Existential Psychotherapies II: Rollo May and the Existential Tradition
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook
   

PSY 6150 - Existential Psychotherapies II: Rollo May and the Existential Tradition


Rollo May was the founding parent of existential-humanistic psychology and a pivotal figure in what we may call philosophical/psychological rapprochement. His books, byproducts of a profound disposition and wide-ranging literacy and curiosity, encourage a rich dialogue between philosophy and psychology and the broader humanities. May expresses concretely what he believed from the time of his earliest work: that psychology requires a grounded, theoretically cogent, interdisciplinary approach to human nature. His books remain an auspicious place to start for those interested in learning about what psychology at its most esoteric can be. In this course, we will consider Rollo May's work and legacy attentively, thereby glimpsing what psychology at its most visionary and rarified might be.  Though open to all students, this course satisfies the Clinical Interventions III/IV requirement in the Clinical Psychology degree program, with Clinical Interventions I & II as prerequisites. Cross-listed as EHTP 6150. 3 credit(s)