Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy

Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy

Author: Elliot D. Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443849944

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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Can philosophy help ordinary people confront their personal or interpersonal problems of living? Can it help a couple whose marriage is on the rocks, or someone going through a midlife crisis, or someone depressed over the death of a significant other, or who suffers from anxiety about making a life change? These and many other behavioral and emotional problems are ordinarily referred to psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, or other mental health specialists. Less mainstream is the possibility of consulting a philosophical counselor or practitioner. Yet, there is presently a steadily increasing, world-wide movement among individuals with postgraduate credentials in philosophy to harness their philosophical training and skills in helping others to address their life problems. But is this channeling of philosophy outside the classroom into the arena of life a good idea? Are philosophers, as such, competent to handle all or any of the myriad emotional and behavioral problems that arise in the context of life; or should these matters best be left to those trained in psychological counseling or psychotherapy? Through a diverse and contrasting set of readings authored by prominent philosophers, philosophical counselors, and psychologists, this volume carefully explores the nature of philosophical counseling or practice and its relationship to psychological counseling and psychotherapy. Digging deeply into this relational question, this volume aims to spark more rational reflection, and greater sensitivity and openness to the potential contributions of philosophical practice. It is, accordingly, intended for students, teachers, scholars, and practitioners of philosophy, counseling, or psychotherapy; as well as those interested in knowing more about philosophical counseling or practice.

Philosophy Practice

Philosophy Practice

Author: Shlomit C. Schuster

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275965414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

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Describes the new practice of philosophical counseling, which is now emerging as an alternative to psychotherapy.

Essays on Philosophical Counseling

Essays on Philosophical Counseling

Author: Ran Lahav

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819199737

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In the first book written in English on this growing field of applied philosophy, Essays on Philosophical Counseling is a collection of 14 articles by leading philosophical counselors from five countries. The book presents the reader with the major approaches to philosophical counseling, by combing theoretical discussions with a large number of case studies. Divided into three parts, Essays on Philosophical Counseling first discusses the theoretical and historical background of philosophical counseling, then deals with the relationship between philosophical counseling and psychotherapy and last, focuses on specific types of problems and predicaments and how they are addressed philosophically. Contents: Philosophical Counseling: The General Picture; A Conceptual Framework for Philosophical Counseling: Worldview Interpretation, Ran Lahav; Philosophical Counseling in Holland: History and Open Issues, Ida Jongsma; The Training of a Philosophical Counselor, Dries Bole; Philosophical Counseling: The Arts of Ecological Relationship and Interpretation, Barbara Norman; Philosophical Counceling and Psychotherapy; Philosophy, Philosophical Practice, and Psychotherapy, Gerd A. Achenbach; Philosophical Counseling as a Critical Examination of Life-Directing Conceptions, Michael Schefczyk; Some Reflections on Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Ben Mijuskovic; Meaning Crisis: Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Steven Segal; Philosophical Counseling: Some Roles of Critical Thinking, Elliot D. Cohen; Specific Topics for Counseling; Philosophy in Marriage Counseling, Anette Prins-Bakker; Philosophical Practice, Pastoral Work, and Suicide Survivors, Will A.J.F. Gerbers; The Philosopher in the Business World as a Vision Developer, Ad Hoogendijk; On the Emergence of Ethical Counseling: Considerations and Two Case Studies, Louis Marinoff; Supplement: The Legal Perspective; Legal Issues in Philosophical Counseling, Barton Bernstein and Linda Bolin.

Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Peter Raabe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780765709189

Category: Psychology

Page: 402

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In this book, Raabe argues that philosophy can effectively inform and improve conventional methods of treating mental illness. He presents clinical evidence showing that mild and so-called clinical mental illnesses can be both prevented and alleviated with philosophical talk therapy. Raabe offers concrete case examples that support his findings.

Philosophy For Counselling and Psychotherapy

Philosophy For Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Alex Howard

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333750985

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 181

This fascinating and thought-provoking book provides much-needed philosophical background for counselors, therapists, and healthcare workers looking for broader, deeper foundations in the struggle to help and make sense of others. While examining the best among 20th century philosophy it shows the wealth of inspiration of earlier centuries, and demonstrates with remarkable clarity the way in which the ideas of, and the relations between, these philosophers can inspire, inform, and underpin much of counseling and psychotherapy.

Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: James T. Hansen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1442228776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 151

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In Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, James Hansen proposes resolutions to four fundamental philosophical questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Presented within the context of the author's struggle to reconcile these philosophical questions with his understanding of patient care, Hansen gives unity and meaning to diverse and seemingly contradictory counseling models.

Foundations of Pastoral Counselling

Foundations of Pastoral Counselling

Author: Neil Pembroke

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334055358

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Foundations of Pastoral Counselling offers a completely new approach to its subject, through an integration of philosophical ideas, theological thought, and psychotherapeutic psychology. Using the work of philosophers including Martin Buber, Simone Weil and Søren Kierkegaard to begin the conversation in each chapter the author then draws on relevant theologians and psychotherapeutic thinkers to enrich the dialogue. The result is a rich, multi-faceted, and often surprising round-table discussion about the fundamental issues in pastoral counselling. Introduction 1 Part 1: Fundamental Attitudes and Skills 1 Respect for the Uniqueness of the Counsellee, or Resisting the Totalizing Tendency 2 Empathy and the Body, or the Quest for Participatory Sense-Making 3 Deep Listening, or Being Formed in the Discipline of Attention 4 Conditions for Genuine Dialogue, or It’s the Relationship that Heals 5 ‘Relational Humanness’ and ‘Relational Justice’, or Caring for Two Worlds Part 2: Fundamental Interventions and Strategies 6 Revising Faulty Thinking, or a Socratic Approach to Healing ‘Belief-Sickness’ 7 Facilitating Self-Challenge, or Learning the Art of Indirection 8 Working with Counsellee Images, or Exploring the ‘Metaphors We Live By’ 9 Connecting with a Community of Hope, or Pastoral Rituals that Shine a Light Concluding Reflection: It’s Also about Personal Spirituality

Theory and Practice of Logic-Based Therapy

Theory and Practice of Logic-Based Therapy

Author: Elliot D. Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443854856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 194

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Logic-Based Therapy (LBT) is a dynamic, philosophical, logical, and eclectic form of cognitive-behavior therapy that is closely aligned with the theory known as Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). It is based on the idea that people behaviorally and emotionally upset themselves by deducing self-defeating, unrealistic, or destructive conclusions from irrational premises. Teaching how to identify, refute, and construct rational “antidotes” to these fallacious premises through the use of logic and philosophy, this book shows how to use LBT to overcome destabilizing problems of anxiety, depression, guilt, and anger, and to work toward attaining self-fulfilling, “transcendent virtues.” Providing a careful examination of both the theory and practice of LBT, as embedded in its five-step program, this book is intended as a guide for psychotherapists who would like to take a more philosophical approach to therapy; philosophical counselors or coaches; and anyone who wants to understand how logic and philosophy can be resourcefully and seamlessly combined with a cognitive-behavioral approach to help people overcome their behavioral and emotional problems and attain greater happiness.

The New Rational Therapy

The New Rational Therapy

Author: Elliot D. Cohen

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461665168

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 646

Throughout the ages, great thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Aquinas,Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and many others have had incredibly useful things to say about overcoming the strife of everyday living and attaining happiness. Unfortunately contemporary approaches to psychology have made only limited use of this guidance. At last, here is an uplifting psychology that systematically applies the wisdom of the ages to attaining life pregnant with insight, meaning, value, and purpose. Guided by the vision of great minds, this book shows you how you can still feel secure and hopeful in a precarious, uncertain universe; face evil with life-affirming courage; build self-esteem, respect for others, and global reverence; become your own person; take control of you're emotions and behavior; strengthen your willpower; confront moral problems creatively; build rapport and solidarity with others; and hone your practical decision-making skills. Unlike classical approaches to rational psychology that only scratch the surface of what's deeply wrong in your life, The New Rational Therapy gets to the core and offers you penetrating, philosophical antidotes for transcending your malaise, and for attaining an enduring, profound happiness.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119279143

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Get to know the origins, development, and key figures of each major counseling theory This comprehensive text covers all the major theories in counseling and psychotherapy along with an emphasis on how to use these theoretical models in clinical practice. The authors cover the history, key figures, research base, multicultural implications, and practical applications of the following theoretical perspectives: Psychoanalytic, Individual/Adlerian, Existential, Gestalt, Person-Centered, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Feminist, Constructive, Family Systems, Multicultural, and Eclectic/Integrative. This text has case examples that bring each theory to life. The entire book has been updated with the latest research and techniques. Pedagogical features include learner objectives, "Putting It in Practice" boxes, questions for reflection, case examples and treatment planning, and chapter summaries. Every theory is examined from cultural, gender/sexual, and spiritual perspectives. The instructor supplement package includes a Respondus test bank, chapter outlines, supplemental lecture ideas, classroom activities, and PowerPoint slides. Video demonstrations corresponding to every major theory and linked to each chapter's contents. In addition, a WPLS course will be available after publication. Expanded video elements closely tied to sections of the text New visuals, including graphics, charts, and tables to facilitate student understanding of theories and how they relate to one another Increased coverage of multicultural and ethical issues in every chapter Cultural, gender, sexuality, and spiritual issues are integrated into every chapter The Sommers-Flanagan's hands-on, practical approach emphasizes how students and practitioners can apply these theories in real-world practice. Students are empowered to develop theoretically-sound and evidence-based approaches to conducting counseling and psychotherapy.

Issues in Philosophical Counseling

Issues in Philosophical Counseling

Author: Peter B. Raabe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027597667X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Raabe provides a detailed philosophical discussion as well as illustrative case studies of some of the most important issues encountered in any counseling practice. Particular attention is paid to the differences between how men and women communicate and how this is relevant to a counseling discussion, the role of medication in therapy, the concept of normalcy, the meaning of life, the motivation behind suicide, dream interpretation, and religious beliefs.

Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Peter B. Raabe

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 0765709171

Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

View: 484

In Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Peter Raabe argues that philosophy can effectively inform and improve conventional methods of treating mental illness. Raabe presents clinical evidence showing that mild and so-called clinical mental illnesses can be both prevented and alleviated with philosophical talk therapy. Raabe offers concrete case examples that support his findings.