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Dynamics of Existential Personality Fulfillment in the Course of Psychotherapy

Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan Federal University, 420008 Kazan City, Russia
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Behav. Sci. 2020, 10(1), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs10010021
Received: 2 November 2019 / Revised: 25 December 2019 / Accepted: 27 December 2019 / Published: 31 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue XVI European Congress of Psychology)
The purpose of the study is to explore the clients’ perceptions of therapeutic changes due to their existential fulfillment experience and authenticity in their relationships with the world. The content of the study reveals the subjective perceptions and experiences of clients about the changes in the understanding of themselves and the world in the course of existential psychotherapy. Consideration of the qualitative changes in a person’s life as a result of psychotherapy was based on the concept of existential fulfillment and de-sedimentation of “I-structure”. An opening up of opportunities for experiencing the fullness of human existence, as well as exploring ways of avoiding existential fulfillment, present themselves as key aspects in existential psychotherapy. Research methods are Existence Scale (A. Längle and C. Orgler); semantic differential for measuring therapeutic changes of clients in the course of existential psychotherapy; and factor analysis. Going through a psychotherapeutic experience has a positive effect on the dynamics of self-distancing indices, self-transcendence, freedom, and responsibility. The experience of existential personal fulfillment in psychotherapy leads to changes in human contact with oneself and the ability to successfully interact with the external environment. Experiencing the true existential level of living helps a person to be aware of their needs and to stay in contact with their feelings. View Full-Text
Keywords: existential psychotherapy; existential personality fulfillment; therapeutic changes existential psychotherapy; existential personality fulfillment; therapeutic changes
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Solobutina, M.M.; Miyassarova, L.R. Dynamics of Existential Personality Fulfillment in the Course of Psychotherapy. Behav. Sci. 2020, 10, 21.

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