Seeking the Compassionate Life: The Moral Crisis for Psychotherapy and Society

Seeking the Compassionate Life: The Moral Crisis for Psychotherapy and Society

by Carl Goldberg, Virginia Crespo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275981969
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/30/2004
Series: Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

CARL GOLDBERG was a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst for 35 years. He authored 12 books, as well as more than 170 journal articles. He was Editor-for-the-Americas of the International Journal of Psychotherapy. His book, Speaking with the Devil: Exploring Senseless Acts of Evil earned the H.M. Moss Achievement Award in 1997.

VIRGINIA CRESPO is a medical and psychiatric social worker who has treated chronically ill and terminal patients at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York University Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, and New York State Psychiatric Institute. She has been a field instructor at Columiba-Presbyterian and Roosevelt hospitals, and an Adjunct Faculty Member for Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Psychotherapy. She has conducted numerous workshops with Carl Goldberg on interpersonal relations.

Table of Contents


Constructive Shame: An Encounter with an Unfortunate Child

Healing Suffering and Despair through Communion: The Remarkable Psychiatric Case Conference

Moral Inquiry: The Investigation of Human Suffering and Personal Agency

The Mortal Storm: The Struggle between Righteousness and Compassion

A Critical Examination of the Problems with Self-Examination

The Dark Side of Curiosity: A Violent Client Who Read Camus

An Exploration of Impeded Curiosity: The Boy Who Was His Own Therapist

Existential Anguish: The Would-Be Rapist Trapped in Time

Loneliness and Dread: The Woman Who Tried to Escape Time

A Mirror of the Soul: Reflections of a Virtuous Stalker

The Invented Self: The General Who Was Abducted by Aliens from a UFO

A Clinical Perspective on Terrorism: The Failed Courage of the Fanatic

The Personal Story Approach: Reaching a Client Who Did Not Trust

The Adulterous Minister: A Clinical Examination of Moral Responsibility

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