Dasein Therapy - The Institute For Extistential-Psychoanalytic Therapy
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What is Dasein Therapy?

Bob Fox chose the domain name of daseintherapy.com. Dasein means being-there in German, and was the term that Martin Heidegger used to designate the being of human beings in his major work Being and Time. The existential psychotherapy that he teaches and practices is deeply influenced by Heidegger's ideas, and by the notion of human being as Dasein in particular.


What is the Institute for Existential-Psychoanalytic Therapy?

Bob created the Institute in 1985 in order to articulate a certain vision of living, loving, thinking and practicing psychotherapy. The Institute consists of two intensive, sixty hour long classes. The first is called Introduction to Existential-Psychoanalytic Therapy, and is a study of his way of integrating existential phenomenology and certain contemporary psychoanalytic approaches. The second is called Martin Heidegger's Being and Time: A Reading Class for Therapists. This is a systematic study of Heidegger?s main book, and is meant not only for therapists but for any person seriously interested in living and practicing in a rigorously existential way.


Who is Bob Fox?

Bob has been studying, practicing and teaching existential philosophy and therapy for over forty years. Besides teaching at the Institute, he also teaches for the department of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University in Cambridge, Ma, and has a private practice of psychotherapy and consultation in Somerville, Ma. He was also instrumental in creating the New England Center for Existential Therapy (NECET) in 1995. Please read the section on history and core concepts if you want more detail about what he does and how it all came about. (www.necet.net)