Understanding the strengths of each type of therapy and which type of therapy is most appropriate for each patient is an essential skill of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. In this Assignment, you will compare humanistic-existential therapy to another psychotherapeutic approach. You will identify the strengths and challenges of each approach and describe expected potential outcomes.
To prepare:
· Review the humanistic-existential psychotherapy videos in this week’s Learning Resources.
· Reflect on humanistic-existential psychotherapeutic approaches.
· Then, select another psychotherapeutic approach to compare with humanistic-existential psychotherapy. The approach you choose may be one you previously explored in the course or one you are familiar with and especially interested in. 


In a 3-page paper, address the following:
· Briefly describe humanistic-existential psychotherapy and the second approach you selected. 
· Explain at least three differences between these therapies. Include how these differences might impact your practice as a PMHNP.
· Focusing on one video you viewed, explain why humanistic-existential psychotherapy was utilized with the patient in the video and why it was the treatment of choice. Describe the expected potential outcome if the second approach had been used with the patient. 
· Support your response with specific examples from this week’s media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly.

Attach the PDFs of your sources

Required Resources to use

· Grande, T.  (2019, January 9). 

Theories of counseling – Existential therapy
 Links to an external site.
[Video]. YouTube.

· PsychotherapyNet. (2009, June 29). 

James Bugental live case consultation psychotherapy video
 Links to an external site.
[Video]. YouTube.

· ThinkingallowedTV. (2010, September 20). 

James Bugental: Humanistic psychotherapy (excerpt) – A thinking allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove
 Links to an external site.
[Video]. YouTube.

Extra resources

· Biophily2. (2016, October 4). 

Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, Carl Rogers – Existential psychology II (1962)
 Links to an external site.
[Video]. YouTube.

· Bugental, J. (2008). 
Existential-humanistic psychotherapy
 Links to an external site.

The Psychology Podcast. (2021, Aug 30). 
Irvin Yalom- Existential psychotherapy. [Video]. YouTube.  hYou need to have JavaScript enabled in order to access this site.


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Humanist Existential Psychotherapy vs Counseling Therapy

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NRNP 6645: Psychotherapy with Multiple Modalities

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Description of humanistic-existential psychotherapy

Humanistic-existential psychotherapy is notably a therapy that aids patients or clients to

find their uniqueness or distinct attributes via gaining a greater awareness of themselves the

world around them (Jovanovic & Svrakic, 2017). To better understand it, the professor who was

interviewed in the video “existential-humanistic psychotherapy” breaks it down further by

defining the two distinct words. She delineates the existential parts as a philosophy how of

things are or how life should be relevant to a specific model (Bugental, 2008).

The humanistic individuality of the person. The humanistic-existential psychotherapy

patients or clients are given the free will to discover or explore those particular aspects of their

lives that assist their journey and can be thrown away to live a full life. The goal of humanistic-

existential psychotherapy leans on the act of developing capacity for self-awareness. It asks

questions like “who am I?” “What can I do with my self”. This question has no national or racial

boundaries. This allows a person to explore his freedom in his way and his own chosen.

Humanistic-existential psychotherapy helps to create a personal identity depending on a

reasonable level of reality. It also helps people admit normal anxiety as a common natural

condition of living. It also aids in searching for life, values, and beliefs of lives and meaning.

The second approach relates to the theory of counseling – existential therapy developed

by Dr. Todd L. Grande. This therapy is characterized by self-awareness, development of identity,

establishing relationships, self-actualization, freedom, and responsibility, finding meanings and

values and fears (guilt, emptiness, lack of relationship, isolation, and death, etc).

Three differences between the therapies

 In the humanist-existence psychotherapy approach, the effort is directed towards helping

individuals or the client to search for the meaning and the required elements for

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fulfillment and purpose of life, while existential therapy or theory of counsel seeks to

help people to end the fear of the unknown.

 The humanist-existential psychotherapy uses efforts for individuals under the therapy to

gear towards acceptance and growth whereas existential help to establish values.

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