Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Master of Arts (MA)
Committee or Advisor Chair
Philip A. Smith
psychology, Buddhism, transpersonal psychology, psychotherapy, dependence, self
Buddhist Studies | Psychology | Religion | Transpersonal Psychology
This thesis is a modest effort to synthesize some aspects of psychotherapy as developed in the western world with fundamental concepts of Buddhist thought and practice. In the last twenty years there has been considerable exchange and comparison of ideas between eastern and western studies of human nature. There have been many books and papers written about similarities between these two different approaches and the dissimilarities have also been well noted. It is my hope that the time is ripening for a more artistic weaving of the two attitudes into a single way of being, a unique Buddhist Therapy.
Lambdin, Craig, "Buddhism and Psychotherapy" (1979). Johnston Master Theses (20th Century). 11.