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EP00 Invited Address 9b - Interaction: Bridging the Human and Non-Human Worlds - James Hillman, PhD

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Invited Addresses |  Meditation, Spirituality and Yoga |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
James Hillman, PhD |  Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
1 Hour 28 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
May 28, 2000
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Besides the patient's past history and present intrapsychic complaints, besides his/her interpersonal relations, the patient lives in an aesthetic, spiritual, cultural, economic and environmental world of intimate things, physical places and invisible atmospheres. To focus mainly upon personal subjectivity to the neglect of the non-human factors falsifies the patient's daily actuality and endangers therapy with artificiality. Therapy must therefore bridge into the world.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To name five areas of the non-human world that impinge upon any patient's well-being.
  2. To describe three therapeutic ways of bridging between the human and non-human. 

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James Hillman, PhD, who received his Ph.D. degree from the Univeristy of Zurich, has served as honorary secretary of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and for 10 years was Director of Studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He has written 12 books and was nomiated for a Pulitzer prize.

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