Date(s) - Saturday 22nd June, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
City Coast Centre
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Saturday 22nd June 2019
Trainer: Professor Emmy van Deurzen
Venue: The Auditorium, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm (Registration at 9.45am)
Course Fee: early bird £110 (before 25th May 2019; £125 thereafter), including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate. There are a limited number of places at a 20% discount for student counsellors/psychotherapists and newly qualified therapists (2018 graduation). Please email BTP for details. Proof of status will be required.
Professor Emmy van Deurzen is a philosopher and existential psychotherapist. Her application of philosophical ideas to psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching has been instrumental in establishing the existential paradigm firmly in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and around the world. She founded the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, the Society for Existential Analysis and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Existential Academy in London, of which she continues to be Principal.
In this Masterclass with Professor Emmy van Deurzen we will learn the basis of Existential Psychotherapy. Existential therapy is a philosophical method of psychotherapy that focuses on life’s daily challenges as well as on the extraordinary troubles and traumas that change our lives. This includes working with the political, social and cultural pressures that people are under in an increasingly fast moving and global world. In the 21st century psychotherapy needs to adjust to the trials and tribulations of a new age where we are all bound together and are flooded with constant demands and duties as well as with vast amounts of new information all the time.
Existential therapy has an important role to play in widening and broadening our horizons, providing a platform for integration of different methods in a disciplined and rigorous fashion. It draws on phenomenology and in this way allows for an in depth re-examination of people’s worldviews, assumptions, values and beliefs, working with people’s sensations, emotions, thoughts and intuitions.
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