We’re delighted that internationally recognised expert in this diverse and vibrant form of therapy, Mick Cooper, will deliver this exciting workshop for us.
The workshop is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals. Existential therapy is a diverse, vibrant, and wonderfully rich tapestry of understandings and methods that has the potential to make a valuable contribution to the work of any counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist. It is one of the oldest forms of therapy, yet still one of the most innovative and radical. Existential therapy is orientated around the development of a deep relational bond with the client, which allows the client to explore the most fundamental aspects of their existence. This includes questions like: ‘What is the meaning of my life?’ ‘What choices can I make?’ and ‘How do I face the limits of my circumstances?’ This workshop introduces participants to the basic principles of existential philosophy and therapy, and looks at how practitioners of all orientations can integrate these ideas and practices into their own work.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Understand the core principles of existential philosophy
Understand the principal aims and forms of existential counselling and psychotherapy
Apply existential understanding of freedom and choice to their therapeutic practice
Apply existential understanding of limitations to their therapeutic practice
Apply existential understandings of meaning and purpose to their therapeutic practice
Session 1: Introduction to existential philosophy and therapy
Session 2: Working with freedom and choice
Session 3: Facing the limitations of existence
Session 4: Helping clients find meaning and purpose in life
The workshop combines self-development exercises, theoretical input, practical exercises, and small and large group discussion.
The workshop is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.
Sunday 1st March 2020 9.30am to 5pm
3 Carment Drive, Glasgow, G41 3PP
Early bird price £85 (until 1st December)
Full price £95
Refreshments and Lunch included