Claude Barbre, MS, MDiv, PhD, LP, Sheldon Solomon, PhD, & Kirk J. Schneider, PhD
Join the Ernest Becker Foundation for a discussion with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis on the overlap between Becker's ideas and psychotherapy.
Fostering Authenticity: Character Analytic and Somatic Interventions in Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy
Presented by Daniel Schiff, PhD
All humanistic and existentially based therapies share the understanding that many of the symptoms that clients bring to therapy stem from their inability to live an authentic life. The fostering of authenticity is therefore one of their primary goals. Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy, a humanistic/existential therapeutic approach based upon the integration of Wilhelm Reich’s character analytic and bioenergetic therapy, gestalt therapy, person-centered therapy and self psychology, approaches this endeavor through addressing the cognitive, emotional, behavioral and somatic defenses that prevent one from making full contact with their authenticity.
Case Conceptualization, Consultation, and Discussion from an Existential-Humanistic Perspective
Facilitated by EHNW Board Members, Bob Edelstein & Dave Fischer
EHNW invites you to join them in an open conversation on Saturday March 18th. This salon will review some therapy cases, including client’s presenting issues and potential therapeutic responses, from within an Existential-Humanistic framework. The discussion will be facilitated by EHNW board members, including Bob Edelstein and Dave Fischer. Please feel free to bring a current case for which you would like some consultation, or listen to others, ask questions, and contribute your comments. Due to time considerations, not every case will likely be discussed.
Living in the Here and Now:
Embracing our roots
Creating our future
Heraclitus states that "Everything flows and nothing remains". He reminds us that "nobody bathes twice in the same river", explaining not only that the water in the river flows, but that people also change from one moment to another.
Our existence is always present, initiating and encompassing all of our biological and social history. At the same time, and while existence encompasses the past, it is envisioned and moving towards the future. A future in which human beings do not merely move but create, through their inherent freedom.
The 3rd World Congress of Existential Therapy that will be held in Athens in May 2023 will offer an opportunity to address the here and now while embracing our roots and building a vision towards the future.