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Re-visioning existential therapy, counter-traditional perspectives, edited by Manu Bazzano

Re-visioning existential therapy, counter-traditional perspectives, edited by Manu Bazzano
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Re-visioning existential therapy
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edited by Manu Bazzano
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counter-traditional perspectives
Re-Visioning Existential Therapy is a collection of essays from leading practitioners and theorists around the globe which questions some of the key tenets of traditional existential therapy. The book enlightens, stimulates, and provokes the reader out of complacency. It expands the breadth and scope of the approach, discusses recent developments in psychotherapy and philosophy, and aligns existential therapy to a progressive, radical, and counter-traditional ethos. Through clinical studies, personal reflections, discussions on aspects of theory, and exciting links to art, literature, and contemporary culture, these very diverse and wide-ranging contributions take existential therapy into the fertile wilderness of shared experience. Through renewed links to seminal writers, it captures the subversive spirit, the deep compassion, the unflinching gaze and playfulness that is at the heart of the approach. The book will share knowledge and enthusiasm for the practice of existential therapy in order to encourage therapists and trainees to partake of the joys and challenges of existential practice
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsement -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of contents -- Notes on contributors -- Introduction -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- References -- Part I The risk of communication -- 1 Is relatedness a normative ideal? -- To translate is to betray -- Was Heidegger a phenomenologist? -- Mother's cooking -- Relatedness as normative ideal -- Unholy trinity -- Negation and the risk of communication -- The city and the city -- Identity-thinking -- Exiting the house of Being -- References -- 2 Existential aspects of experiencing -- IntroductionExperiencing as translation from the language of existential philosophy into the language of psychology and psychotherapy -- Experiencing as a process -- Experiencing as activity -- Hope and despair -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 3 Learn to forget: A Nietzschean revaluation of forgetting in psychotherapy -- Forgetting -- Rupture -- Revaluation of all values -- On the genealogy of morality -- Active forgetting -- The therapeutic relationship -- Child's play -- Conclusion -- References -- 4 fragments of (an) existential discourse -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- References5 Where angels fear to tread: A lived experience of striptease -- Introduction -- The body that points out and the body that speaks -- What would it feel like to be her, to be so in control, so seemingly comfortable in one's skin? -- What would it feel like to be able to harness and modulate one's sexual energy to tease and seduce another person or an audience? -- The mutinous body -- The fragility of mind-body integration -- Teasestrip -- Inhabiting the body of love -- X-rated. The strip: the flow and gift of pleasure -- Conclusion -- References6 Existential therapy: Relational creative engagement in action -- Introduction -- Ballet training and therapy training -- No dancing by numbers -- The power of the group vs. trusting myself -- Supervision as assessment -- General assumptions about existential therapy -- Small talk and self-disclosure -- Ditching linear thinking -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II Compliance and emancipation -- 7 Psychotherapy in an age of stupidity -- Introduction -- Existential individuation -- Compliance and emancipation -- Heteronomy and dividuation -- Alienation and inauthenticity -- Atrophy of the noeticAnamnesis -- In the beginning was exteriority -- Communalization -- Tribal enclaves -- Shepherds of stupidity -- Acting out -- References -- 8 Authenticity and difference: Heidegger's ontological problem -- Introduction -- Being and authenticity -- Of death and taxes -- We are also what we are not -- 'The Anyone' and concrete others -- Difference, ambiguity and tradition -- Closing thoughts -- References -- 9 Radical existentialism is manuski: Existentially influenced psychoanalytic psychotherapy -- Introduction -- Philosophy as Mandelbrot set -- Buffet philosophy -- Existential soup
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