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Travel and Movement in Clinical Psychology

The World Outside the Clinic

Authors: Desai, Miraj

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  • Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Psychology/Mental Health category of the 2018 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest
  • Includes a Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs, economist and leading expert on the fight against poverty
  • Discusses how external factors such as racism, sexism, poverty and climate change impact mental health
  • Proposes a new way of practising clinical psychology through 'travel' and 'movement'
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About this book

This book concerns clinical psychology, but it is most concerned with the world outside the clinic. That world—where culture, history, and economy are found—radically impacts the public’s mental health. However these worldly considerations often do not feature centrally in the science and practice of clinical psychology, a subfield of psychology seemingly dedicated to mental health. Desai offers a corrective by travelling out of the clinic and into the world, exploring ideas, movements, and thinkers that help broaden our approach to well-being, by situating it within its cultural, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The book aims to be an intercultural journey itself—encountering Buddhism, phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, Mahatma Gandhi, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along the way. Featuring a Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs, the book positions pressing matters such as social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice as integral components of good mental health work. The book will be of interest to readers interested in cultural and community approaches to psychological science and practice.

About the authors

Miraj Desai is on the faculty at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health of the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, USA. At Yale, he is also a Resident Fellow of Pierson College, a Member of the South Asian Studies Council, and Affiliated Faculty in the Climate Change and Health Initiative. 

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“In this powerful and brilliant book, Miraj Desai leaves the comfortable, professional spaces of clinical psychology to reengage with a world where the intimate entanglement of suffering, survival, and success are laid bare and where personal and social justice are possible.” (Craig Steven Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Clinical Psychology, Insularity, and the World Outside the Clinic

    Pages 1-25

    Desai, Miraj

  • Travel and Movement in History: Frantz Fanon, Karen Horney, and Erich Fromm

    Pages 27-63

    Desai, Miraj

  • Travel and Movement as Science and Inquiry: Zen and Phenomenology

    Pages 65-96

    Desai, Miraj

  • Travel and Movement in the World Outside the Clinic: Gandhi and King

    Pages 97-152

    Desai, Miraj

  • Travel and Movement Reflections: Where We’ve Come

    Pages 153-158

    Desai, Miraj

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57174-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57173-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Travel and Movement in Clinical Psychology
Book Subtitle
The World Outside the Clinic
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57174-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57174-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57173-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 214
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