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In this book, Loewenthal offers a place where we might still be able to think about how alienated we are through valuing existential notions such as experience and meaning, while questioning other aspects such as existentialism’s inferred narcissism and the place it has come to take up with regards to such aspects as psychoanalysis and the political. The book is therefore not only for trainee psychological therapists but for person-centered, existential, psychoanalytic and behaviorally trained psychological therapists who wish to reconsider their approach as having possible implications, rather than an application, that they may subsequently consider in meaning and relational terms. This text can also be seen as an introduction to post-phenomenology—following phenomenology through existentialism, psychoanalysis and post-modernism. The book, therefore, can be used not only as part of a therapeutic training but also for those therapists who wish to re-evaluate their training so that they can reconsider it in a way that may be radically different from how they came to acquire it, while not dismissing much of what they have learned.