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Title: Training psychotherapists in attributes of “mind” from Zen and psychoanalytic perspectives, part I : core principles, emptiness, impermanence, and paradox
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: S. W. Twemlow

Description: This paper outlines the principles of a conceptual foundation for an innovative approach to the training of the modern psychotherapist, using certain technical and philosophical percepts found in the practice of Zen, divorced from its usual role as a form of Buddhism and/or a religious belief. A set of core principles derived from Zen and embedded in psychoanalytic theory are listed. Specific values are embodied in the day to day practice of the psychotherapist. The first of these values is the understanding of the true nature of emptiness in relation to the self and the non-Cartesian universe. Then the concept of impermanence and the centrality of paradox to the practice of Zen and psychotherapy is described. The basis of this approach to the education of the psychotherapist is grounded in the assumption that the usual training format with its focus on training in technical skills, with personal treatment being an additional requirement for many psychodynamic therapists, is insufficient for a complete educational experience. The training of the mind itself is an often forgotten and yet essential component of the training process.

Publisher Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2001
URL: http://www.ajp.org/archives/55-01-2001.html
Subject: Zen
Buddist philosophy
Psychoanalytic training
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Psychology -- Clinical Psychology -- Psychotherapy
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Zen/Ch’an Buddhism
Cultural Coverage: United States
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.ajp.org/index.html
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy
Source Editor: T.B. Karasu
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 55
Source Number: 1
Source Page Numbers: 21
Start Date: 1947
Frequency of publication: Quarterly
Submissions: See the journal's authors guidelines.
ISBN/ISSN: 0002-9564
Location and access number: 11291186

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Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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