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The Benefits Of Existential Therapy

- In this paper, I describe the history and tenants of existential therapy and relate these to my personal views on psychotherapy. I will expand on the purpose of therapy from an existential perspective, my role as an existential therapist, the clients’ perspective of existential therapy, and the client/counselor relationship in existential therapy. The benefits and inadequacies of existential therapy will be discussed with regard to multiculturalism. Lastly, I will highlight the effectiveness, treatment outcomes, and limitations of existential therapy....   [tags: Existentialism, Existential therapy]

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The Experience of Alienation and Existential Crisis

- The unique features of a local environment always give special characteristics to its inhabitants. The living environment has a large influence on people. For example, customs, traditions and cultural changes in their environment due to the psychological and ideological. With the development of society, people are not limited to living in their own home, for various reasons, will go a different place to live or work. However, strange and adapt to a new environment for the first time will become more evident, and even feel alienated and existential crisis....   [tags: living environment, culture, customs]

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Humanistic Psychology And Existential Psychology

- Humanistic and Existential Psychology are influential of each other, both include the “meaning of our existence, the role of free will, and the uniqueness of each human” (Burger, 2015) This paper will review three articles written by influential psychologists of their time, Maslow, Rogers, and Frankl. The review of each will include a summary, how well the contents connects to the humanistic or existential psychology, and if their ideas still have a relevant application in today’s environment. The first article for review by Viktor Frankl, an existential psychologist, Logotherapy and Existentialism, was written in 1967....   [tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Existentialism]

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Existential Therapy : A Dynamic Approach

- Introduction Existential therapy (ET) is a dynamic approach that focuses on issues and concerns that are imbedded in the individual’s existence (Yalam, 1980). ET is based on the view of “specific forces, motives and fears that interact in the individual” (Yalam, 1980). The purpose of ET is to help clients in making choices based on their belief system, accept reasonability for their actions and the outcomes, whether positive or negative, and find meaning in their life (Eliason, Samide, Williams & Lepore, 2010)....   [tags: Meaning of life, Existentialism]

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An Existential Crisis By Saul Bellow

- Saul Bellow’s novel Seize the Day has personal relevance to me, because, in some ways, the story of Tommy Wilhelm is the story of my father. They both face a world that they neither belong in nor understand. They both have violent tantrums that reveal the emotional maturity of a child. They both victimize themselves by complaining about the supposed injustices that the world has committed against them. Wilhelm and I both experience an existential crisis partly due to our fathers, although we are in two very different stages in life....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life, Life, Anxiety]

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An Existential Identity By Way Of Language

- An Existential Identity by Way of Language In Rights to Identity: An Analysis of Trethewey’s “What is Evidence,”“After your Death,” and “June 1863” in Natasha Trethewey’s “ Native Guard” I made the connection between Trethewey’s effort to write the untold history of African American soldiers to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Danger of a Single Story TED Talk. Adichie states, “All of these stories make me who I am. But to insist on only these negative stories is to flatten my experience and to overlook the many other stories that formed me....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Artificial Intelligence, Are They Existential Threat?

- Artificial Intelligence, are they an existential threat to us. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the area of computer science focusing on creating machines that can engage on behaviors that humans consider intelligent. The ability to create intelligent machines has intrigued humans since ancient times and today with the advent of the computer and 50 years of research into AI programming techniques, the dream of smart machines is becoming a reality. These smart machines can mimic human’s thought, understand speech, and do other countless things that was not possible before....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer, Transhumanism]

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Existential Therapy : Behavioral Therapy

- Psychology is the study of the mind which covers a wide range of characteristics like behaviors, emotions, and perceptions from the conscious to the unconscious. There is an abundance of theories and therapeutic procedures for therapists to incorporate into their practice. Every client is different and it is important for the therapist to recognize which therapeutic approach is best suited for the individual. Existential therapy, behavioral therapy, and reality therapy are three different approaches that can be integrated into one’s practice and counseling model....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Therapy]

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Murakami as an Existential Writer

- Existentialism is a 20th century philosophy and school of literature that holds that life is meaningless and chaotic, and any abstract theories about it are useless. All that exists is the world of phenomena as perceived by our senses. Whatever metaphysical concept that lies behind this world is not only impossible to know and understand, but also holds no significant value. The only choice we have to make in life is to accept this world with a kind of determined joy, to discipline ourselves, and to defy the emptiness and the chaos by finding our own meaning in life (“Friedrich Nietzsche Part 4”)....   [tags: Philosophy, Writing]

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Existential Crisis In Mrs. Dalloway

- While she is buying flowers for her party, Mrs. Dalloway has an existential crisis regarding the meaning of life and the inevitability of death. She reflects on the atmosphere of the London streets and her old suitor Peter Walsh as she reads some lines from Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Mrs. Dalloway’s existential crisis demonstrates situational irony since the concept of life and death is quite deep and complex, yet she seems to live a shallow life consisting of throwing parties and picking which flowers to buy....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Life, Existentialism]

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The Existential Concept of Authenticity

- An existentialist believes an individual’s existence is absurd unless he adds meaning to it through his own actions. In the novels The Stranger and The Metamorphosis, the authors, Albert Camus and Franz Kafka, tell their stories from different perspectives. Using points of view, the authors show their characters’, Mersault and Gregor, alienation to convey the existential concept of authenticity. One becomes authentic when he or she lives their life according to how they define themselves. Camus and Kafka both use their own points of view to shape their characters....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Adolf Eichmann: The Existential Failure

- In her report of Nazi SS member Adolph Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem, first published as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt managed to spark great controversy, both in the academy and among the general public. The primary attack on Arendt was that she seemed to “blame the victim”, in this case the Jews, for their role in their own extermination during the Holocaust. While by no means the focus of her book, this perceived accusation in combination with her portrayal of Eichmann as an apparently sane, ordinary man made readers uncomfortable at best and at worst vindictive and unforgiving in their critique....   [tags: notorious Nazi SS members]

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Kierkegaard : An Existential Christian

- Experience manifests that everyone is mortal, and as conscious beings, it is sensible that we ask why we are living. We desire to seek a means to the end of our existence, or rather we have a yearning to know if our being has a purpose. I believe that with human reasoning, we can infer a subjective purpose in light of an objective truth. A distinguishment must be made between objectivism and subjectivism, objectivists state that truth is only affirmed in fact where as a subjectivist’s argue that universal truth is beside the point, only belief matters....   [tags: Meaning of life, Existentialism]

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The Humanistic And Existential Approaches

- During the path few weeks it has become more apparent that theorists have many ideas on the personalities of others. That being said though it might seem easy to judge your own personality it becomes difficult. Taking from the theorists read to date the best explanation falls in the Humanistic and Existential approaches. Self-Actualization as explained in the courses text as a process in which a person can grow by realizing one’s own potential. This is best described as the way a person feels inside will dictate their path....   [tags: Psychology, Personality psychology, Abraham Maslow]

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Personal Statement : Existential Psychology

- Nelson, Shanika, Existential Psychology Explain the six propositions of this theory and give your opinion of each proposition and for the theory in general. Proposition 1: This is the self-awareness proposition. All human beings are capable of increasing their awareness. As factors influence our lives, we have the ability to develop self-awareness to our fullest potential and personal fulfillment. In this capacity, we have choices and/or decisions that can determine our destiny. The more we become self-aware the more we are conscious of our choices and the consequences....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life, Life, Fear]

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The Existential Hero: Hamlet

- To be without value or meaning permits the violation of norm behavioral standards. Existentialism is championed in the responsibility and free will of man. The world is utterly “worthless, meaningless, empty, and hopeless, … to use a favorite Existentialism, absurd”(Ross 1). A man must become unconventional by supplying an authentic meaning to life. Shakespeare’s character Hamlet in the play Hamlet, explores these existential principles as he seeks truth and understanding after his father’s murder....   [tags: truth, understanding, downfall, death]

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Building the Existential Man

- There are many genres in music. Today, people see the charts dominated by pop, rock, and hip-hop, but there are numerous genres that fill bottom cultures of music. For instance, jazz music is not booming like it was in the 1930s. However, the culture still fully exists. It is still being performed and experimented with by musicians. It is even arguable that jazz was a starting root to music today. Literature also holds an abundance of genres. From fantasies to lectures, news to philosophies, literature is also a constant part of human life....   [tags: dark phylosophy, Camus, existentialism]

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Existential Philosphy

- Nihilism originated somewhere around the mid-1800s, it was a shift from the social philosophy around that time which viewed life with purpose and meaning which was found usually though God, or some religious doctrine, however Nihilism is the philosophy that dictates the meaninglessness in life; it leaves an empty and void existence. Nihilism is usually associated with German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is often although not a Nihilist himself Nietzsche wrote a considerable amount concerning Nihilism and its implications as a philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Existentialism And Two Theories Of Existential Nihilism

- Existential, has two definitions. One being a matter of philosophy, “concerned with existence, especially human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism”, another definition being a matter of logic,”affirming the existence of a thing”. The word existential can describe plenty of things. This word has existed since the 1800’s, and is derived from the late latin word “existentia”. The word “existential” came about in the late 17th century and has become more popular today. Existential has lead to the creation of many different ideas and things....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life]

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The Role of Logotherapy and the Existential Gap in Addiction

- Ravaging the country is a diagnosable addiction in which laptops are drug dealers and online communities are the enslaving substances. Internet Addiction, otherwise referred to as IA, is one of the most quickly spreading addictions in today’s population, and is not a compulsion that is very well comprehended by the general public (Buckenmeyer). This addiction to that which is virtual and has no real emotional connection is thought to be the result of social isolation, and a feeling of meaninglessness....   [tags: internet addiction, logotherapy, isolation]

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Existential Therapy : Finding Meaning And Purpose

- Existential Therapy: Finding Meaning and Purpose The second theoretical orientation that could be applied to Jessica’s case is Existential Therapy. Though Existential therapy is more of a philosophy for counseling and lacks specifically designed techniques, the key concepts associated with Existential therapy—the “basic dimensions of the human condition”, specifically mortality, meaning, aloneness, freedom, and anxiety (Core, 2013, p. 134)—are especially relevant to Jessica’s case. Following an Existential approach for Jessica’s therapeutic plan could provide the self-awareness and empowerment Jessica needs to make positive changes and achieve greater fulfillment in her life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Existentialism]

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Existential Therapy : A More Effective Approach

- Introduction Existential Therapy was chosen to assist Bonnie with her Issues. Existential therapy is a more effective approach because it deals with concrete issues. The theory focuses on the attitudes of individuals and important life themes. This type of therapy help individuals cope with everyday issues by understanding oneself, taking responsibility for oneself, and finding meaning in life. Existential therapy would be a great approach to address Bonnie’s depression, and anxiety symptoms, which stems from low self-esteem....   [tags: Meaning of life, Existentialism, Anxiety]

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The Existential View Of Absurdity in Camus' The Plague

- ... Another example of how a tenet of existentialism is present in the novel, are the walls that alienate the citizens from the rest of the world. Being that Oran is a small sea port they depend on others to trade with them, it is absurd that they would build walls to block them from the incoming trade, and in turn their salvation. Death is ever-present throughout “The Plague,” and links one tenet to two others; anxiety and absurdity. The absurd fact of the matter is that who dies and survives is completely random....   [tags: death, random, hero]

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Hamlet : The Existential Crisis Of A Tragic Protagonist

- Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ depicts the existential crisis of a tragic protagonist and the disturbing consequences of their actions in their surrounding environment, through the character of Hamlet. Shakespeare’s protagonist Hamlet experiences internal conflict as he seeks to elucidate a personal identity to determine his duty, authenticity and morality in a disparate world presenting contradictory societal expectations. Hamlet is characterised as a royal prince, learned scholar of Wittenberg and eloquent poet with extreme states of mind, imagination and intense feeling....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Existentialism, Meaning of life]

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Existential Rootlessness in The Foreigner: A Critical View

- Arun Joshi is quite an exceptional novelist who stands apart from the rest of the novelists, who has taken up the themes of human predicament in almost all his novels. The overall and outstanding quest in all his novels is for a concrete direction and meaning in one’s life. Joshi has been influenced by existential thinkers like Camus, Sartre and this can be observed in his novels. Existentialism is a modern philosophic movement that deals with ‘man’s’ disillusionment and despair which originated in the philosophical and literary writings of Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus....   [tags: Joshi, Sindi, novels, existentialism]

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Existential Philosophies In I Heart Huckabees

- The movie ‘I Heart Huckabees’ directed by David O. Russell incorporates existential philosophies into the plot by allowing the protagonist, Albert experience the world through two different lenses: the ‘light’ and the ‘dark’. After a coincidence and a series of tragedies, Albert catches himself in a deeper search for his truth and how he should live his life. The movie separates the plot into the good and the evil based on whether their ideologies are adequate and applicable to the modern society....   [tags: Friedrich Nietzsche, Apollonian and Dionysian]

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Person Centered Therapy And The Existential Therapy

- Reflecting on the Person-Centered Therapy, it is similar to the Existential Therapy because it focuses on the client/therapist relationship, where the therapist needs to be totally genuine, empathetic and non-judgmental toward their clients in order to gain the client’s trust. I like the fact that the Person-Centered Therapy views the client as their best authority on their own experience, and being fully capable of fulfilling their own potential for growth. I also like the fact that the therapist is non-directive, does not give advice and there is no specific technique involved....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Therapy]

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I Heart Huckabees : Existential And Philosophical Themes

- I Heart Huckabees is a film that discusses existential and philosophical themes throughout the movie. It is extremely rare for a movie to directly discuss existentialist themes in the manner that it is done in I Heart Huckabees. It is important to analyze these types of movies in order to achieve a greater understanding of the concepts they discuss. The premise of the movie is that Albert, played by Jason Schwartzman, enlists the help of two existential detectives in order to help him solve a set of coincidences involving an African refugee....   [tags: Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre]

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Exploring the Differences Between Existential Freedom and Traditional Freedom

- For centuries the term “freedom” had been a heavily discussed topic for many reasons. It has acquired many different definitions, understandings and ideas on how it affects our everyday lives. In the eyes of a Philosopher it takes on two extremely different and contrasting views. These views are what we call: Existential freedom, and traditional freedom. Though the two accounts of freedom in turn, have preferable views and critical perspectives, the traditional freedom is a more preferable definition of freedom in today’s modern society because of majorities understanding and the terms legal association....   [tags: philosophy]

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The Existential Progression of King Lear

- The Existential Progression of King Lear The human condition is the scrutiny of art, Prince Hamlet notes the purpose of art is to hold the mirror against nature. King Lear is a masterful inquiry into the human condition. King Lear is confronted with existence in its barest sense and is forced to adapt to that existence. His adaptation to the absurd provides an invaluable insight for all into the universal problem of existence. Lear is forced into an existential progression that will be traced with the phenomenon of consciousness; the result of this progression is seen ironically in that Lear finds satisfaction in despair....   [tags: King Lear Essays]

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Existential Crisis Shown in the TV series Awkward

- Existential Crisis in the TV series “Awkward” We are all familiar with the lonely Charlie Brown, who wishes he was popular and courageous enough to sit with the beautiful red-head girl that he has a crush on. In the comic strip, Charlie talks down of himself numerous times such as, “I always have to eat alone because nobody likes me..” and “I’d give anything to talk with her.. She’d never like me, though.. I’m so blah and so stupid.. She’d never like me.” He then explains that if he would go over and talk to her, everyone would laugh and she would feel insulted....   [tags: charlie brown, jenna]

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Yalom's Perspective of Existential Therapy

- Yalom's Perspective of Existential Therapy Existential therapy through the eyes of Dr. Yalom is very fascinating. There is never a fixed life that each person is supposed to live. In his therapy the clients are allowed to find out for themselves what it is they need by receiving adequate questioning from Dr. Yalom. His questioning guides them down the existential path to freedom and responsibility. "If we affirm life and live in the present as fully as possible, however, we will not be obsessed with the end of life"(Corey p.153)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Evolution of the Existential Psyche of Raskolnikov through Crime and Punishment

- The introspective and self-scrutinizing nature of Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment, allows for us to delve into the existential rationales that warrant and influence the decisions and courses of action that he carries out. It is crucial to explore the workings of Raskolnikov’s mind, to understand the motives by which he is compelled by to perform the heinous murder of Alyona the pawnbroker. By examining Raskolnikov’s psyche, characterization, and decision making processes, which are characterized by his constant schisms and dichotomies, we can gain an understanding of how the portrayal of existentialist ideals as represented by Raskolnikov, evolve through the plot of the novel....   [tags: Raskolnikov, Literary Analysis]

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Mr Samsa Existential Ideal: Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

- Franza Kafka wrote one of his most popular books, The Metamorphosis, during the literary period and movement of existentialism. His novella stresses many existential ideals. The most predominant ideal that is seen through Gregor Samsa and his father in The Metamorphosis is that choice is the opportune of the individual. One’s ultimate goal in life is to successfully find a homeostasis between work and leisure. It is through the character development of the father of Gregor Samsa that we see the acquisition of the homeostasis between work and leisure and in turn this exemplifies that the father is an existential ideal....   [tags: monstruos, gregor, choice]

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Finding an Existential Ethic

- Finding an Existential Ethic   Existential philosophy is subject to a single, seemingly debilitating criticism: it comprises a frame of mind rather than a theory. As Mary Warnock argues in her book Existentialist Ethics, "It seems that to be attracted by Existentialism is to be attracted by a mood. When it comes to serious thought, one may find . . . that it is necessary to cast off the mood and start again" (57). The focus of the existentialist is on the individual, existing being. By nature, the subject of existentialism appears incommunicable....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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Jean Paul Sartre´s Existential Philosophy

- ... According to Sartre, individuals are free from the moment of their birth and they continue on throughout life to define their essence. The nature of an individual is what we have done in the past and what we do in the present moments, as such, our nature is never fully defined until we lose our ability to act in the moments that follow our death. After our ultimate end, we are defined by others as the accumulation and result of our deeds, successes, and our failures. Being precedes essence; we are created as individuals without the help of a higher being....   [tags: being, nothingness, death]

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The Humanistic-Existential Perspective

- The Humanistic-Existential Perspective The humanistic-existential perspective is both a reaction to and an outgrowth of the psychodynamic perspective. These thinkers refer to psychodynamic theory as inadequate, many were repulsed with its tendency to break down the "whole" person into discrete components, and, the idea of adapting to one's society, however questionable its values. Most importantly, they disagree that human action is beyond the individuals control, in fact they believe that if we could develop with out constraints, we would be rational and socialized....   [tags: Papers]

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Kosinski's Being There and the Existential Anti-Hero

- Kosinski's Being There and the Existential Anti-Hero      Critics have referred to Kosinski's Being There as his worst novel.  Perhaps, Kosinski's prosaic style is deceptive in its apparent simplicity (especially when contrasted with The Painted Bird).  "What Kosinski seeks to do," as Welch D. Everman relates, "is to stimulate the reader's recreative and imaginative task by offering only the essentials...Kosinski's style draws the reader into the incident by refusing to allow him to remain passive" (25).  This essay will propose that Being There is a major existential work following in the tradition of Sartre and Camus in which Chance, the main protagonist, mirrors Camus's Mersault in A H...   [tags: Being There Essays]

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The Existential Position Toward Susan Orlean 's ' Sunday Night '

- +The existential position toward Susan Orlean’s essay “Saturday Night” is one that rejects the dehumanizing state of “Saturdayness” and man being defined solely as the hedonistic Being-for-St. Elsewhere (Man as Future-State Man). Her guidelines for Saturday night directly contrast the existentialist ideals of freedom, the individual, and living in the present, and the philosopher Jean-Paul Satre surely would agree. *Even Orlean herself admits “chronological time is a sort of an anachronism these days”: the “Fun Imperative” has been replaced by the “Fear Imperative” (AIDS); and the living-for-the-future syndrome is a Satrian act of “bad faith” and must be acknowledged as such....   [tags: Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism]

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Marxism and Existential Nihilism: An Analysis of Political Intention in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame

- Samuel Beckett’s Endgame is a complex analysis of politics in a seemingly apolitical and empty world. As Hamm and Clov inhabit the aftermath of Marxism, they display characteristics of the bourgeoisie and proletariat respectively, but only retain them so they can define themselves as something. The work implicitly argues- through the setting, and by defining Hamm and Clov as the bourgeoisie and proletariat- that political platforms are simply human rationalizations in futile opposition to a meaningless world, pointing towards Beckett’s ideological message of existential nihilism....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Existential And Humanistic Theories Both Stress The Positives Of Human Nature

- Existential and humanistic theories both stress the positives of human nature. Each theorist has their own perspective and theory in moving towards a more positive view of humanity. Three psychologists that are well know in psychology today are Maslow, Rodgers, Frankl. Each psychologist has their own theory to the process to a more positive outlook to recovery and how these concepts are used today as well. In Maslow’s theory there is a six-part choice of experiments used to conduct a psychological value system....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Psychology]

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The Individual Versus His Environment in The Stranger and Grendel

- The Individual Versus His Environment in The Stranger and Grendel Due to the multifaceted nature of literature, analysis thereof is prone to generalization. One of the most grievous generalizations oft encountered involves failing to distinguish between a character and the novel it inhabits. Take John Gardener’s Grendel and Albert Camus’s The Stranger, for instance. It’s far too easy, when analyzing for dominant ideologies, to slap them both with the label of existentialism and be done with it....   [tags: existential, generalization, humanism]

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Psychodynamic Theory And Holistic Health Theory

- There are several counseling theories which includes; client centered theory, cognitive behavioral theory, solution focused theory, existential theory, strength based theory and holistic health theory. In this article I am going to deeply look into existential therapy covering its history, major concepts and how it is perceived by religion. According to Existential psychotherapy, inner conflict within an individual are caused by personal confrontation with person is due to that individual 's confrontation with his/her own principles....   [tags: Existentialism, Existential therapy]

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What Criteria Could You Have Studied 11 Therapy Models

- Now that you have studied 11 therapy models, what criteria could you develop to create your own integrative approach to counseling. What basis do you have for including or excluding certain major concepts of the various approaches. Describe your rationale for your personalized theory of counseling. Now that you have studied 11 therapy models, I believe I have solidified my current theoretical orientation that I will use for beginning my practicum next semester. This is not a fixed orientation, but more of my beginning point for me....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Therapy, Existential therapy]

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Nine Different Types of Human Intelligence: Dr Howard Gardner

- Many teachers ask me which theories or practitioner do I agree with the most. When I get asked that question I sit at my desk and think about everyone we have gone over or the ones I did more research on to get a better understanding of their theories. We cover everyone from Maria Montessori to Lev Vygotsky and many others. I agree with most of the theorist and practitioners we have gone over with in class but there is one that I must say I agree with most is Howard Gardner. Dr. Howard Gardner a psychologist and professor from Howard University developed the theory of multiple intelligence in 1983....   [tags: theories, existential intelligence]

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The Types of Intelligence

- Howard Gardner created a theory called ‘The Multiple Intelligence Theory’, which states that every human being has nine types of intelligence that are unique to them. Gardner, a psychologist and Harvard graduate, created this theory in 1983 (“Multiple Intelligences”). The multiple intelligence theory originally consisted of seven types of intelligence but, later on, two more types were added (Collins). Each intelligence type reflects the way a person interacts with the world, and the intelligences are like fingerprints- no two people have the same combination of the intelligences....   [tags: multiple and existential intelligence]

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The Existential Theme of London’s To Build A Fire

- The Existential Theme of London’s “To Build A Fire"           Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” is the tragic tale of a man who decides to travel alone through the hostile environment of the Yukon in sub-freeing temperatures and falls victim to the unrelenting and unforgiving power of nature. During his journey, the man gets his feet wet as he falls through the ice into the water of a hot spring (London 122). Because of the severity of the cold, some “one hundred and seven degrees below [the] freezing point,” the man’s life depends upon his ability to promptly light a fire to keep his feet from freezing (122-23)....   [tags: Build Fire Essays]

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Coping with Existential Threats and the Inevitability of Asking for Meaningfulness

- Coping with Existential Threats and the Inevitability of Asking for Meaningfulness ABSTRACT: How philosophy is educating humanity will be explained regarding an actual example concerning the new public health paradigm or health promoting research. The central point of reference is the discussion of the decisive substantiation of the work of medical sociologist, Aaron Antonovsky; his approach to salutogenesis is opposed to the usual approach of pathogenesis. Here, emphasis is put on "Sense of Coherence" (SoC)....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Western Nursing Theories

- This writer is going to explore two different western nursing theories that were shaped by philosophy, politics, history and society and view the revolutionary application of the theories in the modern world. In the beginning of a journey to a psychiatric nursing career, a student needs to consider nurses of the past, and present, and the theories they developed. Nursing is constantly evolving and the nursing theories evolve in response to society’s evolution.(Barker,2009) Historically politics shaped society, and its view of the mentally ill....   [tags: Existential Phenomenological Philosophy]

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Modernism and Existential Loneliness Demonstrated in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and James Joyce's The Dead

- Two authors who demonstrate modernism in its rawest form are Joseph Conrad and James Joyce. Both Conrad and Joyce incorporate one of the key characteristics of modernism throughout their works, Conrad in Heart of Darkness and Joyce in The Dead. The key characteristic that each writer targets in on is existential loneliness. It is a predominant theme throughout both of their works. A working definition of existential loneliness as illustrated throughout Conrad and Joyce’s works is the inability of one character to feel accepted by his or her peers, regardless of the close proximities that he or she is resides in....   [tags: Heart of Darkness, The Dead]

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Imperialism and Existential Freedom in Works Such as Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Johann Goethe’s Faust

- When people think of the concept of imperialism, they usually view it as something that pertains to government. Even the first definition of imperialism in the dictionary is “imperial state, authority, spirit, or system of government” (Webster 729). However, imperialism encompasses so much more than this. In comparing the resonations between Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness with Johann Goethe’s Faust, one can see how imperialism affects the political, the social, the psychological, and the spiritual, especially within the past 200 years....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Critical Analysis]

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Theory Application Paper : Ruth 's Issues From The View Of Existential Theory, And Psychoanalytic Theory

- Theory Application Paper Ruth’s comes to therapy with presenting problems of sleep disturbances, anxiety, dizziness, heart palpitations, and headaches. At times Ruth has to push herself to leave the house. Ruth complains that she cries easily over simple matters, often feels depressed, and has a weight problem. Ruth is a 39-year-old homemaker, wife, and a mother of four children. Ruth say she live for everyone else but herself. Ruth believes she is a good wife and mother, but describes herself as fearful and insecure about her future....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Meaning of life, Alfred Adler]

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Gestalt Therapy : An Existential, Phenomenological And Process Based Approach That Encompasses Choice, Awareness, And Responsibility

- History of Gestalt Gestalt Therapy is an existential, phenomenological and process based approach that encompasses choice, awareness, and responsibility of an individual. It is lively and encourages self understanding of an individual‘s action. An important goal of Gestalt therapy is for clients to increase their awareness of the present moment. According to Corey (2013), Gestalt therapy focuses on the here and now, the and how and the I/ thou of relating (p.212). The main founder and contributor of Gestalt therapy was Frederick S....   [tags: Gestalt therapy, Gestalt psychology, Fritz Perls]

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Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Essay: The Existential Anguish of J. Alfred

- The Existential Anguish of J. Alfred Prufrock      Upon reading Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," the first question which sprang to my mind was the question of how Eliot, a poet who was in his mid-twenties at the time, was able to write a poem dealing with the problems of aging in such a penetrating manner. Upon closer examination, however, I realized that Prufrock's aging was only incidental to his central problem. Prufrock's major problem is a problem of existential anguish. Prufrock's doubts about aging at a dinner party are merely one example of this anguish, and this party brings his psychology into sharp focus when the reader examines closely the moment in which the p...   [tags: Love Song J. Alfred Prufrock]

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- Existentialism is not a method but a vision, a perceptual resolution of the human world into raw essentials. Against this we have an opposing tendency: "Human kind cannot bear very much reality." I want to look at existentialism under two categories though it belongs with neither of them. It belongs properly, perhaps, in the field of religion, but it is to be met with in philosophy and psychology. Existentialism is both philosophy in a special sense and a valency. This doesn't quite coincide with theory and practice but it may be a helpful division into two parts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Dynamic Working Environment For All Employees

- Motivated employees are essential to the workplace and set a dynamic working environment for all employees. “Motivation is the result of a set of internal and external forces that cause an employee to choose an appropriate course of action and engage in certain behaviors” (Newstrom, 2015 p.116).” In my company, workers are motivated by verbal and formal recognition, performance feedbacks and performance appraisal. Every company needs workers who are submitted and profitable. It is human instinct to react to internal and external factors that guide in persuading individuals to need to draw in, to be empowered to deliver without being micromanaged, and to contribute to the organization 's succ...   [tags: Motivation, Employment, Existential quantification]

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My Workplace Is More Of Theory Y

- I would have to say that my workplace is more of Theory Y. I said that because everyone seems to be happy to come to work, for the most part. Everyone goes there, does what they’re supposed to be doing, for the most part, and then they leave and go about the rest of their day. Management makes it slightly easier for work as well, they are easy going and they will help us out when it’s needed. Yes I do think that there are some people who come into work and need to be motivated and it shows. Those are the people that management doesn’t help out as much....   [tags: Need, Want, Existential quantification]

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Analysis Of Moana ( 2016 )

- Moana (2016) is visually breathtaking film with a magnificent storyline as well. It keeps with traditional Disney warmth while creating a whole new feel. The music is gorgeous and unlike any other film. The film even incorporates multiple visual styles throughout without losing continuity. This much anticipate film definitely lived up to its expectations. The characters are strongly portrayed and lovable. There is an individuality to each of them. And the theme rings clear throughout the film: remember who you are....   [tags: Film, Narrative, Existential quantification]

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Eating At A Waffle Castle

- Now, I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who’ve never had the pleasure of eating at a Waffle Castle, so let me just tell you a little sum-um about them. Waffle Castle is an open 24 hour a day, completely filthy, lowbrow greasy spoon that is first choice of dining for every drunk, slob, dirt-bag, clinically obese, ignorant, chain-smoking redneck, and all-in-all general assholes in the Southern U.S. It’s the Mecca of What-the-fuck. So, of course, like all good white trash from Alabama does, we had breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a Waffle Castle the first day of our trip....   [tags: Family, Stepfamily, Existential quantification]

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Personal Narrative : My And Jaan

- To my soulmate and Jaan, I know sometimes life can be difficult, and I know it’s me who sometimes makes it that way. I can promise you that I don’t do it knowingly and I want the best for you in any possible way. It’s why I’m dedicating this work to you. I know you 're probably proof reading this right now wondering why the hell I gave it to you to proof read, but I know you 'd probably never read it other wise; I know you love me and would do anything for me, but lets face it, it’s true. I can not express to you how much I want you to be the best you can be, so I 'm writing a handbook to help you understand the underlying meaning of life and what you can do to be the best you can be....   [tags: Divine Comedy, Inferno, Existential quantification]

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Top Tips For Playing Online Bingo

- Article 15 – Top tips for playing online bingo Congratulations, you have decided to give online bingo a try, which is absolutely fabulous news. There is no feeling quite like being able to yell out “Bingo!” when you are sat in the comfort of your own home. It is certainly one of the better feelings out there. However, securing online bingo success, is by no means a guarantee, so you have to make sure you listen to the right tips in order to claim the truly big wins. We are here to help you out to make sure you win big, by sidestepping the common pitfalls of the field....   [tags: Game, Play, Luck, Existential quantification]

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Weekends On Campus Are Extremely Nice

- Weekends on campus are extremely nice. There aren’t many people around because surprisingly many of them go home on the weekends. Some of the residence halls have movie events, boards games, or even programs going on. Every Friday night there is bingo in the HUB Ohio Room. Bingo is two hours from ten to twelve at night and who can beat free prizes and pizza. There are multiple rounds each night and you keep the same two cards that you receive when you walk in. Each round has a different prize and some prizes repeat week to week....   [tags: Family, Mother, Miss, Existential quantification]

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Business Models Of Digital Products

- He made sure that they had a fresh copy of the day’s paper to read while he chauffeured them around. He offered them a fresh cup of hot chocolate or a bottle of water. Carried their luggage in and out for them. Within no time at all he quadrupled his income and was so busy you could only get him by appointment a week or two in advanced. I read a similar concept in a children’s book about a lemonade stand too. Apply principles of making yourself a big fish if your hearts desire rests within the service industry....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Existential quantification]

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Solution Brief Focused Therapy Analysis

- Existential Psychotherapy is not like any other style of counseling. Existential therapy in its foundations is a philosophy about human nature and gives guidance in how we should exist in this world. Existential therapy is an experimental alternative method of counseling. It is deeply rooted on the basis of a personal vested relationship between counselor and client (Claessens, 2010). According to Yalom, existential psychotherapy is not a specific technique or set of techniques. Yalom states that proponents of existential psychotherapy have not advocated specific training institutes because its presuppositions can underlie any form of therapy....   [tags: existensial therapy,counseling,human existence]

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A Conscious Being

- A Conscious Being What Then Am I. A Conscious Being. This was a quote written by Aristotle. It was made to distinguish humans from animals. The major difference, according to Aristotle, is that humans are conscience rational beings who have the power to reason. For example, when you take into account the physical similarities between man and monkeys, you will find that our body structures are remarkably similar. Even our DNA is almost identical. Why is it then, that humans have been able to rise above all creatures of the earth to dominate it....   [tags: Papers, animal, man, existential]

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Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit and Existentialis

- No Exit and Existentialis Jean-Paul Sartre's portrayal of Hell in No Exit is fueled with dramatic irony, implemented in order to amuse the reader. Sartre's illustration of Hades is very psychological, and instead of Satan agonizing you, three roommates take to the task. They each in turn irritate and aggravate one another, thus making themselves hysterical, and thus producing dramatic irony. In addition to a door that will not open, and living in a windowless room, all three characters possess no eyelids, and thus are unable to sleep....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Conceptualization And Treatment Plan

- A Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Existential Therapy (ET) will be utilized in this case study to assist M’Lynn through the counseling process to acknowledge that she is the one making the choices in her life, and deciding what course her life takes. In Existential Therapy (ET), there are numerous incarnations and techniques because the emphasis is on individuality, recognizing that each therapeutic relationship is unique (Jones & Butman, 2011)....   [tags: Existentialism, Psychotherapy, Søren Kierkegaard]

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Are All Interpretations Possible?

- Are All Interpretations Possible. ABSTRACT: Two fundamental criticisms made by traditional hermeneutics against philosophical hermeneutics are that the latter deny the possibility of objectively true interpretation, as well as assert that all interpretations are possible on the basis that they cannot be measured. In my paper, I argue that the first criticism is well-founded, while the second is not. I contend that interpretations can be decided according to two relational criteria: (i) which interpretation has a more comprehensive horizon; and (ii) which one is derivable from the other....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Analysis Of Grendel 's ' Grendel '

- In the novel Grendel the title character works throughout his whole life to understand his purpose and place in a world that constantly makes him feel like an outcast, yet gives him a role to fulfill through being the outcast, the Cain to man’s Abel, the antagonist to humanity. It is no surprise, then, that throughout Grendel’s journey he encounters serious questions about his and humanity 's existence, the meaning or lackthereof in life, and what will come of his perceived misery and tribulation experienced in life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Existentialism]

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When Frames Collide

- Groups or individuals with conflicting views use frames in different ways. Frames are used interpretively to help make sense of complicated issues and situations in ways that are consistent with world views and which give significance to events and circumstances in the context of one’s background. Strategically, frames are used to rationalize self-interest, for persuasion, to build alliances, and to encourage certain beliefs. Different individuals see and make sense of events through different interpretive lenses, or frames, which helps them come to grips with the world around them....   [tags: viewpoints, interpretations, communicative]

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Two Kinds of Ontological Commitment

- Participants in the debate about `ontological commitment' would benefit from distinguishing two different ways of understanding the notion. If the question at issue is `what is said to be' by a theory or `what a theory says there is', we are debating `explicit' commitment, while if we ask about the ontological costs or preconditions of the truth of a theory, we enquire into `implicit' commitment. I defend a conception of ontological commitment as implicit commitment; I also develop and defend an account of existentially quantified idioms in natural language which sees them as implicitly, but not explicitly, committing....   [tags: Ontological Theory]

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Argument for Existence of God

- Argument for Existence of God The real is the rational, and the rational is the real. In philosophical discussion, no statement is, perhaps, more important or more controversial. Yet, this is the very position that I advocate within this paper. The equation of the rational with the real is at the heart of the argument I here consider, that being the ontological argument for the existence of God. There are several versions of the ontological argument for the existence of God, which is to say that several versions exist....   [tags: Papers]

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Erich Fromm : An Influential German Psychoanalyst And Philosopher

- Erich Fromm was an influential German psychoanalyst and philosopher in the 20th Century. One of his most important works is the text, “To Have or to Be?” This book highlights Fromm’s opinion of the difference of “having” and “being” and why they are both important aspects to one’s life. The two different concepts have been widely debated between philosophers and analysts throughout the years. The term “having” seems to be the easier mode to define, while “being” becomes more complicated to outline....   [tags: Human, Emotion, Humans, Meaning of life]

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Psychodynamic Approaches, Experiential And Relationship Oriented Approaches

- The four general categories of theoretical orientations are psychodynamic approaches, experiential and relationship oriented approaches, cognitive behavioral approaches, and postmodern approaches. Psychodynamic approaches analyze the individual’s past and operate towards achieving understanding in therapy. Experiential and relationship oriented approaches focus on the significance subjective experiences and the feelings an individual has. Cognitive behavioral approaches are action oriented, focusing on thinking and doing....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy]

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My Philosophical Approach To Counseling

- My Philosophical Approach to Counseling Definition of Existential Therapy One survey taken by Corey suggests a definition of Existential Therapy include two key elements: Existential Therapy is essentially an approach to counseling and therapy rather than a firm theoretical model, it stresses core human conditions. Normally, personality development is based on the uniqueness of each individual. Sense of self develops from infancy. Self determination and a tendency toward growth are control ideas....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Multiple Intelligences: Howard Gardner

- Everyone thinks intelligence is being smart and that it is inherited, but what if intelligence also refers to skill. Each person is embodied with intelligence, but it might not be the intelligence that you see in school by form of tests. If you can’t see these intelligences by tests; then how do you know if you have an intelligence. According to the website Multiple Intelligence (MI)-Howard Gardner (2014), Howard Gardner is the man who came up with the idea of multiple intelligences and he describes intelligence as “the ability to create an effective product or offer service that is valued in a culture,” while the traditional definition as from Merriam-Webster dictionary (2014) defines inte...   [tags: smart, skills]

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Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Shakespeare’s Macbeth

-   Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment explore the psychological depths of man. These two works examine tragedy as represented through the existential beliefs of many philosophers. Existentialist theory expresses the idea that man can satisfy his own needs, regardless of social codes, if he has the energy and ambition to act. Both Macbeth and Raskolnikov have the ambition to act, but each struggles internally with their actions, frightened of the consequences. Although these works examine the tragedy and remorse of Macbeth and Raskolnikov, the idea of a driving force within each character remains evident....   [tags: Exploring Irrationality]

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The Rise and Fall of Existentialism

- The Rise and Fall of Existentialism     Existential literature often focuses on the personal journey towards existential awareness. Common themes in existential works, such as alienation and confrontation with death, often lead the "anti-hero" towards a climactic choice that defines whether they have reached true understanding. The themes within existential literature are reflected from the world at large, and the works themselves are a metaphor for a grander shift in Western philosophy.   Intellectualism in post-war Europe had a sort of existential realization of its own, paralleling the experiences of its literary figures....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Pathology Arises Out Fo The Ex

- Concepts of pathology, as treated by the traditions of clinical psychology and psychiatry, define what is ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ in human behaviour. Various psychological paradigms exist today, each emphasising diverse ways of defining and treating psyopathology. Most commonly utilised is the medical model which is limited in many respects, criticised for reducing patients problems to a list of pathological symptoms that have a primarily biological base and which are to be treated behaviourally or pharmacologically (Schwartz & Wiggins 1999)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Introduction To A Young Adult 's Psychopathology That I Know Extremely Well : Myself

- An analysis on a young adult’s psychopathology that I know extremely well: myself. The patient is reporting and exhibiting the symptoms of both major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder from the patient’s point of view. An investigation on four different types of therapy that can treat MDD and GAD; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), existential therapy, art therapy, and group therapy. There are many forms of treatment for mental disorders. Some may be pharmaceutical interventions while others can be therapy....   [tags: Psychology, Cognitive behavioral therapy]

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