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Author Mruk, Christopher J.
Title Zen and psychotherapy : integrating traditional and nontraditional approaches / Christopher J. Mruk ; with contributor Joan Hartzell.
Imprint New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2003.

Author Mruk, Christopher J.
Subject Meditation -- Zen Buddhism -- Therapeutic use.
Psychotherapy -- Religious aspects -- Zen Buddhism.
Buddhism and psychoanalysis.
Buddhism -- psychology.
Spiritual Therapies -- psychology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Hartzell, Joan.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 249 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) and index.
Contents Contents; Foreword; 1. Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Therapies; 2. The Basic Principles of Zen and Their Psychotherapeutic Implications; 3. From Realism to Idealism: Traditional Therapies and Zen; 4. Practical Applications: Zen in the Clinical Setting; 5. Integrating Zen and Psychotherapy: Connections and Limits; Appendix I: Glossary; Appendix II: Zen Resources; References; Index.
Summary Exploring the role of spirituality and religion in treatment, this book provides a sound clinical and academic rationale for exploring incorporating principles of Zen in traditional psychotherapy. The authors, one a clinical educator and social scientist, the other a nurse psychotherapist and practicing Buddhist present a fascinating dialog on the "science" and the "art" sides of the art-science debate. Practical suggestions are included for achieving a balance between these two poles of the helping and healing process.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826120335 (electronic bk.)
0826120334 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 298882105
Additional Format Print version: Mruk, Christopher J. Zen and psychotherapy. New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2003 0826120342 9780826120342 (DLC) 2003042827 (OCoLC)51811227