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Title:
Creating a life of meaning and compassion : the wisdom of psychotherapy
Author:
Firestone, Robert.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xvii, 461 pages ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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.
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ISBN:
9781591470205
Format :
Book