An Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory, and Stress Management by Robert G. Santee (Paperback, 2007)
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- DescriptionAn Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory, and Stress Management, by Robert Santee, offers a global and integrative approach to counseling that incorporates multiple concepts and techniques from both eastern and western perspectives. The book identifies commonalities rather than the differences between them. The book also compares and contrasts the underlying cultural assumptions of western counseling with those of the various Chinese perspectives, specifically Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, relative to integrating and applying a more global approach to helping individuals functionally adapt to challenges in their environments. An Integrative Approach to Counseling will be used by faculty and students in those advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, or social work that cover such areas as introduction to counseling, counseling skills and techniques, counseling theories, multi-cultural awareness and counseling, and stress management.
- Author BiographyRobert Santee is a Full Professor of Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu, in Hawaii, where he is the Dean of Behavioral Sciences, the Director of the Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology Program, the Coordinator for the undergraduate Psychology program and the University Assessment Facilitator. He has been employed full-time at Chaminade University for 12 years. Dr. Santee has a PhD in Philosophy (general focus in Asian Philosophy, specific focus in Chinese Philosophy and a specialization in Daoism), a PhD in Educational Psychology (focus in assessment and psychometrics), a Masters in Counseling and Guidance (Community Counseling), a Masters in Philosophy (specialization in Daoism), and a Masters in Educational Foundations (focus on examining teaching methods of Kendo). Dr. Santee is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Dr. Santee has developed and teaches Daoist Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, Psychology of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Health and Stress Psychology, and Evolutionary Psychology in the undergraduate psychology department. He also has developed and teaches Introduction to Chinese Thought, Taoism (Daoism) and Confucianism for the religion department. At the graduate level, he teaches a class in Health, Stress Management and Counseling and a class in Cross-Cultural Counseling. Tai Ji Quan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan), and Qi Gong (Ch'i Kung) are incorporated in both graduate classes, all three religion classes, and three of the undergraduate classes. His examination of the relationship between Western counseling, Chinese thought, evolutionary theory/psychology, the stress response and stress management has resulted in writing and presenting papers at conferences in Taipei (Taiwan), Tiantai (China), Chengdu (China), and Honolulu, Hawaii. His exploration of the relationship between Western Counseling and Chinese thought has been guided by his training in Chinese martial arts. He is a student, practitioner, and teacher of Tai Ji Quan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan), and Qi Gong (Ch'i Kung). He is also a practitioner and student of Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang). Dr. Santee has worked full-time (16 years) as an operating room technician assisting in surgery and full-time (5 years) as a Psychological Examiner administering IQ, Achievement, and Personality tests.
- Author(s)Robert G. Santee
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication10/07/2007
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleMulticultural Aspects of Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 23
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSAGE Publications Inc
- Weight395 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine15 mm
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