Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice


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Published USA, 2014
What is wisdom?
What is compassion?
What is their relationship to psychological well-being, suffering and psychotherapeutic change?

This book brings together scholars, scientists and clinicians who integrate insights from ancient contemplative practices and modern research. It presents powerful methods that therapists can use to cultivate wisdom and compassion in themselves and their clients. Chapters examine whether these qualities can be measured objectively, what they look like in the therapy relationship, and how to integrate them into treatment planning and goal setting. Effective strategies are provided for addressing specific clinical challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal behaviour, couple conflict and parenting stress. The book also probes the neurobiological foundations of wisdom and compassion, including compelling findings on the effects of mindfulness meditation on the brain. Contributors include John Briere, Paul Gilbert, Marsha Linehan, G.Alan Marlatt and Dan Siegel.

Christopher Germer is Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Paperback. 407 pages

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