The basic goal of existential psychotherapy is
to expand self-awareness, to increase choice potentials, to help clients accept responsibility for choosing, and to help the client experience authentic existence.
According to the existential view, anxiety is seen as
both part of the human condition and a catalyst for authentic living are true.
Which of the following was not part of Stan's work in existential therapy
working on him inauthentic relationship with his siblings.
Philosophically, the existentialists would agree that
the final decision and choices rest with the client, people redefine themselves by their choices, a person can go beyond early conditioning and making choices can create anxiety.
In a group setting, clients learn
both, that there are no ultimate answers for ultimate concerns and that pain is a reality of the human experience are true.
The existential philosophy of therapy includes the notions that
both people are thrust into a meaningless and absurd world and that they are basically alone and people must create their own meanings through their choices.
Which of the following is not true about Rollo May?
He believes that we can only escape anxiety by exercising our freedom.
Existentially, the ideas of freedom and responsibility suggest
oour freedom requires us to accept reponsibility for directing our own life, we are free to chose who we will be, and you cannot have one without the other.
Existentially, we are the authors of out lives in the sens that we create our
destiny, life circumstances, and problems.
Who was the Danish philosopher that addressed the role of anxiety and uncertainty in life?
Extenstientialists contend that the experience of relatedness to other human beings
is healthy if balanced with aloneness.
According to existentialists, our seardh for meaning involves all of the except
exploring unfinished business.
Who among the following talked about the individuals "will power" and the "herd morality?"
According to Yalom, the concerns that make up the core of existential psychodynamics are
death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessnes.
A statement that best illustrates "bad faith" is
Naturally I'm this way, because I grew up in an alcoholic family.
For Sartre, existential guilt is what we experience when
we allow others to define is or to make our choices for us.
Living authentically implies
both being true to our own evaluation of that constitutes a meaningful existence and accepting responsibility for the fact that we create our lives by the choices we make.
Existential therapy is unlike many other therapies in that
it does not have a well-defined set of techniques, it stresses the I/Thou encounter in the therapy process, it focuses on the use of the therapist's self as the core of therapy, and it allows for incorporation of techniques from many other approaches.
Which of the following is not considered a basic dimension of the human condition?
striving for acceptance of others.
The goals of existential therapy include all bue
helping clients to eliminate anxiety in their lives.
When working with a client living a restricted existence, an existential therapist would likely
make the client aware of how their current ways of living are keeping them stuck.
In group work, existential therapists help clients to
both come to terms with the paradoxical nature of living and establish meaningful relationships with others.
From a multicultural perspective, some clients may reject this approach because
their life circumstances provide them with truly limited choices.
The existential approach is particularly well-suited to clients who
are dealing with grief and loss.
Rollo May has been instrumental in translating some concepts drawn from existential philosophy and applying them to psychotherapy
Existential therapy casn best be considered as a system of highly developed techniques to foster authenticity.
Existential therapy grew out of a reaction to the limitations of both the psychoanalytic and deterministic stance.
Existential therapy is rooted in the premise that humans cannot escape from freedom and responsibility
In the existential approach, techniqies are primary, while subjective understanding of clients is secondary.
According to existential thinking, effective therapy does not stop with awareness, for clients are challenged to take action based on their insights.
From the existential viewpoint, anxiety is seen as a neurotic manifestation; thus the aim of therapy is to eliminate anxiety so clients can live comfortably.
The existential therapist sees mo basis for counseling and therapy without recognition of the freedom and responsibility each person possesses.
A major criticism of the existential approach is that it lacks sustematic statements of the principles and practices of psuchotherapy.
The approach puts emphasis on the therapist as a person and the quality of the client/therapist relationship as one of the prime factors in determining the outcomes of therapy.
Martin Buber stressed the importance of presence, which allows for the creation of I/Thou relationships in therapy.
Existential therapy is especially appropriate for clients who are struggling with developmental crises.