Camus’ Absurd and its Application to Existential Psychotherapy

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Binnie, J. (2022). Camus’ Absurd and its Application to Existential Psychotherapy. Philosophical Practice. 17 (3), pp. 2984-2991.
AuthorsBinnie, J.
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This essay will explore and critically evaluate Camus’ theory of the absurd and then discuss its relevance to the practice of existential psychotherapy. It is proposed that the concept of the absurd, whilst initially intimidating, can be beneficial to include in psychotherapeutic work. Helping others to move away from global concepts of meaning, to finding their own way through life, can initiate a process of experiential development, and ultimately liberation.

KeywordsAlbert Camus. The absurd. Existential psychotherapy. Acceptance processes. Behavioural change.
Year2022
JournalPhilosophical Practice
Journal citation17 (3), pp. 2984-2991
PublisherAPPA
ISSN1742-8181
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Print01 Nov 2022
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Deposited29 Nov 2022
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