MCC 670 – Existential & Spiritual Models

“By applying the hypotheses in this category, the therapist refuses to pathologize, medicalize, or objectify the patient. Clients do not have a ‘disorder’ but are struggling with inevitable problems of human existence….The personhood of the therapist and the egalitarian, genuine quality of the therapeutic relationship may be more important than other therapeutic ingredients.” (Ingram, 2012, p, 257).

This post is part of an excruciatingly frustrating list of posts where I take old notes from a class. In order to expedite matters, I’m doing the cliff notes version. Above, is key info on the hypotheses. Below, are examples of these hypotheses applied to my own life…


Ingram, B.L. (2012). Clinical Case Formulations: Matching the Integrative Treatment
Plan to the Client. (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.


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