Existence and history inside of the phenomenological-hermeneutical clinic

André Sendra de Assis and Gilberto Safra

André Sendra de Assis and Gilberto Safra

Existence and history inside of the phenomenological-hermeneutical clinic

The central aim of the present work is to discuss the place of the therapist inside of the clinic from a primordial phenomenological and hermeneutical perspective. In an essential connection with the fact that we are hermeneutical beings, this perspective establishes the openness of Being, fulfilled through a temporal dynamic of a personal history, as that what really matters in the human existence. In dialog with many subjects of Martin Heidegger’s later works, such as the distinction between history and historiography, event (Ereignis), resonance, and in a constant return to Being and Time, the dissertation tries to present a way to cope with the clinical situations that never fail to perceive in the therapeutical management the possibility for the patients to reach through their own originary liberty an existential reconnection with their past in the present in name of the future. We are proposing therefore a kind of therapy in which the patient follow their own path toward themselves and are able to discover their destination.

Keywords: Clinical psychology; hermeneutical phenomenology; Martin Heidegger.

Source: Psicopatologia Fenomenológica Contemporânea, 2019;8(1):44-63.

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