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Eastern philosophy in clinical psychology

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Eastern philosophy in clinical psychology refers to the influence of Eastern philosophies on the practice of clinical psychology.

Historical clinical psychologists[edit]

Contemporary clinicians[edit]

Techniques used in clinical settings[edit]

  • Vipassana - trains one to perceive the momentary arising and dissipating of all phenomena, nurturing the calm, detached recognition of all things' impermanence and interdependence.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ For instance, Fromm et al. (1960, p. 78) states that Karen Horney "was intensely interested in Zen Buddhism during the last years of her life." Also see DeMartino (1991).
  2. ^ Wulf (1996).
  3. ^ Fromm et al.. (1960) is based on presentations given during the 1957 workshop.
  4. ^ See Nyanaponika et al (1986)
  5. ^ "The Heights, Volume XXXXII, Number 9 — 2 December 1960 — Boston College Newspapers". newspapers.bc.edu.
  6. ^ Regarding Linehan's conscious use of Zen techniques, see, for instance, Linehan (1993a), p. 19, and Linehan (1993b), p. 63.
  7. ^ Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2011). "Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps". Contemporary Buddhism. 12 (1): 281–306. doi:10.1080/14639947.2011.564844. ISSN 1463-9947.
  8. ^ Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2013). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (2nd ed.). Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-345-53972-4.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sarunya Prasopchingchana & Dana Sugu, 'Distinctiveness of the Unseen Buddhist Identity' (International Journal of Humanistic Ideology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, vol. 4, 2010)
  • Abdullah, Somaya (Ph.D.) 'Multicultural social intervention and nation-building in South Africa: the role of Islamic counselling and psychotherapy.' Researcher and project leader at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
  • Boeree, C. G. (1997). "Towards a Buddhist Psychotherapy". Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  • Damásio, António 2003. Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, Harvest Books, ISBN 978-0-15-602871-4
  • DeMartino, R.J. "Karen Horney, Daisetz T. Suzuki, and Zen Buddhism." Am J Psychoanal. 1991 Sep; 51(3):267-83.
  • Drob, S. Freud and the Chasidim: Redeeming The Jewish Soul of Psychoanalysis. Jewish Review 3:1, 1989
  • Drob, Sanford L. (1998–2006). ""This is Gold": Freud, Psychotherapy and the Lurianic Kabbalah". Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  • Drob, Sanford L. (1999). "Jung and the Kabbalah". History of Psychology. 2 (2): 102–118. doi:10.1037/1093-4510.2.2.102. PMID 11623735. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  • Erikson, Erik H. (1969). Gandhi's Truth: On the Origin of Militant Nonviolence. NY: W. W. Norton & Co. ISBN 0-393-31034-5.
  • Frankl, Victor. From Death Camp to Existentialism. Ilsa Lasch, trans. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1959)
  • Fromm, Erich, D. T. Suzuki & Richard De Martino (1960). Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis. NY: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-090175-6.
  • Gay, P. A Godless Jew: Freud, Atheism and the Making of Psychoanalysis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.
  • Grof, Stanislav. "Alternative Cosmologies and Altered States". Noetic Sciences Review, Winter 1994a. pp. 21–29. Archived from the original on 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  • Grof, S. (1994b). Books of the Dead. Thames and Hudson.
  • Grof, S. and J. Halifax (1977). The Human Encounter with Death. E. P. Dutton.
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. NY: Dell Publishing. ISBN 0-385-30312-2.
  • Iqbal, Afzal & Arberry A. J. 'The Life and Work of Jalaluddin Rumi'
  • Klein, D. Jewish Origins of the Psychoanalytic Movement. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,1985.
  • Linehan, Marsha M. (1993a). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. NY: Guilford Press. ISBN 0-89862-183-6.
  • Linehan, Marsha M. (1993b). Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. NY: Guilford Press. ISBN 0-89862-034-1.
  • Nielsen, M. E. (1994–2001). "Notable People in Psychology of Religion". Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  • Nyanaponika Thera, Bhikkhu Bodhi (ed.) & Erich Fromm (fwd.) (1986). Visions of Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of Nyanaponika Thera. York Beach, ME: Weiser Books. ISBN 0-87728-669-8.
  • Puhakka, Kaisa 'Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness' (SUNY 2000)
  • Rhys Davids, C. A. F. 'A Buddhist manual of psychological ethics or Buddhist Psychology, of the Fourth Century B.C., being a translation, now made for the first time, from the Original Pāli of the First Book in the Abhidhamma-Piţaka, entitled Dhamma-Sangaṇi (Compendium of States or Phenomena) (1900). (Includes an original 80 page introduction.) Reprint currently available from Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 0-7661-4702-9.
  • Seidner, Stanley S. (June 10, 2009) "A Trojan Horse: Logotherapeutic Transcendence and its Secular Implications for Theology". Mater Dei Institute. pp 10–12.
  • Ticktin, S. (n.d.). "Biography". Adapted from a review of R.D. Laing: A Biography, by Adrian Laing. Archived from the original on 2007-03-02. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  • Wulf, R. (Nov 1996). "The Historical Roots of Gestalt Therapy Theory". Gestalt Dialogue: Newsletter of the Integrative Gestalt Centre. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  • Zokav, G. 'The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness.' New York: N.Y.: fireside. 2001

External links[edit]

Neuroscience and Buddhism Sarunya Prasopchingchana & Dana Sugu, 'Distinctiveness of the Unseen Buddhist Identity' ([1]International Journal of Humanistic Ideology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, vol. 4, 2010)