The Zen of Helping: Spiritual Principles for Mindful and Open-Hearted Practice

Author(s) : Andrew Bein

The Zen of Helping: Spiritual Principles for Mindful and Open-Hearted Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : John Wiley
  • Published : 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 27450
  • ISBN 13 : 9780470333099
  • ISBN 10 : 047033309X

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Foreword by Edward R. Canda.
Foreword by Joan Halifax Roshi.
1. A Spiritual Framework for Our Clients and Ourselves (Beyond Spiritual Neutrality).
2. Sitting with Clients on Uncertain Ground: Strong Back, Soft Front (Beyond Evidence-based Practice).
3. Radical Acceptance of Clients, Context and Self (Beyond Carl Rogers' Positive Regard).
4. Mindfulness: Steadying the Mind and Being Present (Beyond Empathy Skills and Counter-Transference).
5. Curiosity, Compassionate Caring, and Inspiration (Beyond Professional Warmth).
6. Bearing Witness to Trauma and Pain (Beyond Clinical Distance).
7. The Middle Way: Embracing Contradiction and Paradox (Beyond Dualistic Thinking).
8. Having the Conversation: Making Space for Client Spirituality (Beyond the Great Taboo).
9. Dealing with Failure (Beyond Cognitive Solutions and the Paradigm of Blame).
10. Swimming Upstream with a Warrior's Heart (Beyond Working a Human Services Job).
Appendix. Brief Introduction to Buddhism and Zen.
Author Description.

About the Author:
Andrew Bein, PhD, LCSW, has twenty-three years of experience as a clinician, consultant trainer, and researcher. His professional experience includes work in child welfare, public schools/special education, youth programs, multiservice centers, substance abuse, and private practice. Dr. Bein has been a Zen student for ten years and is a Full Professor with the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento.

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