In my professional life I have been asked many times the simple
question: What is transpersonal psychology, counselling or psychotherapy?
The answer is straightforward: it is a broad transcultural theory of
human nature that posits that human beings are more than physical and
psychological beings, with some form of spirituality being a reasonable
bet. Oh, and by the way, it is also a discrete field of study that could be
conceived as having had about 40 years of academic recognition.
The aim of this volume is to focus on how counseling psychology fosters and
builds optimal human strength and well-being. Counseling psychology in some
form has always been a vital part of promoting good health and preventing
mental, physical, and social disorders. The chapters in this book show how
counseling psychology plays a major role in helping people make changes at
home, work, and in the community in ways that prevent disease risk and
strengthen personal and social resources.
After many years of practice as an analyst of adults and children, I
came to realize that my work was based on a principle of which
I was not consciously aware. Even though the feedback on the quality
of my work (from colleagues and the patients themselves)
was, on the whole, positive, I had had no more than a handful of
patients who saw me for more than five years.
Die Begriffe Aggression und Gewalt bzw. aggressives und gewalttätiges Verhalten
werden in der psychiatrischen Fachliteratur teilweise synonym benutzt,
eindeutige und allgemein akzeptierte Definitionen und Operationalisierungen
existieren für beide Begriffe bisher nicht. Das Wort Aggression/
Aggressivität leitet sich von dem lateinischen „aggredi“ ab mit der Bedeutung
herangehen, auf jemanden oder etwas zugehen, sich nähern. Später
wurde dieser Begriff auch mit feindseliger Bedeutung im Sinne eines offenen