existential therapy

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A diverse and fragmented group of techniques of psychotherapy, including both existential analysis and various other techniques based loosely on the philosophies of phenomenology and existentialism, in which clients are encouraged to confront their inner emotions and values, stripping away preconceptions and assumptions, and to take responsibility for their lives. See also angst (2), antipsychiatry, bad faith, intentionality (2).

Subjects: Psychology.

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