Rising from existential crisis workshop with Emmy van Deurzen

WORKSHOP FROM THE CONFERENCE – PCCS Books CPD Day: Counselling & Psychotherapy in Times of...

Last updated 27 May 2024

WORKSHOP FROM THE CONFERENCE – PCCS Books CPD Day: Counselling & Psychotherapy in Times of Global Calamity

Many of the emotional and mental health problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic were related in some way to the fact that our usual frameworks of meaningful connections were suddenly broken apart and that we were not prepared for this. This was particularly true of children and teenagers who could no longer see their friends, their gang, their peers, to make life interesting. It was also strikingly true for those who lived alone, or who were elderly, chronically unwell and disabled, most of whom had to spend long months in isolation. But it was also true in the sense of our habits being broken, our work and travel patterns being interrupted and our relationships becoming more difficult. People had to create new ways of being and relating and much can be learnt from these experiences for how to work with people in such situations.

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Rising from existential crisis - Emmy van Deurzen


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Professor Emmy van Deurzen

Emmy van Deurzen is a professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy with 18 books to her name, several of which have been translated into a dozen languages. She is the Co-Founder and Principal of the Existential Academy, where she also runs post graduate courses through the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in partnership with Middlesex University and her private practice.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, she lived, studied, and worked in France before settling in the UK in 1977. Emmy has been instrumental in founding or cofounding numerous organizations, including the Society for Existential Analysis, the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe and the World Confederation of Existential Therapy. She has helped people in facing their life problems and suffering for nearly half a century.

Amongst her books are the bestsellers Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (3d edition 2012), Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009), Everyday Mysteries (2nd edition Routledge, 2010) and Paradox and Passion (2nd edition, Wiley, 2015). Her book Rising from Existential Crisis was published with PCCS books in 2021. She is currently writing a book on Existential Freedom for Penguin.