treating severe mental disorders : LUSENET : Transpersonal Psychology/Consciousness : One Thread

I am inerested in pursuing a masters in transpersonal psych and I have one big concern that I can't seem to find much info on. that is, How do tp psychologists treat people with severe mental disorders especially people who may not have a concept of body, mind, spirit etc. Any info, leads, resources that you may have would be helpful. Thank you for your re

-- dawn (, June 24, 2000


Having had a major psychological disorder (D.I.D.) and been treated by a psychologist, I can only tell you how he treated me.

He taught me many things about the psyche and how it operates. He taught me about ego states. He used hypnosis to calm and cope. He used much of Carl Jung's methods with a little bit of cognitive thrown in. In my opinion, he used nearly every method of psychology around because different methods were better in different situations. Logic worked at times. At other times, simply being there worked. He used dream analysis and he used humanistic unconditional regard. He had been a therapist for about 25 years and he claimed he needed and used all of his experience and training.

Maybe this is not the answer you were looking for but I hope it helps

-- Julie (, September 21, 2000.

Subject: research/ treatment in an applied clinical problem from an spiritual/transpersonal perspective .

I am interested in getting topics of research in applied clinical problems integrating spiritual dimension or from a transpersonal perspective . How do tp psychologists apply their knowledge and skills to treat people with severe mental disorders . Thank you for your guidance.

-- yolanda barrera (, December 08, 2000.

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