Discussion: Existential-humanistic therapy

Discussion: Existential-humanistic therapy

Discussion: Existential-humanistic therapy

For Part 1, select a client whom you observed or counseled this week (other than the client used for this week’s Discussion). Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

Discussion: Existential-humanistic therapy References

Michael Price, M. (2011). Searching for meaning. American Psychological Association. Vol. 42, No.10. P. 58

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Ethics in psychotherapy. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 185–198). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/12345-010

Discussion: Existential-humanistic therapy Required Media

Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2013). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Clinical supervision follow-up [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2015d). On a hamster wheel [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Bugental, J. (n.d.). Existential-humanistic psychotherapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Discussion: Existential-humanistic therapy Optional Resources

May, R. (n.d.). Rollo May on existential psychotherapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Steinert , T. (2016). Ethics of coercive treatment and misuse of psychiatry. Psychiatric Services. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201600066.


Discussion: Existential-humanistic therapy Instructions

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