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Psychology

Let’s ponder something for a second. What if addiction, continual substance abuse despite negative consequences, is a misguided spiritual process? Now, many people have said this, but they seem to be more focused on the idea that substance abuse or use is a “substitute” for meaning or spiritual transcendence. But...

I want to share a conceptual continuum created by Kirk Schneider, PhD, a leading writer and theorist in the existential/humanistic psychology community. In his book Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy Dr. Schneider (2008) discusses the main focus of existential psychotherapy for many practitioners and theorists is the human experience of freedom/liberation. Existential therapists...