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Existential Therapies: Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Practices-Mick Cooper

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Existential Therapies: Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Practices workshop with Mick Cooper

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Existential therapies are a rich, diverse, and vibrant field—of profound relevance and importance in today’s challenging environment. This workshop will introduce participants to the philosophy underlying the existential approach, and then to the principal branches of existential therapy active in the world today.

These are the daseinsanalytic approach, meaning-centred therapies, the existential-humanistic approach, and existential-phenomenological (British school) theory and practice.

We will explore the philosophical and psychological ideas underlying these therapies, and the methods and skills through which they are directly applied in practice. The workshop will consist of practical, experiential elements as well as theoretical elements, to bring the approaches to life.

By the end of the workshop, participants will: understand the foundations of existential approaches to therapy, be able to recognise the principle branches of existential practice, and be able to reflect on how theory and practice from the existential branches can inform their own therapeutic work.

The workshop is appropriate for training and practising psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors.

The workshop will be delivered fully online via Zoom, and combine self-reflective exercises with theoretical input and large group interaction.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. Please contribute what you can so that the group is accessible for all colleagues.

We are asking all attendees to commit for the full 3 hour's training. Also, all registrants should ensure that, if they are not able to attend the workshop, they de-register, so that spaces are freed up for other members of the community.

The workshop is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Mick Cooper

Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton.

Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including New Zealand, Lithuania, and Florida.

Mick's books include Existential Therapies (Sage, 2017), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2018), and The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2013).

His latest work is Integrating Counselling and Psychotherapy: Directionality, Synergy, and Social Change (Sage, 2019).

Mick’s principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalising therapy, and counselling for young people in schools.

In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.

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