oa Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology - The essentials of existential psychoanalysis

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1445-7377



The purpose of this inquiry was to provide a guide for discussing the essential requirements for existential therapy, in particular within the initial phase. From the responses of a sample of professional therapists, three essential themes have been identified: convenience (that is, having a script that will allow the therapist to reach a rapid understanding of the nature of the client's existential being), mythic familiarity, and an emphasis upon imaginal techniques.

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