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ERIC Number: ED097602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
Crosscurrents: Phenomenology and Fond Memories of Bill Kell.
Beere, Don
The author clarifies, in a memorium address, how he experiences phenomenological ideas and how they apply to therapy and supervision. The phenomenological method called "epokhe" is defined as the "suspension of preconceptions" or "judgments" concerning a series of events, and, as a result, the achievement of greater clarity in experiencing those events. Changing or suspending feeling reactions is viewed as central to therapeutic effectiveness. This is the purpose of epokhe--to eliminate blinders in order see phenomena freshly. Discussion centers on specific therapeutic and practicum experiences where epokhe can be exercised. The author also relates how a person learns to suspend judgments by first intending or wanting to experience differently. From a phenomenological perspective, meaning emerges as one focuses on experience. As the experience is described and entered, the confusion and meaninglessness drops away, and structures beneath it or within it become apparent. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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