy and practice of medicine. Its message is that the very division of 'psychotherapy' from 'somatic' medicine runs counter to the philosophical foundations of existential analysis.
Ruzicka, Jiri - - 2011
The author considers a number of issues that are overlooked in psychotherapy, with the result that its identity and purpose are endangered.
Berguno, George - - 2011
Yukio Mishima's novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is one of the most enigmatic texts in world literature. Narrated in the first-person and with a wealth of psychological details about the narrator's past, the novel has, understandably, attracted the attention of psychoanalysts. Psychoanalytic readings of the text, however, have ...
Richards, Christina - - 2011
This paper explores existential themes encountered in therapeutic practice with transsexual (trans) people. Drawing from her experience as a clinician within a large NHS clinic concerned with transgender care the author outlines the nexus of transsexualism with choice, freedom, authenticity, the existential 'givens', facticity and the making of a 'leap ...
Willig, Carla - - 2011
This lecture was given on Wednesday 27th October 2010 at City University's Northampton Suite. It was given on the occasion of my promotion to Professor of Psychology at City University. The audience consisted of academic psychologists (lecturers and researchers from City University and a range of other institutions), research students, ...
Clarke, Colin - - 2011
In this paper, I will be exploring the phenomenon of 'barebacking' or UAI, the practice of unprotected anal intercourse. I will be hoping to clarify how this currently expanding phenomenon, and the reality of the complexity of issues that underpin the practice itself, can be viewed from an existential and ...
Pearce, Richard - - 2011
Drawing on the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, this paper develops an existential approach to sex and sexuality. The initial focus draws on Sartre's early work pertaining to 'being for others', before considering the significance of his later work, in particular his attempts to contextualise the individual within a social and ...
Bazzano, Manu - - 2011
The new injunction is no longer repression but enjoy!--echoing Kafka's libertine father. We are lulled into the false freedom of de-sublimation, where sex is a set of techniques. The alternative? Visceral love, expressed in Sartre's Saint Genet--and Levinas's notion of desire, related to a radical ethical stance.
Barker, Meg - - 2011
This paper considers the relevance of de Beauvoir's work for clients with 'vaginismus'. Focusing on women's relationships to their bodies, partners, and being-for-others more widely, it links de Beauvoir's theories to more recent research, and to a key case study. The importance of therapist awareness of shifting gender roles is ...
du Plock, - - 2011
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