Existential Psychology: Theories and Interventions   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PP 626 - Existential Psychology: Theories and Interventions

This course is designed to present and overview of the field of existential psychology, including the basic foundations of conducting psychotherapy using the existential approach, the existential viewpoint, its major theories, and its application to helping patients to live a meaningful life.  Students will acquire and demonstrate knowledge of effective psychotherapeutic techniques and modalities in this area.  Salient topics include the philosophical and psychological contributions of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Binswanger, Boss, Rollo May, Ernest Becker, Viktor Frankl, Irvin Yalom, and several others. (2 credits)