I'm interested in existential psychotherapy
May 12, 2015 9:14 AM   Subscribe

I'm interested in existential psychotherapy. What are the most accessible for the layperson texts out there about it?
posted by josher71 to Religion & Philosophy (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It seems like everyone who already knows the words "existential psychotherapy" has already seen this one, but in case you haven't, the one I see recommended most often is Irvin Yalom's Love's Executioner.
posted by dorque at 9:49 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Dr. Eric Maisel, a creativity coach and psychologist, has developed something he calls natural psychology, the psychology of meaning. He has a number of books and courses on this, all very practical and accessible.
posted by alicat at 11:28 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

There is a classic text on this that I've had on my reading list for a while; by Sartre, called Existential Psychoanalysis. Don't know how friendly to the layperson it will be, but it might be good to hear it from the horse's mouth, so to speak, seeing as Sartre was one of the pioneers in this, as well as a big name in existentialism in general.
posted by bertran at 7:29 PM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

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