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Philosophy Practice an Alternative to Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Shlomit C. Schuster

  • ISBN: 9780275965419
  • ISBN10: 0275965414

Philosophy Practice an Alternative to Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Shlomit C. Schuster

  • List Price: $122.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • Publish date: 10/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780275965419
  • ISBN10: 0275965414
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Description: Although over the last few centuries philosophy has become a purely academic discipline, it used to play an important role in the politics of many Western nations. At the end of the twentieth century, philosophy seems to be returning to its original, practical purposes, thanks to the new practice of philosophical counseling, which is now emerging as an alternative to psychoanalysis and other clinical approaches.

This volume describes the main theoretical aspects of this practice -- based on an open-ended dialogue between a philosophical practitioner and a client or a group -- places it in a historical context, and contrasts it with various forms of psychological counseling. To illustrate how philosophy can be beneficial, the author, a practicing philosophical counselor, also presents several case studies from her own practice.

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