Practical Applications and Clinical Case



The final chapter presents four clinical vignettes as examples of the application of the principles of therapeutic effectiveness , as well as of existential interventions. It concludes with a clinical case which is intended to demonstrate the use of the genetic -phenomenological concepts applied to case conceptualization .


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Portuguese Society of Existential PsychotherapyISPA—University InstituteLisbonPortugal

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