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An Integrative Approach to Counseling
Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory, and Stress Management


May 2007 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory, and Stress Management offers a global and integrative approach to counseling that incorporates multiple concepts and techniques from both eastern and western perspectives. The book identifies commonalities rather than the differences between them. The book also compares and contrasts the underlying cultural assumptions of western counseling with those of the Chinese perspectives of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, relative to integrating and applying a more global approach to helping individuals functionally adapt to challenges in their environments. The book will be used by faculty and students in those advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, or social work that cover such areas as introduction to counseling, counseling skills and techniques, counseling theories, multi-cultural awareness and counseling, and stress management.

 
Series Editor's Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
PART I: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS
 
Ch 1: Evolutionary Theory and Evolutionary Psychology
 
Ch 2: Stress and the Stress Response
 
Ch 3: Stress Management
 
PART II: CULTURALLY DIVERESE APPROACHES TO MANAGING STRESS
 
Ch 4: Buddhism and Stress Management
 
Ch 5: Daoism and Stress Management
 
Ch 6: Confucianism and Stress Management
 
PART III: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF CULTURALLY DIVERSE APPROACHES TO MANAGING STRESS
 
Ch 7: Underlying Cultural Assumptions
 
Ch 8: Rapport
 
Ch 9: Thinking
 
Ch 10: Feeling
 
Ch 11: Behaving
 
Ch 12: Interpersonal Relationships
 
Ch 13: Spirituality
 
Index
 
About the Author
Key features
  • Provides global and integrative approach to understanding commonalities of eastern and western healing traditions
  • Accents impact of evolutionary theory on understanding global and diverse traditions
  • Presents thought experiments to help students understand and apply concepts
  • Provides numerous quotations from the original Chinese texts based on author's own translations/interpretations.  

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