Existential Humanistic Therapy.

Existential Humanistic Therapy.

Existential Humanistic Therapy.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Develop diagnoses for clients receiving psychotherapy*

· Evaluate efficacy of existential-humanistic therapy for clients*

· Analyze legal and ethical implications of counseling clients with psychiatric disorders*

· Analyze clinical supervision experiences*

For Part 1, select a client whom you observed or counseled this week (other than the client used for this week’s Discussion). Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

· Describe the client and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.

· Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.

· Explain whether existential-humanistic therapy would be beneficial with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach.

· Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.

· Support your approach with evidence-based literature.


For Part 2, reflect on your clinical supervision experiences. Then, address the following in your Practicum Journal:

· How often are you receiving clinical supervision from your preceptor?

· What are the sessions like?

· What is the preceptor bringing to your attention?

· How are you translating these sessions to your clinical practice? ( You don’t have to do Part 2)

Required reading ( Need 3+ references)

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

  • Chapter 10, “Humanistic-Existential and      Solution-Focused Approaches to Psychotherapy” (Review pp. 369–406)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Ethics in psychotherapy. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 185–198). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/12345-010

Required Media

Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2013). Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Clinical supervision follow-up [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.