EXISTENTIAL GIVENS: Western and South Asian perspectives

Centre for Existential Practice (CEP)

EXISTENTIAL GIVENS: Western and South Asian perspectives

Online via zoom

Presenter: Kripi Malviya

Our understanding of the existential givens is influenced by our socio-cultural background. Kripi will compare and contrast the relationship to worldview and values in Western and South Asian cultures. In doing this, she hopes to shed light on how these givens are understood and inhabited in the Indian culture where the collective, rather than the individual, is the prevailing form of being-in-the-world. Trained in traditional psychology and overlaying that with her phenomenological and existential understanding, Kripi will speak about her experience of the therapeutic relationship within the ‘collective’ culture in which she practises. She will discuss her belief that therapy helps in the practice of living and can draw out a more expressive sense of self, irrespective of where we come from. Ultimately, Kripi believes that the existential relational approach is one that unites us all as humans.

She will talk with Alison for 45 minutes, there will be discussion in small breakout rooms then a Q & A for the last 30 minutes.

Can be booked as part of package of 4 conversations each Thursday in March or stand alone

About the presenter

Kripi Malviya is a psychologist, existential psychotherapist and poet with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and  an International Certification in Addiction Counselling and Training. Over the last decade, she has worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families with multi-disciplinary teams of international professionals from a variety of cultures and therapeutic backgrounds. Kripi promotes and facilitates the reciprocal connection and relationship between creativity and mental health. Her research and practice interests include trauma/abuse informed care, social justice-led interventions, wellbeing for artists and harm reduction. She is also the founder of SAETA (South Asian Existential Therapy Alliance); leading the movement of creating a foundation of existentially informed therapies in the Asian subcontinent. 

CPD Hours: 
This event counts as 1.5 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.

31/03/2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Online Via Zoom

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