PRACTISING EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
Regardless of the model adopted or the approach employed, current research indicates that the one consistently reliable variable impacting upon the beneficial outcome of therapeutic interventions is the relationship itself. This 1-day workshop will equip participants with an applied theoretical understanding of the major inter-relational qualities and skills derived from existential psychotherapy. This unique focus upon the interpersonal qualities will be of value to all practitioners, regardless of their specialist model or approach and will serve to deepen participantsí professional understanding and awareness of key factors arising in any therapeutic relationship.
The workshop provides participants with the unique opportunity to develop their understanding of and ability to practise existential psychotherapy through the particular emphasis of the therapeutic relationship itself. It is presented by one of the foremost teachers in and practitioners of the approach and is derived from his latest textbook Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World (Sage, 2007).
Participants will learn through lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and exploration of case material that they bring to the seminars.
Material To Be Covered in the One-day Seminar
- Overview of the principal ideas and aims of existential psychotherapy
- Descriptively-focused investigation and challenge
- Sedimentation and dissociation of lived experience
About Professor Ernesto Spinelli
Professor Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy and, more recently, the related arenas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered existential psychotherapist as well as an APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Coaching Supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Counselling Psychology. He is Past Chair and a founding member of the Society for Existential Analysis and current Director of ES Associates. Renowned for the ease with which he can introduce and discuss highly complex terms and ideas, Ernesto is a much sought-after lecturer, conference speaker and workshop facilitator.