Existential Therapies: Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Practices

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25/09/2018 - 26/09/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Loft & Earth

2 day workshop

Facilitator: Professor Mick Cooper

Following the release in 2017 of the second edition of his seminal work Existential Therapies, Professor Mick Cooper returns to Sydney in September 2018 to present an exciting 2 day workshop that will explore the wide range of interpretations of existential therapy in practice. If you have a working knowledge of existential theory and practice, this will be a great opportunity to broaden both your practice and your understanding. If you are new to the existential field, come explore the many ways that existential themes and concepts can be woven into any mode of practice.

The Workshop

Dream work and death, meaning and morality…… the field of existential therapies is a rich and diverse set of ideas and practices that can contribute to the work of psychotherapists, counsellors, and psychologists of any orientation. The aim of this 2 day workshop is to introduce you to this field in all its diversity and to explore the similarities and differences across the existential approaches.

Following Mick’s in-depth introduction to existential philosophy, you will explore with him the existential approaches of daseinanalysis, meaning-oriented approaches, the American existential-humanistic tradition, and the existential-phenomenological/British school. This exploration will encompass the work of key figures such as Irvin Yalom, Victor Frankl, R. D. Laing, Emmy van Deurzen, and Ernesto Spinelli. You will also have an opportunity to explore how your own perspective and practices align with these different approaches. These highly experiential 2 days will encompass self-reflective exercises, skills practice, discussion, as well as theoretical input.

What you will walk away with:

  • An understanding of how much existential philosophy and therapy is open to interpretation
  • Knowledge of how the key philosophical ideas provide important questions and opportunities for self-reflection for both clients and practitioners
  • A deeper understanding of the numerous ways that the philosophy can be integrated into any existing practice
  • An awareness of where you sit, as a counsellor or therapist, on the continuum of existential practice

Cost: $590/$520 Early Bird (Early Bird payments by 4 Sept 2018)

Registration: 9.00 am

* To receive the “Early Bird” Discount, your payment must be received on or before the advertised Early Bird cut-off date.

This event counts as 12 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

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