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Title: The relevance of Zen-Buddhism for Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy
Language of title: English
Title in other language: Die Bedeutung des Zen-Buddhismus fur die Dialektisch-behaviorale Therapie
Other language: German
Author/Creator: M. Huppertz

Description: Dialectic-Behavioral Therapy is a specific psychotherapeutic approach to answer the needs of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. It uses concepts and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and of Humanistic Psychotherapies. For a deeper understanding, it is necessary to include also its Zen-Buddhistic background. The experience of Zen-meditation and the basic philosophy of Zen-Buddhism will be explained. In the context of the historical relation between Zen-Buddhism and Psychotherapy, the position of the DBT will be specified. Finally it will be demonstrated how Zen-Buddhism inspired the practice of DBT and what kinds of problems arise when a modern psychotherapy uses the concept of a premodern conception of the world and human existence.

Publisher Place: Stuttgart
Publisher: Thieme
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2003
Subject: Zen
Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT)
Borderline personality disorder
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Psychology -- Clinical Psychology -- Mental Disorders
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Zen/Ch’an Buddhism
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Psychology -- Clinical Psychology -- Psychotherapy -- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Cultural Coverage: Germany
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.thieme.de/ppmp/
Source: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 53
Source Number: 9-10
Source Page Numbers: 376-383
Start Date: 1980
Frequency of publication: More than four times a year
Submissions: Instructions for authors (in German)
ISBN/ISSN: 0937-2032
Location and access number: 14528406

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Record Checked: 2005-03-25
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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