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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

13

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 50-59

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2008

Abstract

A review of undergraduate texts marketed as providing an introduction to clinical psychology located no chapters devoted to the emerging practice of integrating Eastern philosophy with Western psychological practices. Thus, this paper provides students with a primer of this important emerging area by reviewing cultural differences that challenge the successful integration of Eastern philosophy with Western psychology, before focusing specifically on Taoist philosophy and its implications for Western psychotherapy. The congruence of Taoism with the "common" factors of Western psychotherapy (i.e., those mechanisms of change thought to transcend theoretical psychotherapy orientation) will be discussed, as will congruence with "specific" cognitive behavioral therapy factors (i.e., those mechanisms of therapeutic change that are thought to be specific to particular therapeutic orientations). The ties between new third wave cognitive behavioral therapies, primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Taoism will also be discussed.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

10 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 13 no. 2 2008

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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