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Existential-Humanistic Therapy


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Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Contemporary Issues

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  • Angus, L., Watson, J., Elliott, R., Schneider, K., & Timulak, L. (2015). Humanistic psychotherapy research 1990–2015: From methodological innovation to evidence-supported treatment outcomes and beyond. Psychotherapy Research, 25, 330–347.
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  • Bugental, J. F. T. (1976). The search for existential identity. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Bugental, J.F. T. (1999). Psychotherapy isn't what you think. Phoenix: Zeig, Tucker & Co., Inc.
  • Cain, D. J., Keenan, K., & Rubin, S. (Eds.). (2016). Humanistic psychotherapies: Handbook of research and practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
  • Cooper, M. (2017). Existential therapies (2nd Ed.). London: Sage.
  • Elkins, D.N. (2016). The human elements of psychotherapy: A nonmedical model of emotional healing. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Geller, S.M. & Greenberg, L.S. (2012). Therapeutic presence: A mindful approach to effective psychotherapy. Washington, DC: APA Press.
  • Hoffman, L„ Yang, M., Kaklauskas, F„ 8c Chan, A. (2009). Existential psychology East-West. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.
  • Hoffman, L., Jackson, T., Cleare-Hoffman, H. (2015). Humanistic psychology and multiculturalism: History, current status, and advancements. In K.J. Schneider, J.F. Pierson, & J. F. T. Bugental (Eds.), The handbook of human¬istic psychology: Theory, practice, and research (2nd ed.) (pp. 41-55). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Krug, O.T., & Schneider, K.J. (2016). Supervision essentials for existential-humanistic therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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  • May, R., Angel, E., & Ellenberger, H. (Eds.). (1958). Existence: A new dimension in psychiatry and psychology. New York: Basic Books.
  • Mendelowitz, E. & Schneider, K. (2008). Existential Psychotherapy. In R. Corsini & D. Wedding (Eds.) Current psychotherapies (8th ed.) (pp. 295-326). Belmont, CA: Thompson/Brooks Cole.
  • Pierson, J.F., Krug, O.T., Sharp, J.G., & Piwowarski, T. (2015). Cultivating therapeutic artistry: Model existential-humanistic training programs. In K.J. Schneider, J.F. Pierson, & J.F.T. Bugental (Eds.) The handbook of humanistic psychology: Theory, practice, and research (2nd ed.) (pp. 631-651). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Schneider, K. J. (Ed.). (2008). Existential-integrative psychotherapy: Guideposts to the core of practice. New York: Routledge.
  • Schneider, K.J., (2009). Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.
  • Schneider, K.J. (2013). The polarized mind: Why it’s killing us and what we can do about it. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.
  • Schneider, K.J. (2015). Presence: The core contextual factor of effective psychotherapy. Existential Analysis, 26.2, 304-312.
  • Schneider, K.J. (2017). The spirituality of awe: Challenges to the robotic revolution. Cardiff, CA: Waterfront Press (sold through
  • Schneider, K.J., Bugental, J.F.T. & Pierson, J.F. (Eds.). (2001) The handbook of humanistic psychology: Leading edges in theory, research, and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Schneider, K.J. & Krug, O. (2009). Existential-Humanistic Therapy. Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press.
  • Schneider, K.J. & Krug, O. (2017). Existential-Humanistic Therapy (2nd Ed.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press.
  • Schneider, K.J., & Langle, A. (2012). The renewal of humanism in psychotherapy: Summary and conclusion. Psychotherapy, 49, 480-481.
  • Schneider, K.J. & May, R. (1995). The psychology of existence: An integrative, clinical perspective. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Shahar, G., & Schiller, M. (2016). A conqueror by stealth: Introduction to the special issue on humanism, existentialism, and psychotherapy integration. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26, 1-4.
  • Yalom, I. (1980). Existential psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books.
  • Yalom, I. (2002). The gift of therapy. New York: HarperCollins Publishers

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