The lived relation between Buddhism and psychotherapy finds expression in the Buddhist's practice, the therapist's stance and response to those who seek help. Paul C. Cooper has gathered papers that demonstrate through extensive autobiographical material the relationship between personal religious experience and clinical work. The contributing authors, without exception, confront psychoanalytic theory and religious teachings in highly personal ways through personal narratives and abundant clinical material.
Paul C. Cooper maintains a private practice in Manhattan. He is member, training analyst, clinical supervisor and faculty National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, Institute for Expressive Analysis; board member and faculty at the Center for Spirituality and Psychotherapy; editorial board: Psychoanalytic Review and Groundwater: Journal of Buddhism and Psychotherapy. Winner of the 1996 Ernest Angel Award for Affects and Self States: A Case study on the Integration of Buddhist Analytic Meditation and Psychoanalysis; he co-edited Psychotherapy and Religion: Many paths, One Journey (2005: Jason Aronson.).
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Reflections from the Margin Chapter 3 Coming Home to Wholeness Chapter 4 From Nowhere to Now Here Chapter 5 Don't Remove Delusion Chapter 6 The Light of Faithful Awareness Chapter 7 Driven to Distraction Chapter 8 Through the Net Chapter 9 Cigarette Smoke & Incense Chapter 10 Oscillations Chapter 11 Staying Honest Chapter 12 Bringing Practice Home Chapter 13 A Transformational Moment