Existential Practice Training Part 1

Learn how Existential Philosophy is Located in Practice

This Foundation Course is over 3 days and comprises 18 hours training*

Facilitators: Dr Alison Strasser & Adam McLean

If you are a practising psychotherapist, counsellor, psychology, coach or social worker who would like to incorporate existential themes and concepts into your practice, this Foundation Course is for you. The Foundation course provides an intensive introduction to the fundamental philosophical concepts that inform the practice of existential counselling and psychotherapy. It includes an overview of the major philosophers and a critique of their similarities and differences.

The module will encompass:

  • Philosophical foundations
  • Introduction to the Wheel of Existence
  • Time and Beginnings
  • Exploration of the Existential Givens
  • Worldview and Sedimented Beliefs
  • Integrating a phenomenological understanding of relationship

Alison Strasser DProf (Psychotherapy & Counselling), MA, BA Hons
Alison is a practising psychotherapist, coach and supervisor. She is also an educator with a passion for imparting how existential themes can be integrated into every therapeutic approach. She was instrumental in creating the existential curriculum for many counselling and psychotherapy trainings in Australia and her doctorate focused on the process of supervision, work that led to a framework for supervisor training, now a major component of CEP’s annual program.

Adam McLean M Counselling, Grad Dip Psych/Couns, BCHC, BN
Adam is a clinical psychotherapist, supervisor, educator and trainer with over 30 years experience and a continuing interest in the human capacity for opening up to the possibilities in life. He is recognised as a leading group therapist and supervisor and provides training in both areas. In addition to leading groups, Adam has developed a group leadership training program that is underpinned by Yalom’s process approach.


CPD Hours: 

This event counts as 18 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.


04/03/2020 - 06/03/2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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