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

1st Edition

Sharon G Mijares, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Sharon Mijares, Gurucharan Khalsa

Routledge
Published June 28, 2005
Reference - 402 Pages
ISBN 9780789023247 - CAT# HW13699

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Summary

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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