Intersections of Philosophy and Psychotherapy
A simple literature search using the terms ‘philosophy and psychotherapy’ returns 16,912 peer-reviewed journal articles. The topic clearly garners major research interest, but when was the last time—beyond personality theory or professional ethics—that you reflected on the intersections of philosophy and psychotherapy? This presentation highlights the many ways philosophy informs psychotherapy, with a particular focus on the philosophical implications of: 1) integrative psychotherapy, 2) implicit beliefs, and 3) client autonomy.
Participants will leave this gathering with a greater understanding of the important relationship between philosophy and psychotherapy, as well as tools for ongoing refinement of personal and professional philosophies.
Rob Hunsaker, CMHC, has been a licensed psychotherapist since 2002. Working in both agency settings and private practice, and favoring a psychodynamic approach, he has primarily treated clients with co-occurring disorders. He teaches in University of Phoenix’s CMHC program.
2.0 CEU Offered
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