ERIC Number: ED214077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Phenomenologically Based Therapeutic Graduate Program: A Contribution to Pluralism in Psychology.
Kunz, Georg; Halling, Steen
This paper begins by outlining the boundaries and assumptions of contemporary psychology as determined by the current American Psychological Association "Criteria for Accreditation of Doctoral Training and Internship Programs in Professional Psychology." The research and activities which led to the establishment of a two-year M.A. psychology program that is therapeutically oriented, regards the humanities as fellow disciplines, and emphasizes the qualitative study of human experience are subsequently described. The existential-phenomenological foundation of the program is discussed and a one-year pilot study designed to examine the feasibility of a phenomenologically-based graduate psychology program with an interdisciplinary orientation is presented. The phenomenologically-based psychology is described as a systematic, dialectic, intersubjective and descriptive approach to the study of psychological events. Phenomenology is envisioned not as another psychology theory, but as a style of reflection coming between psychology and its habitual presuppositions. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981).