This page contains information on all sources cited on this website as well as a few of my favorites that I wanted to include. For a few of the books, there are some book reviews you can read by clicking on “review.”


Albom, M. (1997). Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson. New York, NY: Anchor. (reviewPurchase Here

Becker, E. (1968). The structure of evil. New York, NY: The Free Press. Purchase here 

Becker, E. (1973). The denial of death. New York, NY: Free Press. (review)   Purchase here

Becker, E. (1975). Escape from evil. New York, NY: Free Press. Purcase here 

Bohart, A. C., Held, B. S., Mendelowitz, E., & Schneider, K. J. (2012). Humanity’s dark side: Evil, destructive expereince, and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Purchase here

Brown, W. S., Murphy, N., & Malony, H. N. (Eds.). (1998). Whatever happened to soul? Minneapolis, MN: Fortress. Purchase here

Buber, M. (1965). Between man and man (R. G. Smith, Trans.). New York: The Macmillan Press. Purchase here

Buber, M. (1970). I and thou (W. Kaufmann, Trans.). New York: Simon & Schuster. Purchase here

Bugental, J. F. T. (1987). The art of the psychotherapist. New York: Norton. (review)  Purchase here

Bugental, J. F. T. (1999). Psychotherapy isn’t what you think: Bringing the p sychotherapeutic engagement into the living moment. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen. (Review)  Purchase here

Bugental, J. F. T. & Edelstein, B. (2003, Feb/March). Interview with Jim Bugental, AHP’s first president. Perspective, Retreived from

Cain, D. J. & Seeman, J. (Eds.). (2002). Humanistic psychotherapies: Handbook research and practice.  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Purchase here

Camus, A. (1948). The plague (S. Gilbert, trans.). New York: The Modern Library. (Original work published in 1947) Purchase here

Camus, A. (1955). The myth of sisyphus and other essays (J. O’Brien, trans.). New York: Vintage. (Original work published in 1955) Purchase here

Camus, A. (1972). A happy death (Trans. by R. Howard). New York: Vintage International. (Original work published in 1971) Purchase here.

Camus, A. (1988). The stranger (M. Ward, trans.). New York: Vintage. (Original work published in 1942) Purchase here

Camus, A. (1991). The fall (J. O’Brien, trans.). New York: Vintage. (Original work published in 1957). Purchase here

Camus, A. (1991). The rebel (Rev. Trans. by A. Bower). New York: Vintage Books. (Original work published in 1956) Purchase here.

Charny, I. W. (1992). Existential/dialectical marital therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Purchase here

Cooper, M. (2016). Existential therapies (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Review of Original Version) Purchase here.

Cooper, T. (2006). Paul Tillich and psychology: Historic and contemporary explorations in theology, psychotherapy, and ethics. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press. Purchase here

Cortright, B. (1997). Psychotherapy and spirit: Theory and practice in transpersonal psychology. New York: State University of New York Press. Purchase Here

Daniels, M. (2005). Shadow, self, spirit: Essays in transpersonal psychology. Charlottesville, VA: Imprint Academic. Purchase Here

De Beauvior, S. (1985). A very easy death. New York: Pantheon. Purchase here

De Beauvior, S. (2000). The ethics of ambiguity (B. Frechtman, Trans). Secaucus, NJ: Citadel. (Original work published in 1947). Purchase here

Derrida, J. (1995). The gift of death (D. Wills, Trans.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  (Original work published 1992). Purchase here

Diamond, S. A. (1996). Anger, madness, and the daimonic: The psychological genesis of violence, evil, and creativity. New York: State University of New York Press. (review)  Purchase here

Dostoyevsky, F. (1957). The brothers Karamazov (C. Garnett, trans.). New York: Signet. (Original work published in 1880). Purchase here

Dostoyevsky, F. (1994). Crime and punishment (R. Pevear & L. Volokhonsky, trans.). New York: Vintage Classics. (Original work published in 1866). Purchase here

Dosteyevsky, F. (2008). Notes from underground (J. Kentish, trans.). New York: Oxford University Press. (Original work publsihed in 1864). Purchase here

Elkins, D. N. (1998) Beyond religion: A personal program for building a spirituality life outside the walls of traditional religion. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books. Purchase here

Elkins, D. N. (2009). Humanistic psycholoy: A clinical manifesto. Colorado Springs, CO: University of Rockies Press. Purchase here.

Fishman, D. B. (2005). Editor’s Introduction to PCSP – From Single Case to Database: A New Method for Enhancing Psychotherapy Practice. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy [Online], Vol. 1(1), Article 2. Available: (View Abstract & Link to Article).

Frankl, V. E. (1988). The will to meaning. New York: Meridian. Purchase here

Frankl, V. E. (1984). Man’s search for meaning. New York: Simon & Schuster. (review)  Purchase here

Frankl, V. E. (1986). The doctor and the soul (Rev. ed.). New York: Vintage. Purchase here

Frankl, V. E. (2000). Man’s search for ultimate meaning. Cambridge, MA: Perseus. (review)  Purchase here

Gendlin, E. T. (1981). Focusing. New York: Bantam. Purchase here

Greenberg, J., Koole, S. L., & Psyzczynski, T. (2004) Handbook of experimental existential psychology. New York: Guilford. Purchase here.

Heery, M. & Richardson, G. (2009). Awakening to aging: Glimpsing the gifts of aging. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press. Purchase here

Heidegger, M. (1949). Existence and being (W. B. Barton, Jr., Trans.). Chicago: Henry Regnery Company. Purchase here

Heidegger, M. (1996). Being and time (J. Stanbaugh, Trans.). Albany, NY: State University of New York: Press. Purchase here

Hergenhahn, B. R. (2001). An introduction to the history of psychology (4th ed). Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Purchase here

Hoffman, L. (2004, August/September). The danger of the truth. AHP Perspectives, 22-44.  (Click here to see a copy of the paper; thanks to the AHP for allowing the article to be posted on this website.) 

Hoffman, L. (2006) Introductory lectures on existential psychology (Part 1 & 2). Click here to listen to the podcasts.

Hoffman, L., Yang, M., Kaklauskas, F. J., & Chan, A. (Eds.). (2008). Existential psychology East-West. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press. Purchase here 

Hubben, W. (1952). Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, & Kafka. New York: Touchstone. Purchase here

Jones, W. H. (1982). Loneliness and social behavior. In L. A. Peplau & D. Perlman (Eds.), Loneliness: A sourcebook of current theory, research, and therapy (pp. 238-252). New York: Wiley Interscience. Purchase here

Kafka, F. (1998). The trial (B. Mitchell, trans.). New York: Schocken Books. (Original work published in 1925). Purchase here

Kafka, F. (1998). The castle (M. Harman, trans.). New York: Schocken Books. (Original work publsihed in 1935). Purchase here

Kaufmann, W. (1974). Nietzsche: Philosopher, psychologist, antichrist (4th ed.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Purchase here

Kaufmann, W. (1980). Nietzsche, Heidegger and Buber. New Brunswick, NJ:  Transaction Publishers. Purchase here

Kaufman, W. (2000). Basic writings of Nietzsche (W. Kaufmann, Ed. & Trans.). New York: The Modern Library. Purchase here

Kierkegaard, S. (1981). The concept of anxiety (R. Thomte & A. B. Anderson, Trans.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (original work published in 1844) Purchase here

Kierkegaard, S. (1985). Fear and trembling (A. Hannay, Trans.). New York: Penguin. Purchase here

Kubler-Ross, E. (1997). On death and dying. New York: Scribner. Purchase here

Kubler-Ross, E. (1998). The wheel of life: A memoir of living and dying. New York: Scribner. Purchase here

Kubler-Ross, E. & Kessler, D. (2000). Life lessons. New York: Scribner. Purchase here

Lander, N. R. & Nahon, D. (2005). The integrity model of existential psychotherapy in working with the ‘difficult patient’. New York; Routledge. Purchase Here

Loye, D. (Ed.). (2004). The great adventure: Toward a fully human theory of evolution. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Malony, H. N. (Ed.). (1980). A Christian existential psychology: The contributions of John G. Finch. New York: University of America Press. Purchase here

Matustik, M. J. (1993). Postnational identity: Critical theory and existential philosophy in Habermas, Kierkegaard, and Havel. New York: Guilford Press. Purchase here

May, R. (1950/1970). The meaning of anxiety. New York: Norton & Company. Purchase here

May, R. (1953). Man’s search for himself. New York: Delta. Purchase here

May, R. (1969). Love and will. New York: Delta. Purchase here

May, R. (1975). The courage to create. New York: Norton & Company. Purchase here

May, R. (1979). Psychology and the human dilemma. New York: Norton & Company. Purchase here

May, R. (1981). Freedom and destiny. New York: Norton & Company. Purchase here

May, R. (1983). The discovery of being. New York: Norton & Company. Purchase here

May, R. (1985). My quest for beauty. Dallas, TX: Saybrook. Purchase me

May, R. (1988). Paulus: Tillich as spiritual teacher (Rev. ed.). Dallas, TX: Saybrook. (reviewPurchase here

May, R. (1989). The art of counseling (Rev. ed.). Lake Worth, FL: Gardner Press. Purchase here

May, R. (1991). The cry for myth. New York: Delta. (review)  Purchase here

May, R., Angel, E., & Ellenberger, H. F. (Eds.). (1958). Existence. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, Inc.  Purchase here

Mendelowitz, E. (2008). Ethics and Lao-Tzu: Intimations of character. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press. (r)Purchase here

Moustakas, C. (1994). Existential psychotherapy and the interpretation of dreams. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson. Purchase here

Moustakas, C. (1995). Being-in, being-with, being-for. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson. Purchase here

Nietzsche, F. (1954). Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A book for none and all (W. Kaufmann, Trans.). New York: Penguin. (Original work published 1892) (reviewPurchase here

Nietzsche, F. (1955). The birth of tragedy (C. F. Fadiman, trans.). New York: Dover. (Original work published in 1872). Purchase here

Nietzsche, F. (1962). Philosophy in the tragic age of the Greeks. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing. (Original work published in 1870) Purchase here

Nietzsche, F. (1966). Beyond good and evil: Prelude to a philosophy of future (W. Kaufmann, Trans.). New York: Vintage Books: (Original work published 1886) Purchase here

Nietzsche, F. (1986). Human, all too human: A book for free spirits (R. J. Hollingdale, Trans.). New York: Cambridge University Press. Purchase here

Nietzsche, F. (1990). Twilight of the idols and the anti-christ. (R. J. Hollingdale, trans). New York: Penguin Books. (Original works publsihed in 1889 & 1894). Purchase here

O’Donohue, J. (1998). Anam Cara: A Celtic book of wisdom. New York: Harper Collins. (reviewPurchase here

Olthuis, J. H. (2001). The beautiful risk. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. (review)  Purchase here

Peck, M. S. (1997). Denial of the soul. New York: Harmony Books. Purchase here

Psyzczynski, T. A., Solomon, S., & Greenberg, J. (2002). In the wake of 9/11: The psychology of terror. Washington, DC: American Psychological Assocation. Purchase here.

Rank, O. (1936). Truth and reality (J. Taft, Trans.). New York: Norton & Company. Purchase me

Rogers, C. R. (1951). Client-centered therapy. Boston, MA: Houghton Miffin. Purchase here

Rogers, C. R. (1965). On becoming a person. Boston, MA: Houghton Miffin. Purchase here

Rogers, C. R. (1977). On personal power. New York: Delta. Purchase here

Rogers, C. R. (1980). A way of being. Boston, MA: Houghton Miffin. Purchase here

Sartre, J. P. (1956). Being and nothingness (H. E. Barnes, Trans.). New York: Washington Square Press. Purchase here

Sartre, J. P. (1965). Essays in existentialism (W. Baskin, Ed. & Trans.). New York: Citadel Press. Purchase here

Sartre, J. P. (1989). No exit and three other plays (S. Gilbert, trans.). New York: Vintage. (Original work published in 1946). Purchase here

Schneider, K. J. (1999). Horror and the holy: Wisdom teachings of the monster tale. La Salle, IL: Open Court. Purchase here

Schneider, K. J. (1999). The paradoxical self: Toward an understanding of our contradictory nature. Amityville, NY: Humanity Books. Purchase here

Schneider, K. J. (2004). Rediscovery of awe: Splendor, mystery and the fluid center of life. St. Paul, MN: Paragon House. Purchase here

Schneider, K. J. (2007). Existential-integrative psychotherapy: Guideposts to the core of practice. New York: Routeledge. Purchase here.

Schneider, K. J. (2009). Awakening to awe: Personal stories of profound transformation. Jason Aronson. Purcahse here.

Schneider, K. J. (2013). The polarized mind: Why it’s killing us and what we can do about it. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press. Purchase here

Schneider, K. J., Bugental, J. F. T., & Pierson, J. F. (Eds.). (2001). The handbook of humanistic psychology: Leading edges in theory, research, and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  Purchase here

Schneider, K. J. & Krug, O. T. (2009). Existential-humanistic therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Purchase here

Schneider, K. J. & May, R. (1995). The psychology of existence: An integrative, clinical perspective. New York: McGraw-Hill. Purchase here

Soloman, R. C. (Ed.). (1974). Existentialism. New York: The Modern Library. Purchase here

Spinelli, E. (1997). Tales of un-knowing: Therapeutic encounters from an existential perspective. New York: New York University Press. Purchase here

Spinelli, E. (2004). The mirror and the hammer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Purchase here

Spinelli, E. (2005). The interpreted world: An introduction to phenomenological psychology (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Purchase here

Spinelli, E. (2007). Practicing existential therapy: The relational world. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Purchase here

Stark, M. (1999). Modes of therapeutic action. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson. Purchase here

Stern, E. M. & Marchesani, R. B. (2000). Awe and trembling: Psychotherapy of unusual states. New York: Routledge. Purchase here.

Strasser, F. & Strasser, A. (1997). Existential time-limited therapy: The wheel of existence. New York:  Wiley & Sons. Purchase here

Szasz, T. S. (1974). The myth of mental illness (Rev. ed.). New York: Perennial. Purchase here

Tillich, P. (1952). The courage to be. New Haven: Yale University Press. Purchase here

Tournier, P. (1957). The meaning of persons. New York: Harper & Row. Purchase here

Van Deurzen, E. (1997). Paradox and passion in psychotherapy: An exisential approach to therapy and counseling. New York: Wiley & Sons. Purchase here

van Deurzen-Smith, E. (1997). Everyday mysteries: Existential dimensions of psychotherapy. New York: Routledge. Purchase here

Wampold, B. E. (2001). The great psychotherapy debate: Models, methods, and findings. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (1980). Existential psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books. Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (1989). Love’s executioner. New York: HarperPerennial. Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (1993). When Nietzsche wept: A novel of obsession. New York: Perennial. Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (1995). Theory and practice of group psychotherapy (4th ed.). New York: Basic Books.   Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (1997). Lying on the couch: A novel. New York: Perennial. Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (1999). Momma and the meaning of life. New York: Perennial. Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (2002). The gift of therapy. New York: HarperCollins. Purchase here

Yalom, I. D. (2006). The Schopenhauer cure: A novel. San Francisco: Harper Perrenial. Purchase here.

Yalom, I. D. (2008). Staring at the sun: Overcoming the terror of death. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Purchase here.

Yalom, I. D. & Elkin, G. (1990). Every day gets a little closer: A twice-told therapy. New York: Basic Books. Purchase here