Existential-Humanistic, Community Reinforcement & Family Training
Existential-Humanistic psychotherapies emphasize a collaborative approach to the understanding of the client's full experience rather than just the symptom, thoughts or behaviour. Psychological problems are viewed as the result of a restricted ability to make authentic, meaningful, and self-directed choices about how to live. Consequently, interventions are aimed at increasing client self-awareness and self-understanding. The key words for existential-humanistic therapy are acceptance and growth, responsibility and freedom.
1) Helping family/friends affected by a loved one's substance use; 2) increase family resilience; 3) help motivate the substance user access treatment.
Often much more effective than other approaches because others in the target person's circle are involved in the approach.