Beauvoirian therapy: treating depression arising from oppressive conditions via Beauvoirian ethics

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Santos, Susy
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Beauvoirian Therapy is a new interdisciplinary model of psychotherapeutic treatment for depressed patients who have suffered from oppression. By bridging together philosophy, theory, literature and psychology, Beauvoirian Therapy is presented in a condensed and accessible psychological treatment format which can be synergized with other current psychotherapeutic techniques. This unprecedented approach, in bringing literature to an applied therapeutic model, has been formulated by synthesizing central themes of Beauvoir’s thought, with particular emphasis on her philosophy drawn from The Ethics of Ambiguity (Beauvoir, 1947) and creating an applied model which can be adapted and modified. The themes are represented in quotations and are used as data. The treatment prompts and question segments have been inductively formulated to produce therapeutic explorative inferences to add relevant and pertinent factors to the explorative discussions. Beauvoirian Therapy is based on overarching Beauvoirian themes arranged and framed for a unique Beauvoirian approach to address modern-day oppression.
Beauvoir, Social Psychology, Psychotherapy, Oppression, Bullying, Reactive Depression