Peter R. Breggin, MD, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at NIMH. He is in private practice in Ithaca, New York, and the author of dozens of scientific articles and more than twenty books. Some of his many books include Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back to Ritalin, The Antidepressant Fact Book, and The Heart of Being Helpful: Empathy and the Creation of a Healing Presence, and, with co-author Ginger Breggin, Talking Back to Prozac. His most recent publications include Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide, and Crime (2008) and Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex, Second Edition (SPC, 2008). Dr. Breggin is the founder and director of The Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living (www.EmpathicTherapy.org) His professional website is www.breggin.com.
Dimensions of Empathic Theoryby Peter R. Breggin
This inspiring contribution to the helping professions delves into empathy as a cornerstone of personal life as well as professional practice. Renowned contributors from various mental health disciplines such as psychiatry, counseling, psychology, and social work discuss such themes as the interrelationship of empathy with love, self-awareness, and self-transformation. Highlights include the application of specific techniques such as the use of writing to foster empathy; empathy therapy with different populations, including children, adolescents, the elderly, and families; and how to bridge cultural differences in empathy therapy.
Among the innovative models of an empathic approach to therapy and training described are San Joaquin's Integrative Milieu Treatment, Accompanied Autoanalysis, and the Wrap-Around Model.
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