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Constructivist education with Media: Using FIGHT CLUB to teach existential counseling theory


Existential counseling can be difficult to teach due to the philosophical concepts of the theory, despite its popularity as a counseling orientation. The constructivist teaching method provides an active way for students to evaluate counseling orientations within the context of their own worldviews, and counselor educators are shown how to help students to understand and synthesize existential concepts by using media. A detailed explication of Fight Club provides a method for helping educators assist students in grasping the philosophical underpinnings of existential counseling theory in a concrete manner.

Keywords: Existential, philosophy, media, theory, counseling