Title

Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Publication Date

1979

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Committee or Advisor Chair

Douglas Bowman

Committee Members

Philip A. Smith

Joseph MacAfee

Keywords

psychology, Buddhism, transpersonal psychology, psychotherapy, dependence, self

Disciplines

Buddhist Studies | Psychology | Religion | Transpersonal Psychology

Abstract

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.

Comments

Department: Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology

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