Ties that Bind/Ties that Free: A Cross-Cultural Conversation between Buddhism and Modern Psychotherapy on Attachment, Mindfulness, and Self-Reflection (Mentalizing)
Harvey B. Aronson, Houston
Modern psychotherapy, in the space of my adult life-time, has gone from neither an accurate nor a useful understanding of Buddhist practice to wholesale adoption of “mindfulness” practice in the service of a host of legitimate therapeutic aims. Using Richard Shweder’s frame for crosscultural reflection, I will be looking at traditional Buddhist writings on maternal love and attachment, and contrast these with some modern research-based reflections on the child-mother attachment system—in particular its bidirectionality. Buddhist theory finds "attachment" (clinging/grasping) problematic, traditional Buddhist culture enshrines the loving connection
between a mother and her child and identifies it as love (metta). Western psychotherapy finds this loving connection an essential element of mental health, and calls it "attachment." I will explore and sort out to the extent possible, the diverse uses of "attachment" in both Buddhist translations and psychological literature. I will use these observations as a jumping-off point for briefly considering the traditional individualistic moral/spiritual and soteriological orientation of mindfulness practice, and contrast this with how "mindfulness" practice is currently being integrated into relational psychotherapy as a source for a sense of inner security, and as a basis for significantly enhancing our relational capacity. Overall, I see a remarkable trajectory of cultural importation, with "mindfulness" practice as now embodied in the West being an amazingly telling revelation of our cultural values. Psychotherapeutically, this practice is a behavioral tool with very valuable qualitative outcomes—a practice with roots going back twenty-five hundred years and whose flower, albeit a hybrid, is yet of benefit today.
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The aim of these DVDs is to improve mental health & well being and to tackle stigma associated with stress and mental health issues. People in the North Glasgow Area have played an integral part in these productions by sharing their own personal experience to help others who may find themselves in similar circumstances. Their stories are insightful and heartfelt and although they are locally based they have a universal appeal. Commissioned by North Glasgow Healthy Living Community and North Glasgow Stress Centres.
Medical School Clinical Psychology Internship Program discuss the role of interdisciplinary training in creating a workforce equipped to provided integrated care within patient centered medical homes.
Barbara Ann Cubic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) with joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She serves as the Co-Director of the EVMS Clinical Psychology Internship Program, Director of the EVMS Student Mental Health Program and Director of the EVMS Center for Cognitive Therapy. She is a Certified Cognitive Therapist and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and her clinical and research interests are in cognitive behavioral therapy, eating disorders, psychological aspects of bariatric surgery, and primary care psychology. She has been awarded multiple state and national funding grants. In 2002, she wrote one of the first funded HRSA Graduate Psychology Education grants and in 2007 received her second HRSA Graduate Psychology Education grant focused on training psychologists and primary care physicians to provide integrated care. In the last two years she has also received two substantial grants from the State of Virginia for Workforce Development. She also serves as the editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. In 2010 she was awarded the Cummings PSYCHE Prize by the American Psychological Foundations for her work in Integrated Care.
This webinar will present an overview of integrative medicine for mental health. A review of current research supporting the relationship between nutritional deficiencies and depression will be presented in addition to clinical cases. The current treatment model in psychiatry relies solely upon symptom-based recommendations for medication with little consideration for the biochemical individuality or the underlying biological mechanisms that may be contributing or causing symptoms. The current practice of medication selection is essentially a sophisticated trial-and-error guessing game. Even more concerning is research supporting the fact that medications are barely more effective than placebos in treating mild to moderate depression. The goal of the webinar is to help clinicians the underlying metabolic imbalances that may be related to the development of mood and anxiety disorders.