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Overview

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 helps you effectively treat the whole person by providing a practical introduction to psychospiritual worldviews and effective practices, such as yoga, meditation, and humanological therapy, that are 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.
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Daniel Deslauriers PhD
Daniel Deslauriers, PhD, Director, East-West Psychology Program, California Institute of Integral Studies
Psychotherapy is undergoing a quiet revolution by integrating spiritual perspectives with modern diagnostic know-how. This handbook provides a wide range of clinical cases, innovative techniques, and illuminating discussions on how to treat the whole person. It is ESSENTIAL READING FOR THERAPISTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS interested in integrative approaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789023230
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Approaching extraordinary experiences in the mental health field 17
Ch. 2 Seasons of change : adjustment disorder as summons to new life structure 33
Ch. 3 Breathing into fear : psychospiritual approaches for treating anxiety 51
Ch. 4 Sacred wounding : traumatic openings to the larger self 75
Ch. 5 Eating disorders as messengers of the soul 97
Ch. 6 Getting focused in an age of distraction : approaches to attentional disorders using the humanology of Yogi Bhajan 115
Ch. 7 Dissociative identity disorder and psychospiritual perspectives 147
Ch. 8 Alternative treatments for borderline and narcissistic personality disorders 163
Ch. 9 Assessment and treatment of conduct disorders : a moral reasoning model and psychospiritual approach 183
Ch. 10 Bipolar disorder and western anosognosia 205
Ch. 11 Spiritual and transpersonal approaches to psychotic disorders 233
Ch. 12 Journey into the heart : Sufi ways for healing depression 259
Ch. 13 Mindful awareness and self-directed neuroplasticity : integrating psychospiritual and biological approaches to mental health with a focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder 281
Ch. 14 Spirituality and sexuality : celebrating erotic transcendence and spiritual embodiment 301
Ch. 15 An integrative medical approach to Alzheimer's disease 319
Ch. 16 The phenomenon of centers supporting spiritual approaches to psychotherapy 339
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