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Travel and Movement in Clinical Psychology, The World Outside the Clinic, by Miraj Desai

This book concerns clinical psychology, but it is most concerned with the world outside the clinic. That world—where culture, history, and economy are found—radically impacts the public’s mental health. However these worldly considerations often do not feature centrally in the science and practice of clinical psychology, a subfield of psychology seemingly dedicated to mental health. Desai offers a corrective by travelling out of the clinic and into the world, exploring ideas, movements, and thinkers that help broaden our approach to well-being, by situating it within its cultural, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The book aims to be an intercultural journey itself—encountering Buddhism, phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, Mahatma Gandhi, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along the way. Overall, the book positions pressing matters such as social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice as integral components of good mental health work. The book will be of interest to readers interested in cultural and community approaches to psychological science and practice
Table Of Contents
I. Clinical Psychology, Insularity, and the World outside the Clinic -- II. Travel and Movement in History: Frantz Fanon, Karen Horney, and Erich Fromm -- III. Travel and Movement as Science and Inquiry: Zen and Phenomenology -- IV. Travel and Movement in the World outside the Clinic: Gandhi and King -- V. Travel and Movement Reflections: Where We’ve Come -- VI. Travel and Movement as Practice: Rhythm, Movement, and Shaking the Foundations
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XV, 214 p.)
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