9th World Congress for Psychotherapy 2020
9th World Congress
for Psychotherapy
"Children, Society and Future – the Planet of Psychotherapy"
June 24-27, 2021
Moscow, Russia


Emmy van Deurzen is honorary professor with Sheffield University and Schiller International University, visiting Professor with Middlesex University and has been a professor with Regent’s College and a visiting fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.

Emmy van Deurzen is Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, which she founded in London in 1996. She is a Philosopher, Counselling Psychologist and Existential Psychotherapist. She previously founded the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, the Society for Existential Analysis. She co-founded the Existential Academy, the World Confederation for Existential Therapy and the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe. She was the first chair of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and has chaired and directed many other organizations and institutions.

Her application of philosophical ideas to psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching has been instrumental in establishing the existential paradigm firmly in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and around the world. She lectures internationally and her seventeen books have been translated into well over a dozen languages.

Amongst her books are the bestsellers Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (3d edition 2012, Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009) and Everyday Mysteries (2nd edition Routledge, 2010). The second edition of Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy appeared with Wiley in 2015 and the second edition of her book on Existential Skills with Martin Adams in 2016. Her book Existential Therapy: Distinctive features, co-authored with Claire Arnold-Baker was published in 2018. She was the editor in chief of the Wiley World Handbook for Existential Therapy, which was published in 2019.

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