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The I of the Other free pdf This book synthesizes ideas from existential phenomenology, Buddhism, and experience-near psychotherapy to create a holistic approach to psycho-diagnostic and therapeutic practice. Since any therapeutic engagement begins with getting to know the mind of an Other, it is appropriate that a holistic revision of psychology begins by considering the fundamental knowing we refer to as clinical diagnosis. This involves both critiquing the top-down empirical approach to psycho-diagnosis and presenting a viable and rigorous alternative to the knowing of Other minds. G. Kenneth Bradford is the first psychotherapist to apply a Mindfulness-based approach to psychological assessment and diagnosis, making this a foundational and entry text to mindfulness and experientially-informed therapy practices. It presents the first application of the Phenomenological Research Method to psycho-diagnosis. While the phenomenological method has enjoyed high regard in the area of qualitative research, this book marks its first appearance in being applied to clinical assessment and diagnosis. Furthermore, these two cutting-edge approaches, one from the East and one from the West, are intertwined in a way that contributes to the emerging Integrative trends in Psychology. The final section on the Question of Sanity proceeds beyond both the phenomenological research literature and much of the current "Mindfulness-Based" literature, which are largely technique-focused, opening up the underlying (Buddhist

About G. Kenneth Bradford

G. Kenneth Bradford, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco BayArea. He is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University and theCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches courses onExistential-Contemplative Psychotherapy and psychological assessmentintegrating Mindfulness and Phenomenological perspectives. He offers advancedtraining, workshops and lectures in the United States and Europe, integratingExistential therapeutic sensibilities with the principles and practices ofBuddhadharma. Ken studied Existential Psychotherapy as a protigi of JamesBugental beginning in 1988, joining him as a teaching associate in 1994. Hisclinical background also includes training in European and RelationalPsychoanalysis, Focusing (with Eugene Gendlin) and Nondual Therapy (with PeterFenner). Ken has been a vipassana student since 1975, being most indebted tothe instruction of Joseph Goldstein and Ruth Denison. He met his root dzogchenmaster, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, in 1980, and has also studied with other mastersof Vajrayana Buddhism, including, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Tarthang Tulku and DudjomRinpoche. He has published many professional articles and coedited "Listening from the Heart of Silence" withJohn J. Prendergast.

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Author : G. Kenneth Bradford
Publisher : Paragon House Publishers
Data Published : 20 August 2015
ISBN : 155778907X
EAN : 9781557789075
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 164 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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