The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook

The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook

by Sharon G Mijares, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789023237

ISBN-13: 9780789023230

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Learn to treat a variety of diagnostic disorders through various psychospiritual treatment models!

Increasing numbers of people are moving beyond psychological therapy to seek alternative spiritual perspectives to medical and mental health care such as yoga and meditation. The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for

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Learn to treat a variety of diagnostic disorders through various psychospiritual treatment models!

Increasing numbers of people are moving beyond psychological therapy to seek alternative spiritual perspectives to medical and mental health care such as yoga and meditation. The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders provides the latest theoretical perspectives and practical applications by recognized experts in positive and integrative psychotherapy. Leading clinicians examine and re-examine their therapeutic worldviews and attitudes to focus on the right problems to solve—for the whole person.

This essential Handbook is a window on the quiet revolution now sweeping the field of psychology, that of locating the whole human being in the center of the therapeutic process. The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders helps you effectively treat the whole person by providing a practical introduction to some of the worldviews and most effective practices like yoga, meditation, and humanological therapy used by psychospiritually oriented therapists. Helpful illustrations of body positions used in yoga and meditation plus photographs, tables, figures, and detailed case studies illustrate the process.

The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders will show you:


  • the importance of a therapist’s worldview for effective therapeutic outcome

  • new perspectives on alternative treatments for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, and sexual dysfunction

  • how yoga and mindfulness meditation can be used in psychotherapy

  • the use and integration of meditation therapies in emergency situations

  • the therapeutic integration of other alternative treatments, such as Kundalini yoga

  • each contributor’s case studies as illustration of effective treatment
The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders is an invaluable resource for those interested in treating patients with a therapeutic process that is effective, adaptable, and wholly transformational.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780789023230
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    01/01/2005
    Pages:
    402
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Introduction1
    Ch. 1Approaching extraordinary experiences in the mental health field17
    Ch. 2Seasons of change : adjustment disorder as summons to new life structure33
    Ch. 3Breathing into fear : psychospiritual approaches for treating anxiety51
    Ch. 4Sacred wounding : traumatic openings to the larger self75
    Ch. 5Eating disorders as messengers of the soul97
    Ch. 6Getting focused in an age of distraction : approaches to attentional disorders using the humanology of Yogi Bhajan115
    Ch. 7Dissociative identity disorder and psychospiritual perspectives147
    Ch. 8Alternative treatments for borderline and narcissistic personality disorders163
    Ch. 9Assessment and treatment of conduct disorders : a moral reasoning model and psychospiritual approach183
    Ch. 10Bipolar disorder and western anosognosia205
    Ch. 11Spiritual and transpersonal approaches to psychotic disorders233
    Ch. 12Journey into the heart : Sufi ways for healing depression259
    Ch. 13Mindful awareness and self-directed neuroplasticity : integrating psychospiritual and biological approaches to mental health with a focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder281
    Ch. 14Spirituality and sexuality : celebrating erotic transcendence and spiritual embodiment301
    Ch. 15An integrative medical approach to Alzheimer's disease319
    Ch. 16The phenomenon of centers supporting spiritual approaches to psychotherapy339

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