Rising From Shattered Lives

Rising From Shattered Lives
Type: Webinar
Date: Friday, 17th July 2020
Presenter: Prof Dr Emmy van Deurzen
Level: Intermediate
Audience: Grief counsellors, generic counsellors, psychologist, social workers, psychotherapists

Webinar Overview: Rising From Shattered Lives: Psychotherapy and Existential Crisis 

Political and social events can affect individuals profoundly, revolutionising their lives in such a way that their entire existence is in question, not just physically, but also emotionally, mentally, socially, culturally and spiritually.  Such existential shattering is most obvious in the stories of refugees and survivors of war.  Emmy’s experience in working with Holocaust survivors and refugees from war torn areas, served as a blueprint in understanding the plight of some of the five million people who found themselves caught up in one of the most significant political challenges in the UK, which was the 2016 Brexit referendum. Emmy will draw illustrations from her work in a special emotional support project (ESSE), for the EU27 citizens who were most affected.  Some of these people were struggling with the shock of a shattered existence, which put everything in question: their life choices and values, their identity, their livelihood, their safety, their future and the unity of their families.  They were isolated, bereft and in despair and many benefited greatly from an existential method in tackling their crisis to rise again.  In the pandemic these people have shown exemplary resilience, thus demonstrating that they have learnt from their experience of facing existential crisis and have derived resilience from it.

Learning Outcomes: at the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

1.    Explain Basic concepts of working with existential principles
2.    Describe Four world model
3.    Discuss Emotional Compass model
4.    Dialectic of time model
5.    Paradox and conflict model
6.    Values and purpose model
7.    Understanding of psychological upheaval of the five million
8.    New ideas about resilience
9.    Notion of thriving on existential crisis
10.  The importance of passion and engagement

Presenter Bio's: Dr Emmy van Deurzen
Emmy van Deurzen is a Philosopher, Counselling Psychologist and Existential Psychotherapist.  She founded the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, the Society for Existential Analysis and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Existential Academy in London, of which she continues to be Principal. She was the first chair of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and has chaired and directed many other organisations and institutions.Her application of philosophical ideas to psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching has been instrumental in establishing the existential paradigm firmly in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and around the world.  She lectures internationally and her seventeen books have been translated into well over a dozen languages. She is visiting Professor with Middlesex University and has been a professor with Regent’s College, honorary professor with Sheffield University and Schiller International University and a visiting fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.

Amongst her books are the bestsellers Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (3d edition 2012, Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009) and Everyday Mysteries (2nd edition Routledge, 2010).  The second edition of Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy appeared with Wiley in 2015 and the second edition of her book on Existential Skills with Martin Adams in 2016.  Her book Existential Therapy: Distinctive features, co-authored with Claire Arnold-Baker was published in 2018.  She is the editor in chief of the Wiley World Handbook for Existential Therapy, which was published in 2019. She is currently writing a book on Rising from Existential Crisis for PCCS Books.

Date: Friday, 17th July 2020

3.30pm - 5.00pm AEST

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$75.00 Non ACGB Members

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