An existential framework for understanding the counseling needs of clients.

@article{Spillers2007AnEF,
  title={An existential framework for understanding the counseling needs of clients.},
  author={Cindy S Spillers},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={191-7}
}
PURPOSE To offer an existential framework for understanding some of the emotional and grieving issues that can accompany communication disorders. METHOD A narrative review of selected existential psychology literature is provided. I. Yalom's (1980, 1986) model is used as a foundation to explore the 4 existential issues of death, freedom/responsibility, loneliness, and meaninglessness. This model is then applied to communication disorders based on the work of D. Luterman (1984, 2001). These 4… CONTINUE READING

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