Martin Adams

Martin Adams
Middlesex University. The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

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Introduction
Dr Martin Adams currently works at Middlesex University and The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. Martin does research in Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Philosophy of Science. His most recent book is 'An Existential approach to Human development: Philosophical and psychotherapeutic perspectives.’. He is currently working on what it means to teach and also to write existentially rather than just teach or write about existentialism.

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The existential‐phenomenological approach has steadily grown and developed, and is now, more than ever, widely acknowledged as a powerful method of engaging with problems in living. Coming with its increasing popularity, a challenge for the integrity of existential therapy is to ensure that therapeutic practice remains anchored in the owned dialogi...
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This chapter describes how the method and practice of existential‐phenomenological therapy is related to its underpinning philosophy. A principle of all existential‐phenomenological therapy is to introduce, or re‐introduce, the client to the reality that they have an active part in their learning. The beginning of existential‐phenomenological thera...
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A resistance to the pathologizing language of psychiatric discourse is a persistent theme in existential‐phenomenological therapy. In insisting on a philosophical, rather than psychological or medical, foundation for the development of its theory and practice, existential‐phenomenological therapy refutes the natural scientific foundations of much p...
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This is a review of 2 books. Sailing - Catching the Drift of Why We Sail. (Philosophy For Everyone). Patrick Goold (ed), (2012) Chichester: Wiley. Cycling: A Philosophical Tour De Force (Philosophy for Everyone). Jesùs Ilundáin-Agurruza and Michael W.Austin (eds)(2010) Chichester: Wiley.
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Both Orlans and van Scoyoc (2008) and Cooper (2009) emphasise the practical values of counselling psychology, and Kasket (2011, p.5) rein-forces this by referring to counselling psychology as a 'particularly honest, realistic, courageous member of the family of Applied Psychologies'. This point about application is significant as it is also made by...
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This paper outlines how an existential model of human development throughout the life span differs from a stage model. It goes on to describe some of the key features of an existential model of human development. Based on this some suggestions are made about implications for therapeutic practice.
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A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling is just that: a brief and accessible pocket guide to the underlying theory & practice of the existential approach. Addressing everything a new trainee needs to know and do in a way that is entirely accessible and jargon-free, this book: - Provides a short history of the existential tradition - Pu...
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This is the first practical introduction to a skills-based Existential approach. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes the concrete and tangible skills, tasks and interactions of Existential practice. It covers: - Theoretical background and history of Existential Therapy - Phenomenological practice - the centre of...
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This is the first practical introduction to a skills-based Existential approach. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes the concrete and tangible skills, tasks and interactions of Existential practice. It covers: - Theoretical background and history of Existential Therapy - Phenomenological practice - the centre of...
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This pilot study aims to increase our understanding of therapists’ subjective attitudes, beliefs, and experiences of working with clients with problems of addiction. The study yielded useful clarifications, arising from the finding that opinions about the nature of addiction support different approaches to therapy. In addition, it seems that divers...
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This paper looks at a number of existing theories of human development from an existential-phenomenological perspective. Most existing theories are stage theories which attempt to find common factors in human development in terms of invariant stages, phases or periods. Human development therefore is in terms of movement from one stage to the next....
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This paper presents some thoughts on what it means to reflect on ones own experience from a phenomenological point of view. Reflecting on experience is a human quality that presents us with certain dilemmas about the nature of reality and our substance as beings. These general points are then related to the specific therapeutic tasks of talking and...
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This paper looks at how phenomenology as a research method can be applied to human phenomena particularly in the therapeutic context. It makes connections between the phenomenological method and existing therapeutic practice. Some suggestions are made about the appropriateness of specific verbal and non verbal interventions
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This paper looks at the phenomenon of space primarily from an Existential-phenomenological perspective. Its focus is on our every-day experience of space, and this is referred to as the ontic dimension of experience. The relationship between the ontic dimension and the ontological dimension, which refers to the underlying nature of our being-in-the...

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This is a full length book for Palgrave that will review the contributions to Human Development from birth to death from 6 major existential philosophers and it will draw out major themes and relate them to psychotherapeutic practice. Estimated completion, mid 2017.