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Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion Hardcover – March 18 2019

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  • Hardcover : 328 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1469648512
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1469648514
  • Publisher : The University of North Carolina Press (March 18 2019)
  • Product Dimensions : 15.6 x 2.22 x 23.4 cm
  • Item Weight : 676 g
  • Language: : English
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A valuable contribution to understanding both psychotherapy and Buddhism in America. It should be read by scholars in these fields as well as by anyone who wants a ground-up perspective on how people interpret what counts as 'religion' and what difference this makes for how they present themselves and interact with others.--Journal of the American Academy of Religion


An important, insightful, and timely contribution to understanding the ways that Buddhist practices have been adapted and transformed by the therapeutic community."—Robert H. Sharf, University of California, Berkeley

"Prescribing the Dharma may well go down as a classic in the field—Helderman has produced a work that provides a foundation, a conceptual frame, and sweeping coverage of how contemporary therapists have developed varying strategies for engaging Buddhism. I have been looking for such a book, and here it is."—William B. Parsons, Rice University

Bringing stories and tales from the field into his vivid book, Helderman intriguingly shows how psychotherapists have understood and incorporated aspects of Buddhism into their practices. Prescribing the Dharma will appeal to a wide range of readers both within and outside the academy."—Wendy Cadge, Brandeis University