This unit is taught in the format of an experiential group, with a focus on relationship and its connection to theory.  The purpose of this highly experiential unit is to advance the students’ intellectual and personally located knowledge of the various ways that the European and American schools of existential psychotherapy have both challenged traditional psychological frameworks of therapy and the person and opened new possibilities for the way psychotherapy might be understood and practiced.  The themes of death, freedom, responsibility, isolation and meaninglessness will be explored as central concepts for the psychotherapist as they strive to examine human existence and the inevitable dilemmas of living in the world.