Cognitive Humanistic Therapy: Buddhism, Christianity and Being Fully Human

Cognitive Humanistic Therapy: Buddhism, Christianity and Being Fully Human

by Richard Nelson-Jones
     
 

Cognitive Humanistic Therapy describes a new approach to psychotherapy and self-development, based on an understanding of what it means to be “fully human.” In a unique integration of theory and practice, the book synthesises ideas from the cognitive and humanistic domains of psychotherapy and the religious worlds of Buddhism and Christianity.See more details below

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Cognitive Humanistic Therapy describes a new approach to psychotherapy and self-development, based on an understanding of what it means to be “fully human.” In a unique integration of theory and practice, the book synthesises ideas from the cognitive and humanistic domains of psychotherapy and the religious worlds of Buddhism and Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412900744
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.74(d)

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Meet the Author

Richard Nelson-Jones was born in London in 1936. Having spent five years in California as a Second World War refugee, he returned in the 1960s to obtain a Masters and Ph.D from Stanford University. In 1970, he was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Aston to establish a Diploma in Counselling in Educational Settings, which started enrolling students in 1971. During the 1970s, he was helped by having three Fulbright Professors from the United States, each for a year, who both taught students and improved his skills. During this period he broadened out from a predominantly client-centred orientation to becoming much more cognitive-behavioural. He also wrote numerous articles and the first edition of what is now The Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy, which was published in 1982. In addition, he chaired the British Psychological Society's Working Party on Counselling and, in1982, became the first chairperson of the BPS Counselling Psychology Section.

In 1984, he took up a position as a counselling and later counselling psychology trainer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he became an Associate Professor. He continued writing research articles, articles on professional issues and books, which were published in London and Sydney. As when he worked at Aston University, he also counselled clients to keep up his skills. In 1997, he retired from RMIT and moved to Chiang Mai in Thailand. There, as well as doing some counselling and teaching, he has continued as an author of counselling and counselling psychology textbooks. A British and Australian citizen, he now divides his time between Chiang Mai and London and regularly visits Australia.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING BEING FULLY HUMAN
What Is Cognitive Humanism?
Human Motivation
Human-Being Skills
Being Fully Human
Learning and Losing Humanity
PART TWO: CULTIVATING BEING FULLY HUMAN
Overview of Cognitive Humanistic Therapy
The Skilled Client Model
Calming and Disillusioning the Mind
Awakening the Heart
Curbing Anger and Aversion
Curbing Greed and Craving
Cultivating Goodwill, Sympathetic Joy and Gratitude
Cultivating Compassion and Equanimity
Cultivating Generosity, Helping and Service
Personal Practice

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