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The Art of the Psychotherapist: How to Develop the Skills that take Psychotherapy Beyond Science

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The author tries to aid therapists, of different orientations, who intend doing depth, life-changing work to extend the range and power of their own perspectives”. ‘Depth psychotherapy’, as the author explains, values subjective experience as primary for examining and changing the way we have answered the ‘big’ questions of life, the existential questions of life. Questions such as how do I live? Who am I? What do I want from my life? The book is wise, imaginative and practical. Copious clinical examples of patient and therapist dialogue aid this communication. There’s even an appendix with suggestions and exerises to develop the principles within the book.

This course is based on the book, The Art of the Psychotherapist: How to Develop the Skills that take Psychotherapy Beyond Science created by Bugental, James, Ph.D. in 0.

Publication Date:

First Edition

Course Material Author

Bugental, James, Ph.D.

James Bugental has been a leading figure of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy since the publication of his ground-breaking book The Search for Authenticity in 1965. Since then he has produced other classics such as Psychotherapy and Process, and The Art of the Psychotherapist. His contributions have challenged and inspired the work of thousands of clinicians.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the art of psychotherapy. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to to identify the characteristics of life-changing psychotherapy

  2. to gain an understanding of the 13 dimensions that are intended to foster greater depth and scope for therapists own subjectivity and to encourage client discovery of his or her subjectivity

  3. to be able to contrast between objective and subjective perspectives in psychotherapy

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Course Retired
Course Number 4020
12 credit hours
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