Analysis of Irvin Yalom's Existential Psychodynamics
Institute of Educational Science of Nanjing Nor-mai University, Nanjing 210097, China
Irvin Yalom / existential psychodynamics / ultimate concern/psychotherapy
论文来源 医学与哲学,论文单位 大连,论文页数 38～39,47页2008年
Existential Psychodynamics is a psychotherapy advanced by Irvin Yalom. The theory centers around the basic dynamical structure "perceive the ultimate concerns→anxiety→defense mechanism" , inquires into the value of four ultimate concerns (death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness) to psychopathology, its object is removing the obstacle to individual development, the core of its method is emphasizing on "here-and-now", and pays great attention to the effect of relations between psychotherapist and patient.The theory makes contribution to existential psychotherapy to a certain degree, and there's much in it that Chinese counseling and psychotherapy can make use of.