Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Betty Cannon, Ph.D.


Licensed Psychologist

Boulder Psychotherapy Institute
1140 Lehigh St
Boulder, CO 80305
phone: 303 494 0393
website: www.boulderpsych.com
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Betty Cannon - Live Interview for World Congress for Existential Therapy - May 2015



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Betty Cannon, Ph.D., is the president of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. BPI trains therapists in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP). AEP interlaces the insights of contemporary existential and psychodynamic approaches with techniques inspired by Gestalt and other experiential therapies. Betty is its founder and has published many chapters, articles, and an internationally recognized book on existential therapy.

Betty has trained therapists and worked with individuals, couples and groups in Boulder for over 30 years. She is an internationally known author, lecturer and workshop presenter. Her book, Sartre and Psychoanalysis, is considered a classic in existential psychology. A chapter on "Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP): An Experiential Psychodynamic Approach" appears in a new book, Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue, edited by Laura Barnett and Greg Madison (Routledge, 2011). The book contains chapters by most well-known European and American existential psychologists.

Betty is a licensed psychologist and certified Gestalt therapist. She holds doctorates in both literature and psychology. She has also trained extensively in trauma work, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and group work. Betty is enthusiastic about groups and offers many training, practice, process, supervision, and video-review groups. Her Monday night therapy group has occasional openings.

Betty is a member of the editorial boards of three professional journals: Sartre Studies International, Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, and Existential Analysis. She is professor emerita of the Colorado School of Mines, where she taught literature and psychology for twenty years. She is adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Psychology at Naropa University and adjunct professor at Regis University. She is a former president of the Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society and former chair of the North American Sartre Society.

Betty offers trainings for mental health professionals in AEP individual, couples, group, body-oriented, and trauma work at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. Her long experience in the field has not diminished her passion for her work. She feels privileged to have shared so deeply with so many people over the years. Her life has been enriched by the courageous work of her clients and students.

Therapist Information

Therapist Gender: FemaleYears in Practice: 30
Licensure or Registration: Licensed PsychologistNumber: 2029
State: COFee Range: $125-$149

Client Focus

Mode of Therapy: Individual, Couple, Group
Age Specialty: AdultClient Gender: All
Client Sexual Orientation: AllEthnicity: All
 

Specialty Areas

Depression
Anxiety or Fears
Creativity
Personal Growth
Shyness or Social Phobia
Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)
Relationship & Marital Issues
Divorce
Life Transitions
Grief or Loss

Treatment Approaches

Applied Existential Psychotherapy
Body Oriented Psychotherapy
Gestalt Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy

Groups

Thursday Therapy Group - meets twice a month from 12:30 to 3:30. Cost is $75 a session. This is a deep level therapy group for men and women. Here and now interactions often lead to exploration of family of origin issues. Groups are lively and supportive - and may lead to deep personal transformation. Existential as well as psychodynamic issues are addressed. The group is limited to 6 members. There are periodic openings for new members. Call Betty at 303 494 0393 for more information.
Practice, Process, Supervision & Training Groups in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) for Therapists: Check the "Workshops" link on the BPI Home Page for information about our training schedule. Call Betty at 303 494 0393 for information on Practice, Process & Supervision Groups. These groups, which are limited in size, have periodic openings. They meet once a month. Supervision Groups (limit 4) - $70 for 2-hour groups. Practice & Process Groups (limit 6) - $75 for 3-hour groups.

My Books and Chapters

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Articles

"In the Spirit of Play: Applied Existential Psychotherapy", Betty Cannon & Reed Lindberg, International Journal of Psychotherapy, Vienna, Austria, 2015

"What Would I Do with Lacan Today? Thoughts on Sartre, Lacan, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis", Betty Cannon, Sartre Studies International, vol 22, Issue 2, 2016

"Applied Existential Psychotherapy: An Experiential Psychodynamic Approach" in Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue (Advancing Theory in Therapy), Betty Cannon in Laura Barnett & Greg Madison, eds, Routledge, London, 2012

"The Challenge of Being Yourself While Being Part of a Couple: Bad Faith and the Couples Dilemma" Betty Cannon & Reed Lindberg in Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy, ed. Emmy van Deurzen & Susan Iacovou, Palgrave Press, London, 2013

"Group Therapy as Revolutionary Praxis: A Sartrean Perspective" Betty Cannon in Sartre Today: A Centenary Celebration, ed. Adrian van den Hoven & Andrew Leak, Berghahn Books, Yew York & Oxford, 2005

"Psychoanalysis and Existential Psychoanalysis" Betty Cannon in Sartre: Key Concepts, ed. Steven Churchill and Jack Reynolds, Routedge, Oxford, 2017


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Presentations

"Nothingness at the Heart of Being." Keynote Address for the Society for Existential Analysis, 20th Anniversary Celebration. Regent's College, London. October 4, 2008.

"The Dream as an Existential Message: A Gestalt Dream Workshop." Workshop for the Society for Existential Analysis, 20th Anniversary Celebration. Regent's College, London. October 4, 2008.

"Gestalt Dream Work: Talk and Demonstration," Colorado Counseling Association, Longmont, CO, September 16, 2006.

“Authenticity, the Nature of Reality and the Practice of Existential Psychotherapy.” Paper presented to the centennial meeting of the North American Sartre Society, San Francisco, February 2005.

“Sartre’s Concept of Authenticity and the Transformative Dialogue.” Panel Discussion, International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education, Pasadena, California, November 2003.

“Levels of Intervention in Group Therapy.” Keynote Address, Colorado Group Psychotherapy Conference, Mental Health Center of Boulder County, Fall 2002.


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Documents

"Nothingness as the Ground for Change: Gestalt Therapy and Existential Psychoanalysis" by Betty Cannon in Existential Analysis

"Bill Moats Response to Betty Cannon" by Bill Moats In Existential Analysis

"Hazel E. Barnes 1918-2008: A Farewell to Americas Foremost Sartre Scholar" by Betty Cannon in Existential Analysis

"Nothingness at the Heart of Being: Gestalt Therapy and Existential Psychoanalysis" By Betty Cannon in New Perspectives on Sartre

"The Challenge of Being Yourself While Being Part of a Couple: Bad Faith and the Couple's Dilemma" by Betty Cannon & Reed Lindberg In Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy

"What Would I Do with Lacan Today? Thoughts on Sartre, Lacan, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis" Betty Cannon in Sartre Studies International

"In The Spirit of Play: Applied Existential Psychotherapy" by Betty Cannon & Reed Lindberg in International Journal of Psychotherapy

"Psychoanalysis and Existential Psychoanalysis" by Betty Cannon In Sartre: Key Concepts

"Group Therapy as Revolutionary Praxis" by Betty Cannon in Sartre Studies International & Sartre Today

"Hazel E. Barnes 1915-2008: A Tribute and Farewell" by Betty Cannon in Sartre Studies International

"Praxis, Need and Desire in Sartre's Later Philosophy: An Addendum to Existential Psychoanalysis" by Betty Cannon in Societe Americaine de Philosophie de Langue Francaise

"The Death of the Objective Observer: Sartre's Dialectical Reason as an Epistemology for the Social Sciences" - Betty Cannon in Man and World, 1985

"Sartre and Existential Psychoanalysis" - Betty Cannon in Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 1999

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