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(p. 282) Listening to the Listener: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Psychotherapy with Psychotherapists 

(p. 282) Listening to the Listener: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Psychotherapy with Psychotherapists
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(p. 282) Listening to the Listener: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Psychotherapy with Psychotherapists
Author(s):

Myrtle Heery

and James F. T. Bugental

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195133943.003.0021
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date: 31 October 2020

This chapter addresses the issue of psychotherapists who, after practicing psychotherapy for some time, turn to psychotherapy not as a requirement but out of a genuine life need. It explores some of the myths about being a psychotherapist, four human givens that propel the need for psychotherapy (embodiness, finitude, choice, and being ‘a part of’ and ‘apart from’), and two clinical cases in which the clients themselves were therapists, demonstrating the process of existential-humanistic psychotherapy.

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