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Instructor Info:Peter Gilford
Ryan Joo
Office Extension x5589
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Wednesday
02:30 PM - 05:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108
Description: One of the most interesting and exciting aspects of modern Buddhism is its recent integration into psychotherapeutic practice. Particularly, mindfulness meditation practice has been incorporated to create a number of new therapy treatments such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. It is not uncommon to find local Western Buddhist teachers trained in psychotherapy or counseling. In this class, we will critically examine how the relationship between the two fields has occurred. We will investigate the way it has influenced mental health practices with the intention of understanding in context the practice of both Buddhism and psychotherapy in our modern era.