A Psychology of Human Dignity
Originally published in the Netherlands in 2011, this book is the result of a life's work devoted to developing the craft of psychotherapy in a way that leaves the therapist's and the client's own responsibilities intact and that stimulates a direct, open, and honest link with day-to-day reality.
From his deep commitment to raising the consciousness of both therapists and clients regarding the profound relevance of the larger world situation we find ourselves in (history), as well as one's own current stage of life, Ad Dekkers has spent the past thirty years developing a battery of detailed, yet flexible, psychotherapeutic exercises. These organically developed exercises, useful and stimulating for both the practitioner and the general reader, constitute the core of this book.
Although written with practicing psychotherapists in mind, anyone interested in the history of the twentieth century or the biographical stages of human life will be rewarded here with a singular and caring picture of the human experience in our time.
This book is a translation from Dutch of Psychotherapie van de menselijke waardigheid (Christofoor, 2011).
C O N T E N T S:
Foreword by William Bento, PhD
1. Perception, Memory, and More
2. Phases of Life: The Focus on Development
3. The Impact of History: The Generations as a Conduit
4. The Self-Aware “I”