Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 33–39 | Cite as

The Experiential Liberation Strategy of the Existential-Integrative Model of Therapy

  • Kirk J. SchneiderEmail author
Original Paper


This article summarizes the experiential liberation strategy of the existential-integrative (EI) model of therapy. The existential-integrative model of therapy provides one way to understand and coordinate a variety of intervention modes within an overarching ontological or experiential context. I will (1) define the experiential liberation strategy—such as its emphasis on the capacities to constrict, expand, and center psychophysiological capacities; (2) describe its salient features—such as the four stances that promote experiential liberation: presence, invoking the actual, vivifying and confronting resistance, and the cultivation of meaning and awe; and (3) illustrate the relevance of the strategy to case vignettes drawn from actual practice.


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  1. 1.San FranciscoUSA

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