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Contributions to Phenomenology

Phenomenology in Action in Psychotherapy

On Pure Psychology and its Applications in Psychotherapy and Mental Health Care

Authors: Owen, Ian Rory

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  • Presents compelling, concrete examples of how Husserl’s concepts apply
  • Condenses key aspects of Husserl’s thinking in relation to the theory and practice of psychotherapy in general
  • Explores Psychological reasoning prior to actual practice, connecting academic philosophy of consciousness and mental health
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This book takes Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology and applies it to help psychotherapy practitioners formulate complex psychological problems. The reader will learn about Husserl’s system of understanding and its concepts that can point to first-person lived experience, and about the work of Husserl scholars who have developed a way to be precise about the experiences that clients have. Through exploring the connection between academic philosophy of consciousness and mental health, themes of biopsychosocial treatment planning, psychopathology of personality and psychological disorders, and the treatment of complex psychological problems all emerge. The author shows that Husserlian phenomenology can be used in the design of interventions for each client in a process called formulation. Once the intentionality of consciousness of an individual is understood, by asking simple questions, it becomes possible to define problematic experiences. This is a means of creating informed consent for treatment and it also makes it clear to clients what is happening for them, so helping them understand themselves and how they see the world. We also see how Husserl’s phenomenology is a vehicle for psychotherapists to present their knowledge about the research literature of what has been found to be effective care. This volume applies the concepts and practices of phenomenology in a concrete way, relating them to the practice of therapy and showing the value of a qualitative approach to understanding mental processes and the nature of human beings as motivated by values, meanings and other conscious experiences. This is a readable text in simple language that condenses key aspects of Husserl’s thinking in relation to the theory and practice of psychotherapy, and it is suitable for philosophers and practitioners of psychology, psychiatry, and the psychotherapies, including psychoanalysis.

About the authors

Ian Rory Owen is a practising psychotherapist within the British National Health Service who works with complex psychological problems and the so-called disorders of personality. He first met the work of Freud and Husserl in January 1990. Since then he has kept a keen interest in both with my preference going to Husserl. His style of practice is a general one. He has no allegiance to any specific school of practice. Please see his website for details of his bibliography. Specifically 72 peer reviewed papers, 3 self-published books, and other peer reviewed publications in a wide selection of paper and electronic journals.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phenomenology in Action in Psychotherapy
Book Subtitle
On Pure Psychology and its Applications in Psychotherapy and Mental Health Care
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Phenomenology
Series Volume
79
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13605-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13605-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13604-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38349-1
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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