Psychotherapy: Adaptation or Walking Together? (A Roadside Conversation)

Nina Bychkova
Yana Larionova


The article concerns psychotherapeutic work in the perspective of existential approach. Two trends are discerned in modern psychotherapy regardless of the known division into different schools – the adaptation therapy, and the one viewing a person in the context of his Personal being in the world. Therapy here is understood as the Way of mutual personal growth of both the therapist and the client. Distinction is singled out as one of the central points in forming the meanings, essential for both the normal development of a child and in psychotherapy, and remaining significant for spiritual growth in adults.


Article in: English

Article published: 2010-09-15

Keyword(s): anthropology; personal identity; existentialism; existential psychotherapy; the structure of conscientiousness; distinction as ability; phenomenology; education development; educating medium

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2010.27

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Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija ISSN 2029-6320, eISSN 2029-6339
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