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    DescriptionExistential therapy has been practiced and continues to be practiced in many forms and situations throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure, and analysis of its tenets, and an evaluation of its usefulness. Irvin Yalom, whose Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has rendered such a service to that discipline since 1970, provides existential psychotherapy with a background, a synthesis, and a framework.Organized around what Yalom identifies as the four "ultimate concerns of life"--death, freedom, existential isolation, and meaninglessness--the book takes up the meaning of each existential concern and the type of conflict that springs from our confrontation with each. He shows how these concerns are manifested in personality and psychopathology, and how treatment can be helped by our knowledge of them.Drawing from clinical experience, empirical research, philosophy, and great literature, Yalom has written a broad and comprehensive book. It will provide an intellectual home base for those psychotherapists who have sensed the incompatability of orthodox theories with their own clinical experience, and it opens new doors for empirical research. The fundamental concerns of therapy and the central issues of human existence are woven together here as never before, with intellectual and clinical results that will surprise and enlighten all readers.


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    Title
    Existential Psychotherapy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Irvin D. Yalom
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465021475
    ISBN 10: 0465021476
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MMJT
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    DC22: 616.89
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A67400000
    DC19: 616.89
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF3
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022000, PSY028000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC489.E93Y
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC489.E93 Y34
    Thema V1.0: QDHR5, MKMT
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    08 December 1980
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundation's Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, Every Day Gets a Little Closer (with Ginny Elkin), and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy.
    Table of contents
    * Introduction Death * Life, Death, and Anxiety * The Concept of Death in Children * Death and Psychopathology * Death and Psychotherapy Freedom * Responsibility * Willing Isolation * Existential Isolation * Existential Isolation and Psychotherapy Meaninglessness * Meaninglessness * Meaninglessness and Psychotherapy * Epilogue