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A Disorder 4 Everyone: Existential Therapy: A Non-Pathologizing Way of Supporting People

October 6, 2022


10:00am-12:30pm BST

In this AD4E online workshop Prof Emmy van Deurzen will introduce existential therapy and its long tradition of anti-labelling. She will show some of the different ways in which the existential tradition has tackled problems in living without medicalising people’s issues, introducing contributions from Binswanger, Jaspers, Sartre, Laingand Szasz. Alongside this formal content, with its many inspirational ideas, there will be ample time to consider practical applications and illustrations and to discuss the ideas in group discussion.

This workshop is aimed at counsellors and pschotherapists but is open to anyone who has an interest in non pathologizing ways of supporting people.

CPD certificates available on request.

Emmy's Bio

Emmy is a philosopher, counselling psychologist and existential therapist, who has worked with people on transformative life experiences for 49 years. She is a visiting professor in psychology and psychotherapy with Middlesex University and is the founder Director of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and the Existential Academy, in London.

She is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and an Honorary Life Member of the European Association for Psychotherapy, the Federation of Existential Therapists in Europe and the Society for Existential Analysis.

Emmy has published eighteen books, and amongst these her classic books Everyday Mysteries and Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice are the most relevant for this workshop. She is currently completing a book on the Existential Art of Freedom for Penguin Books.

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