The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders

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The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders

Format:  Paperback,

372 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Jun 2005

ISBN-13: 9780789023247

ISBN-10: 0789023245

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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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    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publish Date: Jun 2005
    ISBN-13: 9780789023247
    ISBN-10: 0789023245
    Format: Paperback
    Number of Pages: 372
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.1 x 1.01 x 8.42

    Chapter outline

    Foreword
    Introduction
    Approaching extraordinary experiences in the mental health field
    Seasons of change : adjustment disorder as summons to new life structure
    Breathing into fear : psychospiritual approaches for treating anxiety
    Sacred wounding : traumatic openings to the larger self
    Eating disorders as messengers of the soul
    Getting focused in an age of distraction : approaches to attentional disorders using the humanology of Yogi Bhajan
    Dissociative identity disorder and psychospiritual perspectives
    Alternative treatments for borderline and narcissistic personality disorders
    Assessment and treatment of conduct disorders : a moral reasoning model and psychospiritual approach
    Bipolar disorder and western anosognosia
    Spiritual and transpersonal approaches to psychotic disorders
    Journey into the heart : Sufi ways for healing depression
    Mindful awareness and self-directed neuroplasticity : integrating psychospiritual and biological approaches to mental health with a focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Spirituality and sexuality : celebrating erotic transcendence and spiritual embodiment
    An integrative medical approach to Alzheimer's disease

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