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This important new book brings together the work of top scholars and clinicians at leading universities and medical centers on the benefits and risks of transpersonal therapy. After comparing a variety of multicultural approaches--Zen Buddhism, existential phenomenology, and Christian mysticism, among many others--the book offers a wealth of information on specific disorders and the application of transpersonal psychology techniques such as visualization, breathwork, and "past lives" regression.With solid scholarship, wide scope, and accessible style, Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology will become the standard work for students, researchers, clinicians, and lay readers interested in extending psychiatry and psychology into sciences that describe the functioning of the human mind, thereby building bridges between those disciplines and spirituality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465095308
ISBN-10: 0465095305
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 37mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 26-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bruce W. Scotton

Bruce W. Scotton, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and is a Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco and Corte Madera. Allan B. Chinen, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of Waking the World, In the Ever After, Once Upon a Midlife, and Beyond the Hero. John R. Battista, M.D., M.A., is a longtime student, educator, practitioner, and contributor to the fields of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology. He is currently in private practice in New Milford, CT, and was formerly residency training director in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at Davis.