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In this original and major new work, David Blustein places working at the same level of attention for social and behavioral scientists and psychotherapists as other major life concerns, such as intimate relationships, physical and mental health, and socio-economic inequities.
He also provides readers with an expanded conceptual framework within which to think about working in human development and human experience.
As a result, this creative new synthesis enriches the discourse on working across the broad spectrum of psychology's concerns and agendas, and especially for those readers in career development, counseling, and policy-related fields.
This textbook is ideal for use in graduate courses on counseling and work or vocational counseling.
Providing a unified introduction to the underlying ideas of the Psychology of Security, Emergency and Risk (PSER), this book highlights the usefulness of a basic psychological knowledge for all those working in this field and summarizes the main dynamic processes associated with the helping relationship: from the neurological pathway of the emotions to the entirely virtual functions of the real Ego, all of these estimable by the oneiric test contained in the appendix.The authors include, in each of the dedicated chapters, the current theories and worked examples to reinforce every argument: from communications rules to the knowledge of terrorism's cultural background, in its psychological, biological and environmental component. The last important goal at the end of each chapter is to offer the reader, by confronting their own experiences with analysed realities, the possibility to discover the sense of one's personal identity.
This book offers a new approach by combining the disciplines of history, psychology, and religion to explain the suicidal element in both Western culture and the individual, and how to treat it. Ancient Greek society displays in its literature and the lives of its people an obsessive interest in suicide and death. Kaplan and Schwartz have explored the psychodynamic roots of this problem--in particular, the tragic confusion of the Greek heroic impulse and its commitment to unsatisfactory choices that are destructively rigid and harsh. The ancient Hebraic writings speak little of suicide and approach reality and freedom in vastly different terms: God is an involved parent, caring for his children. Therefore, heroism, in the Greek sense, is not needed nor is the individual compelled to choose between impossible alternatives. In each of the first three sections, the authors discuss the issues of suicide from a comparative framework, whether in thought or myth, then the suicide-inducing effects of the Graeco-Roman world, and finally, the suicide-preventing effects of the Hebrew world. The final section draws on this material to present a suicide prevention therapy. Historical in scope, the book offers a new psychological model linking culture to the suicidal personality and suggests an antidote, especially with regard to the treatment of the suicidal individual.
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