Therapy’s Elusive Factor: The Human Encounter

anotherearth1Last week, I flew out to Portland, OR to attend the Association for Humanistic Counseling conference. I was scheduled to co-present a workshop on experiential learning with a professor from my graduate program, and I couldn’t wait to make my official appearance on the humanistic scene for the first time in my counseling career.

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Existentialism and REBT – The Ultimate Concern of Meaning

Existential REBT and MeaningClosely related to the Ultimate Concern of death is that of meaning. In the existential sense, meaning (and its fearsome evil twin, meaninglessness), holds the power to steer the thrust of our lives depending on where we believe we find it. Many people never fully reckon with the scope of this vital concern, which can become a serious detriment to their quality of life.

Let’s take a closer look at what is meant by “meaning”.

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Theoretical Integration of REBT and Existential Therapy: Existential REBT

Existential REBTA powerful new approach to counseling that could help clients who require active/directive exploration as well as warm, deep introspection is a theoretical integration of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Existential Therapy. I find an incredible synthesis between these two theories in that they reciprocally make up what they individually lack.

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