Existential-Humanistic (E-H) approaches have a long and rich tradition in psychotherapy. Grounded in a philosophical tradition that emphasises the transformation of objective experience into subjective meaning, E-H therapists offer anappreciation of the unique perspective we bring to our worlds, and try to identify and illuminate the protective patterns that both constrict and support our survival.
In this concise guide, authors Krug and Schneider show readers how to apply the principles of E-H therapy to the practice of clinical supervision. With the skilful use of case examples - including excerpts from Dr Schneider's companion DVD, Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy Supervision, also available from the American Psychological Association, the authors demonstrate how E-H supervisors can embody the key ingredients of the E-H therapeutic approach,including empathy, acceptance, and genuineness, in order to create safe, collaborative, and supportive relationships with clients.
E-H supervisors teach trainees how to enter their clients' self-constructed worlds, using their own personal contexts to develop responsiveness to clients, while also cultivating the "presence" that enables genuine encounters and realtherapeutic change.
- 1. Essential Dimensions of Supervision, Consultation and Training in E-H Therapy.
- 2. Teaching Models, Methods and Techniques in E-H Therapy
- 3. Excerpts from a Transcript of Two Supervisory Sessions
- 4. Handling Common Training /Consultation Issues
- 5. Supervisory Development and Sel Care
- 6. Research and Supportforthe E-H Training Approach
- 7. Future Directions
Orah Krug has been clinical director of training and education at the Existential-Humanistic Institute of San Francisco (EHI), USA since its inception in 1997, where she oversees its educational offerings, developing the curriculum and theprogrammatic structures for the varied training programs.
Kirk Schneider, a leading spokesperson for contemporary Existential-Humanistic psychology, is a graduate of Saybrook University, USA.