Utilizing Existential Meaning-Making as a Therapeutic Tool for Clients Affected by Poverty

  • Amanda M. Evans Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling, Auburn University
  • Annette Kluck Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling, Auburn University
  • Doris Hill Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling, Auburn University
  • Eric Crumley Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling, Auburn University
  • Joshua Turchan Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling, Auburn University

Abstract

The existential-humanistic therapeutic approach for working with clients affected by poverty is described. The role of status, love, suffering, and societal norms as part of identity development, as well as determining when and how to introduce this approach are discussed. Specific techniques of meaning-making are explained and a case example is provided.
Published
Aug 5, 2017
How to Cite
EVANS, Amanda M. et al. Utilizing Existential Meaning-Making as a Therapeutic Tool for Clients Affected by Poverty. International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 16, aug. 2017. ISSN 1708-1696. Available at: <http://journal.existentialpsychology.org/index.php/ExPsy/article/view/215>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2017.