dc.contributor.advisor Appel, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Berry-Smith, Stephen Frederick
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-23T21:03:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-23T21:03:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.created 2012
dc.date.issued 2012-09-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/4611
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the work of existential psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom. Yalom is acknowledged and respected globally for his contributions to contemporary psychotherapy; both for his theoretical understanding and his stance for practice which posits that a genuine, transparent, human connection in the therapeutic encounter is one that provides the most beneficial environment for emotional healing. His theory and approach to practice is grounded in the understanding that all human beings face four ultimate existential concerns – death, freedom, isolation and meaningless. Furthermore, he is of the profound belief that all psychopathologies are derivatives of the anxieties generated from awareness of the four concerns, and that a vital task of human development is to confront, and come to terms with the realities that each concern presents. This dissertation adopts the methodology of a traditional literature review to examine Yalom’s books, essays and interviews, and provides a synthesised study of his theory of Existential Psychotherapy and the implicit meaning of the four ultimate concerns. Included are critiques and comments from other contributors. A further aspect of the dissertation draws attention to some of the contrasting opinions that exist between psychoanalytic psychotherapy and those of Yalom’s existential approach. Lessons for practice are summarised and suggestions for future research are offered. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Auckland University of Technology
dc.subject Yalom en_NZ
dc.subject Existential en_NZ
dc.subject Irvin en_NZ
dc.subject Psychotherapy en_NZ
dc.title Death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness and the existential psychotherapy of Irvin D. Yalom en_NZ
dc.type Thesis
thesis.degree.grantor Auckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.level Masters Dissertations
thesis.degree.name Master of Health Science en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline
dc.date.updated 2012-09-23T19:31:34Z

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