Recommended Existential Reading

  • Becker, E. (1973). Denial of death. New York: Free Press.
  • Bugental, J. F. T. (1965, 1981). The Search for Authenticity — An Existential-Analytic Approach to Psychotherapy. New York: Irvington Publishers. (Out of print)
  • Bugental, J. F. T. (1976). The search for existential identity. Jossey-Bass.
  • Bugental, J. F. T. (1978). Psychotherapy and Process — The Fundamentals of an Existential-Humanistic Approach.  Addison Wesley.
  • Bugental, J. F. T. (1980). The Psychotherapy Handbook — The A to Z Guide to More than 250 Different Therapies in Use Today. Edited by Richie Herink. A Meridian Book, New American Library Times Mirror.
  • Bugental, J. F. T. (1987). The Art of the Psychotherapist — by JF Bugental, Ph.D.  W.W. Norton.
  • Bugental, J. F. T. (1990). Intimate Journeys — Stories from Life Changing Therapy. Jossey-Bass.
  • Bugental, J.F. T. (1999). Psychotherapy isn’t what you think.  Zeig, Tucker & Co., Inc.
  • Cain, D. J., & Seeman, J. (Eds.). (2016). Humanistic psychotherapies: Handbook of research and practice. (2nd Edition). American Psychological Association.
  • Cooper, M. (2016). Existential therapies. (2nd Edition) Sage Publications.
  • Corsini, R. J., (Ed.). (2008). Current Psychotherapies. (8th Edition). Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  • Frankl, V. (1959). From Death-Camp to Existentialism — A Psychiatrist’s Path to a New Therapy. Lasch, I. (Trans). Beacon Press.
  • Friedman, M. S. (1985). The Healing Dialogue in Psychotherapy. Jason Aronson.
  • Gardner, H. (2006). Multiple Intelligences. Basic Books.
  • Gendlin, E. T. (1978). Focusing. Everest House.
  • Glasser, W. (1998). The Quality School. (revised edition). HarperPerennial.
  • Glasser, W. (1998). The Quality School Teacher. (revised edition). HarperPerennial.
  • Hoffman, L., Cleare-Hoffman, H., Granger, Jr., N., St. John, D. (Eds.) (2019). Humanistic Approaches to Multiculturalism and Diversity. University Professors Press.
    Perspectives on Existence and Difference
  • Hoffman, L., Yang M., Kaklauskas, F. J., Chan, A. & Mansilla, M. (Eds.). (2019). Existential Psychology East-West. (Vol 1 Revised Edition). University Professors Press.
  • Hoffman, L., Mansilla, M., Dias J., Yang M., Moats M., & Claypool, T. (Eds.). (2019). Existential Psychology East-West. (Vol 2 Revised Edition). University Professors Press.
  • Jourard, S. M. (1971). The Transparent Self. D. Van Nostrand Company.
  • Koestenbaum, P. (1978). The New Image of the Person — The Theory and Practice of Clinical Philosophy. Greenwood Press.
  • Kopp, S. B. (1972). If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him — The Pilgrimage of Psychotherapy Patients. Bantam Books.
  • Laing, R. D. (1967). The Politics of Experience. Ballantine Books.
  • Laing, R. D. (1969). The divided self: An existential study in sanity and madness. Penguin.
  • Maslow, Abraham H. (1962). Toward a Psychology of Being. D. Van Nostrand Company.
  • Maslow, Abraham H. (1971). The Farther Reaches of Human Nature. The Viking Press.
  • May, R., (1953). Man’s Search for Himself. A Signet Book, The New American Library.
  • May, R., (1983). The Discovery of Being — Writings in Existential Psychology. W.W. Norton.
  • May, R., & Schneider, K. J. (Eds.). (1995). The Psychology of Existence — An Integrative Clinical Perspective. McGraw Hill.
  • May, R., Angel, E., & Ellenberger, H. (Eds.). (1958). Existence: A new dimension in psychiatry and psychology. Basic Books.
  • Mendelowitz, E. & Schneider, K. (2008). Existential Psychotherapy. In R. Corsini & D. Wedding (Eds.) Current psychotherapies (8th ed.) (pp. 295-326). Thompson/Brooks Cole.
  • Moustakas, C. E. (Ed.). (1956). The Self — Explorations and Personal Growth. Harper Publishing.
  • Moustakas, C. (1965). The Authentic Teacher:Sensitivity and awareness in the classroom. Howard A. Doyle.
  • Palmer, P. J. (2007). The Courage to Teach. (10th edition). Jossey-Bass.
  • Rogers, C. R. (1961). On Becoming a Person — A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy. Houghton Mifflin.
  • Rogers, C. R. (1980). A Way of Being. Houghton Mifflin.
  • Rogers, C. R. & Freiberg, H. J. (1994). Freedom to Learn. (3rd edition). Prentice Hall.
  • Schneider, K. J. & May, R. (1995). The psychology of existence: An integrative, clinical perspective. McGraw-Hill.
  • Schneider, K. J. (1999). The Paradoxical Self: Toward an Understanding of Our Contradictory Nature. Humanity Books.
  • Schneider, K. J., Bugental, J.F.T. & Pierson, J.F. (Eds.). (2014) The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice. Second Edition. Sage Publications.
  • Schneider, K. J. (2004). Rediscovery of Awe: Splendor, Mystery and the Fluid Center of Life. Paragon House.
  • Schneider, K. J. (Ed.). (2008). Existential-integrative psychotherapy: Guideposts to the core of practice. Routledge.
  • Schneider, K. J. (2009). Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation. Jason Aronson.
  • Schneider, K. J. & Krug, O. T. (2017, 2nd Ed.). Existential-humanistic Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series). American Psychological Association.
  • Schneider, K. J. (2013). The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It. University Professors Press.
  • Schneider, K. J. (2020). The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook to Social Healing. University Professors Press.
  • Shabahangi, N.R.(2014) Ambiguity of Suffering. Eldership Academy Press.
  • Shapiro, Jerrold (2016) Pragmatic Existential Counseling and Therapy. Sage Publications.
  • Welwood, J. (Ed.). (1983). Awakening the Heart: East/West Approaches to Psychotherapy and the Healing Relationship. Shambhala Publications.
  • Yalom, I. (1980). Existential psychotherapy. Basic Books.
  • Yalom, I. (1989). Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy. Basic Books.
  • Yalom, I. (2002). The gift of therapy. HarperCollins Publishers.

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