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Creating a life of meaning and compassion : the wisdom of psychotherapy

Author: Robert Firestone; Lisa A Firestone; Joyce Cartlett
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clinical psychologists identify and describe the defensive process that constrains people from making positive changes in their lives. They summarize the insights they gained while developing a more decent and respectful way of living as a response to the destructiveness of society.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Firestone; Lisa A Firestone; Joyce Cartlett
ISBN: 159147020X 9781591470205
OCLC Number: 51289810
Description: xvii, 461 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: A vision of a meaningful life --
Factors that impede personal development --
Disrupting fantasy processes --
Challenging addictive, self-nurturing lifestyles --
A feeling versus nonfeeling existence --
Coping with anger, passivity, and a victimized point of view --
Generosity versus withholding --
Challenging self-destructive, microsuicidal, and suicidal tendencies --
Defenses against death anxiety --
Couple relationships --
Sexuality --
Family relationships --
Child-rearing --
Protecting the rights of the individual in couples and families --
Societal forces : malevolent and benevolent --
Psychotherapy : past, present, and future? --
The therapeutic value of friendship --
Spirituality, mystery, and the search for meaning.
Responsibility: Robert W. Firestone, Lisa A. Firestone, and Joyce Catlett ; with a foreword by Daniel J. Siegel.
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A guide for helping professionals and other people interested in their personal development pointing out the value of leading a life marked by adventure and recreation, transcendent goals and  Read more...

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