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EP00 Invited Address 11a - Existential Psychotherapy: Theory, Practice, Teaching - Irvin Yalom, MD

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Invited Addresses |  Existential Therapy |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
Irvin Yalom, PhD |  Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC
1 Hour 28 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
May 29, 2000
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Dr. Yalom will discuss the definition of existential psychotherapy, its sources, basic tenets and applications in clinical work. Major focus will be on the ultimate concerns of death, meaninglessness, freedom and isolation. Dr. Yalom will discuss his approach to teaching about this field through a literary conveyance.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To list four ultimate concerns that constitute the basis of an existential approach.
  2. To describe the contributions of philosophers such as Neitzsche and Schopenhauer to the field of psychotherapy. 

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Irvin Yalom, PhD's Profile

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Dr. Yalom is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His major areas of interest are Group Psychotherapy and an existentially - inter-personally based individual therapy. In recent years, he has taught via narrative using short stories and novels to teach the art of psychotherapy.

Dr. Yalom was the recipient of the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) at the 75th meeting on March 6, 2017 in New York City.

Cloe Madanes, HDL, LIC's Profile

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Cloé Madanes, HDL, LIC, is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and strategic therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. She has authored seven books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love and Violence; The Violence of Men; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist and Systemic Thinker; and Relationship Breakthrough. She has presented her work at professional conferences all over the world and has given keynote addresses for The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; the National Association of Social Workers, The Erickson Foundation, the California Psychological Association and many other national and international conferences. Madanes has won several awards for distinguished contribution to psychology and has counseled outstanding individuals from all walks of life.