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  • Genre:PSYCHOLOGY
  • SubGenre:Movements / Transpersonal
  • Language:English
  • Pages:435
  • eBook ISBN:9781543956009

Gurdjieff's Transformational Psychology

The Art of Compassionate Self-Study

by Russell Schreiber

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Overview
Dr. Russell Schreiber, clinical psychologist, has worked with the Gurdjieff system of inner development for over forty years. He explains, in depth, how modern psychology and Gurdjieff's Work enrich each other. Dr. Schreiber explores Gurdjieff's methods within a psychological framework useful for beginner and advanced student. Current psychological theory relevant to enhance Gurdjieff's system is presented. Emphasized throughout the book is the gradual development of self-compassion as the foundation of self-study and inner evolution. Practical exercises are given to facilitate the ability to experientially apply self-study in an objective and compassionate manner.
Description
Dr. Russell Schreiber, clinical psychologist, has worked with the Gurdjieff system of inner development for over forty years. He explains, in depth, how modern psychology and Gurdjieff's Work enrich each other. Dr. Schreiber explores Gurdjieff's methods within a psychological framework useful for beginner and advanced student. Current psychological theory relevant to enhance Gurdjieff's system is presented. Emphasized throughout the book is the gradual development of self-compassion as the foundation of self-study and inner evolution. Practical exercises are given to facilitate the ability to experientially apply self-study in an objective and compassionate manner. Some areas covered include: • Attention • Self-observation • Sensing • Development of Inner Life • Specific psychological traits as focus for self-study • Transformation of Negative Emotions • Advanced method of Participation • Compassion & Self-Compassion Dr. Schreiber is a practicing clinical psychologist in a community-based psychotherapy clinic in Northern California. As a staff psychologist, he supervises and trains psychologists and psychotherapists. He specializes in depth psychology and somatic psychotherapy. His recognition of the need for the development of self-compassion in his clients is emphasized in his clinical practice.
About the author
Dr. Russell Schreiber has been involved in the Gurdjieff work since 1968. He studied with Willem A. Nyland from 1968 till Mr. Nyland's death in 1975, and was active in the Nyland group until 1980. He met Annie Lou Staveley in 1982 and was in contact with her until her death in 1996, visiting her on a regular basis. He has led and worked in groups since the 1970s. He currently teaches and works with a group in northern California. Dr. Schreiber is a California Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic in northern California. As a staff psychologist, he supervises and trains psychologists and psychotherapists. He works with individuals who wish to unfold their full potential and who have either current or past material that is blocking them. To do this, many different psychotherapeutic modalities are useful and must be integrated in a manner that fits the unique needs of each person. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and depth psychology for individuals. He combines cognitive behavioral therapy, depth psychology and exposure therapy to treat social phobias. Dr. Schreiber focuses on treating the following disorders: depression, covert depression in men, life transitions, PTSD, bipolar disorder, dissociative disorders, social phobias and OCD. He is also certified in somatic psychotherapy. He has been involved in individual and group process to develop the deeper aspects of human potential for over 40 years and helps individuals achieve integration of mind, body, and spirit. Degrees granted as follows: B.A. Psychology, UC Berkeley, M.A. Counseling Psychology, Professional School of Psychology, Doctorate Clinical Psychology: Meridian University. Professional Licenses held: Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist.
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