Zen and Psychotherapy: Presentation Outline

I. Zen and Psychotherapy: Integrating Traditional and Nontraditional Approaches

.....A. Introduction

..........1. Background

..........2. Goals

..........3. Definitions

...............a. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

...............b. Zen and the "Middle Path"

.....B. 10 Therapeutic Zen Principles

...........1. The Four Noble Truths

...........2. Six Basic Therapeutic Principles

.....C. The Role of Meditation in Zen

..........1. Zen and The Wheel

...............a. The "Right" Components

...............b. The "Right" Practice

..........2. Some Research on Meditation

.....D. Using Zen to Help Clients AND Clinicians

..........1. Zen for the Client

...............a. Basic Goal and Principle: Connecting (and Examples)

...............b. Liberation and Zen's "Ghosts" (and Examples)

..........2. Zen for the Clinician (and Examples)

.....E. Integration

..........1. Zen and the Scientific Approaches to Therapy

..........2. Zen and Psychotherapy Integration Research

...............a. Three Major Approaches

...............b. Zen and the Approaches

...............c. Beyond the Middle Path

..........3. Useful Zen Links

..........4. Discussion

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