Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience / Edition 1

Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience / Edition 1

by Ginette Paris
     
 

In the quest for identity and healing, what belongs to the humanities and what to clinical psychology?

Ginette Paris uses cogent and passionate argument as well as stories from patients to teach us to accept that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. This is very hard to accept which is why, so often, the body has

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In the quest for identity and healing, what belongs to the humanities and what to clinical psychology?

Ginette Paris uses cogent and passionate argument as well as stories from patients to teach us to accept that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. This is very hard to accept which is why, so often, the body has the painful and dispiriting job of showing us what our psyche refuses to see.

In jargon-free language, the author describes her own story of taking a turn downwards and inwards in the search for a metaphorical personal 'death'. If this kind of mortality is not attended to, then more literal bodily ailments and actual death itself can result.

Paris engages with one of the main dilemmas of contemporary psychology and psychotherapy: how to integrate findings and insights from neuroscience and medicine into an approach to healing founded upon activation of the imagination. At present, she demonstrates, what is happening is damaging to both science and imagination.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415437776
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Denting My Thick Skull. A Fable: Mom, Dad, and Me, Me, Me. Therapy as Cure: The Medical Model. Therapy as Investment: The Economic Model. Therapy as Plea: The Legal Model. Therapy as Redemption. Boundary Issues: "You, Science. Me, Humanities.". Brother Philosophy, Sister Psychology. The Archetype of Mother. The Archetype of Father. The Invisibility of the Psyche. The Ultimate Virtual Reality Game. Joy: The Antidote to Anxiety. Schools of Thought are Families. Bibliography

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