Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes

Author: Adrian Tomer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136676902
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes provides: an in-depth examination of death attitudes, existentialism, and spirituality and their relationships; a review of the major theoretical models; clinical applications of these models to issues such as infertility, bereavement, anxiety, and suicide; and an introduction to meaning management theory and how it can be applied to grief counseling. In this new volume, death is treated both as a threat to meaning and as an opportunity to create meaning. The first section introduces theory and methodology to connect the latest empirical research on death attitudes to the philosophical/psychological existential and spirituality literature. Part II presents the latest empirical research on subjects such as end-of-life decisions and living with HIV. The final section considers therapeutic applications to issues including suicide, infertility, bereavement, and anxiety. The concluding chapter highlights the book’s common themes and provides questions to encourage further investigation of the most critical topics. Psychologists, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, and religious leaders, as well as academics in the fields of psychology, gerontology, philosophy, religion, counseling, social work, sociology, and medicine will value this new resource. Main points summarize important ideas of each chapter, making it an appropriate text in courses on death and dying and/or and spirituality. Its clinical applications will appeal to practicing professionals.

Meaning in Positive and Existential Psychology

Author: Alexander Batthyany
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 149390308X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a first attempt to combine insights from the two perspectives with regard to the question of meaning by examining a collection of theoretical and empirical works. This volume therefore is destined to become an important addition to psychological literature: both from the viewpoint of the history of ideas (again this would be one of the first times that positive and existentialist psychologies meet) and from the viewpoint of theoretical and empirical research into the meaning concept in psychology.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging 3 Volume Set

Author: Susan Krauss Whitbourne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118528921
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Available online or as a 3–volume print set, this authoritative reference work contains more than 300 entries covering all aspects of the multi–disciplinary field of adult development and aging. Brings together concise, accurate summaries of classic topics as well as the most recent thinking and research in new areas Covers a broad range of issues, from biological and physiological changes in the body to changes in cognition, personality, and social roles to applied areas such as psychotherapy, long–term care, and end–of–life issues Includes contributions from major researchers, theorists, and methodologists from the academic and clinical realms A state–of–the art reference work that is as essential for experts in the field as for students in the social sciences and humanities coming to the subject for the first time

Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118289048
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the origins, contemporary developments, and applications to practice related to each major counseling theory Fully revised and updated, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is complete with useful learning aids, instructions for ongoing assessment, and valuable case studies—all designed to facilitate comprehension and lead to effective, ethical practice. The Second Edition features: New chapters on Family Systems Theory and Therapy as well as Gestalt Theory and Therapy Extended case examples in each of the twelve Theory chapters A treatment planning section that illustrates how specific theories can be used in problem formulation, specific interventions, and potential outcomes assessment Deeper and more continuous examination of gender and cultural issues An evidence-based status section in each Theory chapter focusing on what we know from the scientific research with the goal of developing critical thinking skills A new section on "Outcome Measures" that provides ideas on how client outcomes can be tracked using practice-based evidence Showcasing the latest research, theory, and evidence-based practice, Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice, Second Edition is an engaging and illuminating text. "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have done it again! In the revised Second Edition of their popular book, they have masterfully organized and written a compelling text that will appeal to students and faculty alike. The Second Edition is thoroughly pragmatic with careful attention to research and evidence-based literature. Much to the delight of readers, extensive case analyses that illustrate major theoretical concepts abound." —Sherry Cormier, PhD, Professor Emerita, West Virginia University, coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers "John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptionally practical text for students wishing to learn usable counseling principles. Their excellent scholarship is balanced by a superb treatment of counseling theory that includes a review of the strengths, limitations, and means for implementing the systems represented." —Robert Wubbolding, EdD, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University; Director, Center for Reality Therapy; author of Reality Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series) "This introductory text is written with extraordinary care and attention to detail. Not only is it one of the best resources I know of for in-depth coverage of classical therapeutic theory, it is also one of the best at illuminating cutting-edge developments, both in theory and application. Readers will greatly benefit from the clarity, comprehensiveness, and personal perceptiveness of this engaging introductory guide." —Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, Faculty, Saybrook University; Vice President, Existential-Humanistic Institute; coauthor of Existential-Humanistic Therapy and editor of Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy

The Oxford Handbook of Emotion Social Cognition and Problem Solving in Adulthood

Author: Paul Verhaeghen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199383073
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over the last decade, the field of socio-emotional development and aging has rapidly expanded, with many new theories and empirical findings emerging. This trend is consistent with the broader movement in psychology to consider social, motivational, and emotional influences on cognition and behavior. The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood provides the first overview of a new field of adult development that has emerged out of conceptualizations and research at the intersections between socioemotional development, social cognition, emotion, coping, and everyday problem solving. This field roundly rejects a universal deficit model of aging, highlighting instead the dynamic nature of socio-emotional development and the differentiation of individual trajectories of development as a function of variation in contextual and experiential influences. It emphasizes the need for a cross-level examination (from biology and neuroscience to cognitive and social psychology) of the determinants of emotional and socio-emotional behavior. This volume also serves as a tribute to the late Fredda Blanchard-Fields, whose thinking and empirical research contributed extensively to a life-span developmental view of emotion, problem solving, and social cognition. Its chapters cover multiple aspects of adulthood and aging, presenting developmental perspectives on emotion; antecedents and consequences of emotion in context; everyday problem solving; social cognition; goals and goal-related behaviors; and wisdom. The landmark volume in this new field, The Oxford Handbook of Emotion, Social Cognition, and Problem Solving in Adulthood is an important resource for cognitive, developmental, and social psychologists, as well as researchers and graduate students in the field of aging, emotion studies, and social psychology.

In die Sonne schauen

Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641025435
Format: PDF
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Gibt es ein Leben vor dem Tod? Über die Dinge im Leben, die wirklich wichtig sind ... Die größte Herausforderung für den Menschen ist es, seiner eigenen Sterblichkeit ins Auge zu blicken. Die Angst vor dem Tod unterscheidet den Menschen vom Tier: Jede Religion, jede Kulturleistung ist ein Versuch, sich das Undenkbare begreiflich zu machen. Der amerikanische Psychoanalytiker und Bestsellerautor Irvin D. Yalom nähert sich in diesem Buch einer der größten Fragen der Menschheit sowohl auf der professionellen wie auch auf einer zutiefst persönlichen Ebene. „Auch ich fürchte den Tod wie jeder Mensch“, schreibt Yalom, „er ist unser düsterer Schatten, der sich nicht abschütteln lässt.“ In seiner praktischen Arbeit hat er andererseits erfahren, wie sehr das Wissen um den nahen Tod bei vielen seiner Patienten zu einer vollkommenen Neuorientierung, ja Bereicherung führte. Wie sie auf einmal in der Lage waren, Entscheidungen zu treffen, die ihnen wirklich am Herzen lagen. „In die Sonne schauen“ ist deshalb nicht nur eine Auseinandersetzung mit der Endlichkeit des Lebens, sondern auch ein Plädoyer für ein bewusstes Leben. „Es ist kein düsteres Buch“, so Yalom, „meine Hoffnung ist vielmehr, dass wir begreifen, wie kostbar jeder Moment ist und wie tröstlich unser Miteinander, wenn wir unserer Endlichkeit, unserer kurzen Zeit im Licht, wirklich ins Auge sehen.“

trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen

Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641059038
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.

Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641189365
Format: PDF, Kindle
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„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.