Providing a pathway (mainly Thursday evenings) to registration with UPCA and UKCP as an existential-analytic psychotherapist or CPD for psychological therapists and those in the helping professions.

Post Existentialism

  • Develop your therapeutic relational abilities to help others be clearer about the meaning of their experiences and desires in a post postmodern world
  • Work towards being on the UKCP and UPCA registers as an existential-analytic psychotherapist (see safpac.co.uk)
  • Learn through a practice-based programme in the historical setting of Parkstead House, Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, London (Thursday evenings and one Saturday a term)
  • Consider the implications of what emerges in practice through humanistic, existential, psychoanalytic, postmodern and feminist ideas as well as the arts and humanities
  • Develop critical perspectives theoretically and politically on psychotherapy and the nature of psychotherapeutic knowledge
  • Be part of a learning community facilitated by university lecturers who are also practitioners and researchers 
  • Develop through exploration of key texts, experiential group and clinical supervision
  • Critically re-examine existential and psychoanalytic ideas in the light of contemporary cultural, including political, developments 
  • Hear from a wide range of international and national visiting speakers

The programme has been running for over 10 years and is a development of the work carried out by the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, designed in response to consistent requests from students for both a training in existential-analytic psychotherapy and a form of continuous professional development for therapeutic practitioners and researchers.

The fee per term will be £275.00. Paid annually £750.00 p.a. Students can join the programme at the start of any academic term.

PLACES ARE CONFIRMED BY APPLICATION ONLY. For further information please click here to apply, or contact: 

Professor Del Loewenthal, Director of the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD   
Tel: 0208 392 3715, Email: D.Loewenthal@roehampton.ac.uk       

Loewenthal, D. & Snell, R. (2003) ‘Post-modernism for psychotherapists: A critical reader’, Routledge
Loewenthal, D. (ed) (2011) ‘Post-existentialism and the psychological therapies: Towards a therapy without foundations’, London: Karnac
Loewenthal,D.(ed) (2015) Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Implications for practice, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Presented by

Del Loewenthal

Location and booking information


Autumn Term 510/2017 - 7/12/2017 (Reading week: 26/10/17)

Spring Term 11/01/2018 - 15/3/2018 (Reading week: 15/02/17)

Summer Term 19/04/2018 - 21/06/2018 (Reading week: 31/05/17)

Saturday meetings 10.00am- 5.00pm

  • 21st October 2017
  • 17th February 2018
  • 19th May 2018
Time Thursday evenings 6.00-9.00pm
Duration 9 weeks per term. For each term, there will be a mid-term reading week.
Price £275.00 per term, or £750 for 3 terms
Payment Via the University estore; see "Book your Place" below
Venue Room 2001, Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
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Address Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

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