Existential Psychotherapy the Genetic-Phenomenological Approach: Beyond a Dichotomy Between Relating and Skills

@article{Sousa2014ExistentialPT,
  title={Existential Psychotherapy the Genetic-Phenomenological Approach: Beyond a Dichotomy Between Relating and Skills},
  author={Daniel Bartoli de Sousa},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={69-77}
}
There is a lack of clarity about the technical interventions of existential psychotherapy. The approach has been described dichotomously as being more descriptive or more hermeneutic, as being anti-technique or relying on intervention exclusively experiential nature. This paper presents a genetic-phenomenological approach of existential psychotherapy and argues that it uses both postures and therapeutic techniques that are interconnected and influence each other in the therapeutic process. The… CONTINUE READING

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