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Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Methodology, Practice

Vladimir Shumskiy
Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2010
In Russian
Number of pages: 184
ISBN: 978-5-7598-0794-0

Existential psychology, which has existed since the middle 20th century, has now won a strong position among other psychological areas and is the fastest growing area of psychological theory and practice. Its appeal to the phenomena of freedom, responsibility, and human dignity led psychologists to reconsider their theoretical and practical guidelines and accept the basic views of the existential paradigm, which allows to understand and describe many features of a human being.

The author recreates a complete picture of the existential psychology and psychotherapy, its history and current status as the union of philosophical, theoretical-psychological and operational-methodological components tailored to the psychotherapeutic practice. The novelty of the approach to the topic draws from the introduction to the existential psychology of new the concept of the person as a spiritual individuality.

This book can be useful for students and postgraduate students in psychology and psychotherapy, as well as a wide range of experts in the field of philosophy, social sciences and humanities.