Humanistic Psychology and Existential Psychotherapy

An introduction to the theory of Rollo May
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A few biographical touches for Rollo May.
Conceptual basis of the theory.
Key concepts. Idiosyncratic terminology.
Psychology of "fear".
Psychology of "love" and "will".
Psychology of "strength" and "weakness".
Culture and understanding human nature.
In conclusion ...


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Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present you this brief introduction to the ideas and views of one of the most influential thinkers in the school of humanistic psychology and existential psychotherapy, Rollo May. The course is a short, enjoyable, and easy presentation of the subject for every lover of psychology, philosophy, psychotherapy, and life in general. In this course, you will find a synthesis of the basic concepts, ideas, views, theories, and overall philosophy of Rollo May. The course does not claim to be exhaustive, but it is a pleasant and elegant introduction to humanistic psychology and existential psychotherapy.

In our training, we adhere to the idea and purpose of providing deep, useful, accurate, and clear scientifically-based information, which in theory can be used for any purpose and in practice can help anyone. In each lecture, we show the original text of the course, and the goal is a more accessible and proper understanding of the training. In this way, we believe that we support the easier perception and comprehension of scientific information. Also, this way anyone can take notes. We hope you appreciate our goal of giving you as much as possible for a minimum of time.

The course is divided into eight chapters:

  1. A few biographical touches.

  2. The conceptual basis of the theory.

  3. Key concepts. Idiosyncratic terminology.

  4. Psychology of "fear".

  5. Psychology of "love" and "will".

  6. Psychology of "strength" and "weakness".

  7. Culture and understanding human nature.

  8. In conclusion ...

About the author - Valentin Boyadzhiev is a certified psychologist, psychoanalyst, and author. He graduated in "Psychology and Psychopathology of Development", acquired a professional qualification "Teacher of Psychology" and a postgraduate professional qualification "Psychological counselling in psychosomatics and disorders of social adaptation." He completed a specialization in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in California, USA, and underwent training in psychoanalysis in Manchester, England. He also graduated from a psychoanalytic program for dream analysis and psychotherapy. In 2021. undergoes another psychoanalytic training in Birmingham, England. He is a member of the Association "Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Space", "International Society of Applied Psychoanalysis", "International Alliance of Holistic Therapists" and "National UK Therapists Register". From 2017 works as a school psychologist, and in his private practice he works in the following areas: psychological counselling, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. Conducts lectures, seminars, and pieces of training. Author of books and scientific publications such as "Countertransference as a tool for finer and more accurate diagnosis of the mental structure of the patient in analytical, clinical and psychotherapeutic practice", "Transmission and countertransference in the psychoanalytic, clinical and psychotherapeutic process", "Protective mechanisms in psychoanalytic, the psychotherapeutic and clinical process ”. His first monograph in Bulgarian was published in 2020. under the name "Classical Psychoanalysis", which is part of the collection "Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy".

Best regards,
Valentin Boyadzhiev

Who this course is for:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrist
  • Teachers
  • Pedagogues
  • Social Workers
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Parents
  • Academician
  • Students
  • Anyone Interested In the topic of Humanistic Psychology and Existencial Psychotherapy


Glory Boyadzhieva
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I and my colleagues are a team of specialists in the field of psychology and our courses are purely scientifically psychological. They are written by our resident psychologist and presented by me. You can check out all of our courses.

The author is Valentin Boyadzhiev - he is a trained nutritionist from 2011, graduated Master of Psychology in "Psychology and Psychopathology of Development" in 2016. He acquired a Professional Qualification "Teacher of Psychology" in 2017. He has a Postgraduate Professional Qualification "Psychological Counseling in Psychosomatic and Social Adaptation Disorders" from 2017. Since 2018 he is a member of the Association "Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Space". Since 2019 he is a member of "International Society of Applied Psychoanalysis". Since 2011, he has been a lecturer on issues related to nutrition, diet, supplementation, food and nutritional supplements, sports, and more. Since 2016 he has been working as a teacher of psychology, logic, ethics, law, and philosophy and as a lecturer on psychology. Since 2017 he has been working as a school psychologist with children and pupils from 5 to 18 years of age. He participates annually in scientific conferences on psychology, psychotherapy, dietetics, medicine, and others. He has gone through many other pieces of training and seminars. His main interest and practice are in the field of psychoanalysis and clinical psychology.