A day with professor Mick Cooper
Existential therapy - basic principles and how to integrate them into your work
This workshop is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists, and other mental health professionals.
"Existential therapy is a diverse, vibrant, and wonderfully rich tapestry of understandings and methods that has the potential to make a valuable contribution to the work of any counsellor, psychotherapist, or psychologist."
It is one of the oldest forms of therapy, yet still one of the most innovative and radical. Existential therapy is orientated around the development of a deep relational bond with the client, which allows the client to explore the most fundamental aspects of their existence. This includes questions like 'what is the meaning of my life?', 'what choices can I make?', and 'how do I face the limits of my circumstances?'. This workshop introduces participants to the basic principles of existential philosophy and therapy, and looks at how practitioners of all orientations can integrate these ideas and practices into their own work.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to;
- understand the core principles of existential philosophy
- understand the principal aims and forms of existential counselling and psychotherapy
- apply existential understanding of freedom and choice to their therapeutic practice
- apply existential understanding of limitations to their therapeutic practice
- apply existential understandings of meaning and purpose to their therapeutic practice
- Session one - introduction to existential philosophy and therapy
- Session two - working with freedom and choice
- Session three - facing the limitations of existence
- Session four - helping clients find meaning and purpose in life
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Hosted by Samantha Ashdown
Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton.