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Existential Therapy

Counseling Class

Sharon Deacon

on 28 September 2012

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Transcript of Existential Therapy

Therapy LIFE HAPPENS Corey, G. (2013). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy. (9 ed., pp. 136-169). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole CENGAGAE Learning. Presentation by:
Devyn Wallace
Mark Rodgers
Kelty Inman
Sharon Deacon Client: Marlin -Marlin's life was "perfect" and going
just as planned until the attack
-Lost family (all but Nemo) to
Barracuda attack
-Result of attack: Nemo injured Perceived/Identified
Problems: What do you think are Marlin's Perceived/Identified Problems? -Fear of Loneliness
-Anxiety Issues
-Fear of life going wrong causing overprotective
-Severe break in interpersonal skills Underlying patterns in
personal or relationships: Mollusk Joke Nemo Drop Off Scene -Doesn't form healthy connections to others
-All interactions with Nemo are guarded: He does
not let Nemo try new things and affects their
relationship by selling Nemo short on his
capabilities. Applying Theory Final Phase: Take what they are learning about themselves and put it into action. Discover strengths and find ways to put them to the service of living a purposeful existence. Middle Phase: Examine the source and authority of their present value system. -Initial Phase: Assist
client in identifying and
clarifying their
assumptions. Possible Challenges/Obstacles -Taking responsibility and accepting his role in what is
happening to him
-One can't grow in this theory without dealing with
continued negative experiences which may cause
client to experience more discomfort
-Remember that the client may be affected by
barriers that he has little or no control over. What are other obstacles a counselor might face when working with Marlin under the umbrella of this theory? And now? Questions? Jelly fish Scene Exit from the
EAC Scene We still have some work to do with our client Marlin, but he's definitely on his way to living a more existentially acceptable life. First Day of School
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