Dimensions of the Human Condition

The existential approach to therapy provides rich material for personal exploration as you prepare to become counselors or helping professionals. In this theory there are many themes and issues that may relate to your personal life. Some of the existential issues that future counselors might grapple with include: the meaning of life, death and dying, anxiety and guilt, freedom and responsibility, and so on. For this discussion reflect on the propositions found on pages 138-146 of the Corey textbook.

1) Discuss three of the basic propositions of existential therapy and apply them to your own life. Give specific examples.

2) Explain how your understanding of yourself in the context of the existential themes will enhance your work with your clients as an existential oriented therapist. Include in your discussion the existential therapy therapeutic process and the therapist’s role and function.

About 300-400 words