October 8, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The existential perspective is one of many lenses from which to view the individual, the rise and fall of symptoms and dysphoria, and the therapeutic process itself. Existential psychotherapy focuses on several of the main existential concerns that play a role in the individual’s perceptions, behaviors, and development of symptoms throughout the lifespan. This presentation will focus on an exploration of the existential concerns that all humans have to cope with including death, freedom/responsibility, isolation, and meaning. This presentation will also explore the therapeutic advantages of utilizing the existential approach in the therapy room.