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Wisdom of the Psyche Depth Psychology after Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 0415437776
ISBN-13: 9780415437776
Edition: 2007
Authors: Ginette Paris
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Description: In the quest for identity and healing, what belongs to the humanities and what to clinical psychology? Ginette Paris uses cogent and passionate argument as well as stories from patients to teach us to accept that the human psyche seeks to destroy  More...

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

In the quest for identity and healing, what belongs to the humanities and what to clinical psychology? Ginette Paris uses cogent and passionate argument as well as stories from patients to teach us to accept that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. Thisnbsp;is very hard to accept which is why, so often, the body has the painful and dispiriting job of showing us what our psyche refuses to see. In jargon-free language, the author describes her own story of taking a turn downwards and inwards in the search for a metaphorical personal 'death'. If this kind of mortality is not attended to, then more literal bodily ailments and actual death itself can result. Paris engages with one of the main dilemmas of contemporary psychology and psychotherapy: how to integrate findings and insights from neuroscience and medicine into an approach to healing founded upon activation of the imagination. At present, she demonstrates, what is happening isdamaging to both science and imagination.

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a D.R.E. from Brigham Young University. He was a teacher and administrator at Brigham Young University. In 1983, he founded the Covey Leadership Center, a training and consulting concern. He wrote numerous books on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His best known book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic, first published in 1989. His other books include Principle Centered Leadership; First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy; Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People; Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families; The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness; and The 3rd Alternative. He received the Thomas More College Medallion and the Utah Symphony Fiftieth Anniversary Award in 1990, and the McFeely Award of the International Management Council for contributions and service in 1991. He died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Denting my thick skull
A fable: Mom, Dad, and me, me, me
Wisdom can be learned
Casting
Therapy as cure: the medical model
No family is ever normal
Therapy as investment: the economic model
Therapy as plea: the legal model
Therapy as redemption
Life is absurdly, awesomely ugly and beautiful
Psychic monsters don't need redeeming
A monster can be contagious
Unredeemable Narcissus
Boundary issues: �You, science. Me, humanities.�
The confusing definition of depth psychology
Schools, labels, egos, copyrights, money
What is deep about the psyche?
Brother philosophy, sister psychology
Useful wounding
The archetype of Mother
The Great Mother: the cradle and the cage
Do I love you or do I need you?
Avoiding neurotic contracts
�Soft� does not imply �infantile�
Get off the cross, we need the wood
Here is your mother: Thou Shall Not Devour Her
Cring is active
The maternal quality of a country, a house, a garden
The archetype of Father
Bad cop/good cop: not a literal reality
The Father principle in therapy
There is no absolute adult
The alchemy of psychic maturation
Therapy as alchemy
Sorry, Oedipus
You love me at last? Too late!
Talking to children as a philosopher would
The invisibility of the psyche
Cynicism is not lucidity, criticism is not contempt
The ultimate virtual reality game
Fictionalizing is inevitable
The fabrication of a myth, the dismantling of a lie
The dramatic modal of psychological life
A script is made of words, gestures, costume, d�cor
A Myth is a metaphorical story
Who is telling the story?
Bigotry offered as expertise
How is psychology a mythology?
Joy: the antidote to anxiety
Anxiety: the fear without image
Depression: a flattened imagination
I lost my cherry
Appendix: Schools of thought are families, biographies their family tree
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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