Contact

Request Information

Please complete the form below, and an admissions advisor will contact you shortly.

800-696-5358

Apply Now

Take the next step to reaching your educational goal at JFK University. Start your application online for our undergraduate and graduate programs, including the PsyD program. Note: The College of Law has a separate application form and process which can be viewed here. Continuing Education registration information is available here.

Apply Now

Visit

Explore our programs and discover the personalized attention we offer by attending an open house or information session held at one of our convenient campuses or online. Take advantage of the opportunity talk with faculty one-on-one, meet students, get valuable financial aid information, and even sit in on a class afterwards.

Visit
Share

CEJ1053 The Shape of the Vessel: Applying Buddhist Principles to Western Clinical Practice

Course Description

Applicable Field: BBS, RN

 

Credit Hours: 10

As Westerners, our perceptions are filtered through the particular set of constructs assumed by our language and our culture. Examine the core teachings of Buddhism in the context of the paradoxical nature of human consciousness and the language and culture of Western psychotherapy. Explore how the combination of Western and Buddhist perspectives can enhance one's therapeutic approach and support work with clients.

Recommended reading: Buddhism without Beliefs, (1998), by Stephen Batchelor and The Feeling Buddha: A Buddhist Psychology of Character, Adversity & Passion, (2002), by David Brazier.