International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology

Unearthing the Humanistic Predilection of Daseinsanalysis

Jacob W. Glazier, Ph.D

University of West Georgia

Leslie W. O'Ryan, Ph.D

Western Illinois University

Matthew E. Lemberger, Ph.D

University of New Mexico

Abstract

In recent years, there has been renewed interest among the mental health professions in the principles of humanism. This rekindled discourse can be supplemented by an examination of the existential-phenomenological psychotherapy approach known as daseinsanalysis, as primarily influenced by the works of Martin Heidegger and Medard Boss. Daseinsanalysis complements humanistic values while providing a sophisticated philosophical scheme to frame the human way of being. The authors provide a brief explication of humanistic philosophy and daseinsanalysis, particularly as each are consistent in informing psychotherapeutic practitioners.

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