The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook
Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders
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
Table of Contents
About the Editors. Contributors. Moore, Foreword. Acknowledgments. Mijares & Khalsa, Introduction. Mack, Approaching Extraordinary Experiences in the Mental Health Field. Judy, Seasons of Change: Adjustment Disorders As Summons to New Life Structure. Vega, Breathing into Fear: Psychospiritual Approaches for Treating Anxiety. Mijares, Sacred Wounding: Traumatic Openings to the Larger Self. Johnston & Antares, Eating Disorders As Messengers from the Soul. Khalsa, Getting Focused in an Age of Distraction: Approaches to Attentional Disorders Using the Humanology of Yogi Bhajan. Ross, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Psychospiritual Perspectives. Khalsa, Alternative Treatments for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders. Drake & Lewis, Assessment and Treatment of Conduct Disorders: A Moral Reasoning Model and Psychospiritual Approach. Rediger, Bipolar Disorder and Western Anosognosia. Lukoff, Spiritual and Transpersonal Approaches to Psychotic Disorders. Hammerle, Journey into the Heart: Sufi Ways for Healing Depression. Schwartz et al., Mindful Awareness and Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Integrating Psychospiritual and Biological Approaches to Mental Health with a Focus on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Kleinplatz & Krippner, Spirituality and Sexuality: Celebrating Erotic Transcendence and Spiritual Embodiment. Khalsa, An Integrative Medical Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease. Grayson & Kerievsky, The Phenomenon of Centers Supporting Spiritual Approaches to Psychotherapy. Index.