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CPD Workshop – March 2016

Society of Existential Analysis, Continuing Professional Development Workshop, Saturday March 5th 2016, 10am to 1pm.

Presented by Martin Adams:

Towards an existential understanding of human development

How do existential givens such as time, death, freedom and the lived body influence our development from birth to death? And what do they mean at different times of our lives?

This workshop will consider human development through the whole life span from an existential perspective.

Theories of human development from other therapeutic approaches are essentialist and therefore blind to existential context. And existential approaches have largely neglected the topic of human development.

In this workshop, we will consider how an existential theory of human development differs from other theories. We will argue that an existential understanding of human development is necessary for the therapist to better understand their client’s issues. 

The contributions of Merleau-Ponty, Sartre and Heidegger among others will be considered, and suggestions will be made about implications for therapeutic practice.

The workshop will combine lecture input with participatory exercises and open discussion. These will necessarily draw on participants’ personal and therapeutic experience. Participation has been limited to 25 places.

Martin Adams is an existential psychotherapist and supervisor. He has designed and teaches a Doctoral level course on an Existential Perspective on Human Development at both the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Regent’s University, London. He is the author of A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling (2013) and co-author with Emmy van Deurzen of Skills in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy (2011/2016). He is currently writing a book on an Existential Perspective on Human Development. He is also a sculptor.

Workshop Location:

NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

NCVO is located close to Kings Cross station. There is extensive transport available.

For map and more extensive travel information please look at the link below:

Workshop Timing:

10am to 1pm on Saturday March 5thth 2016 from 10am to 1pm.

Arrival between 9.30 and 9.50am. Teas and Coffees will be served.

Cost: £35 per ticket

Continuing Professional Development: Attendees will receive a certificate for three CPD hours.

Contact: If you have any questions or would like further information please contact 

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