Psychotherapy and Buddhism

Toward an Integration

  • Jeffrey B. Rubin

Part of the Issues in the Practice of Psychology book series (IPPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 1-10
  3. Psychoanalytic and Buddhist History and Theory

    1. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 11-31
  4. Beyond Eurocentrism and Orientocentrism

    1. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 33-54
  5. Psychoanalytic and Buddhist Conceptions of Self

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 57-79
  6. Health and Illness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
  7. The Buddhist and Psychoanalytic Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 115-127
    3. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 129-143
    4. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 145-153
    5. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 155-188
    6. Jeffrey B. Rubin
      Pages 189-199
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-208

About this book


There is currently a burgeoning interest in the relationship between the Western psychotherapeutic and Buddhist meditative traditions among therapists, researchers, and spiritual seekers. Psychotherapy and Buddhism initiates a conversation between these two modern methods of achieving greater self-understanding and peace of mind. Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin explores how they might be combined to better serve patients in therapy and adherents to a spiritual way of life. He examines the strengths and limitations of each tradition through three contexts: the nature of self, conception of ideal health, and process of achieving optimal health. The volume features the first two cases of Buddhists in psychoanalytic treatment.


Buddhism Integration methods mind nature psychoanalysis Psychotherapeut psychotherapy Therapeut therapy treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey B. Rubin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Bedford HillsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7282-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7280-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-7346
  • Buy this book on publisher's site