Perspectives of Clinical Parapsychology : An Introductory Reader

By Wim Kramer, Eberhard Bauer, and Gerd Hövelmann (eds.)

From the publisher: People are reporting apparently strange, unrealistic, paranormal emotions and experiences without showing the traditional signs of abnormal behaviour or any serious pathology. They confront the medical world, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and even family doctors with the problem of choosing the right way.  This book is primarily intended as an introduction and guide providing background knowledge on how to evaluate these experiences and how to deal with them in clinical, counselling, and social welfare settings.

The contents of this book are the outcome of a three-day conference where specialists exchanged their clinical experiences, scientific knowledge, and personal opinions on how to help people who are from paranormal or exceptional experiences within a professional setting. The aim of the conference was to inform each other on theoretical concepts and practical experiences rather than persuading each other of personal beliefs. As a result, every chapter of this book is a stand-alone contribution to the existing knowledge on this subject from a different perspective. Because of the truly extensive overview of the leading literature on this phenomenon, this book is a useful guide for everyone interested in the field of clinical parapsychology, and the concepts discussed can be directly applied in everyday practice.

Contents:

Preface - Wim H. Kramer, Eberhard Bauer and Gerd H. Hövelmann

Experiences with Psi Counselling in Holland - Wim H. Kramer

Lessons from a Case Study: An Annotated Narrative - Ian Tierney

Clinical Parapsychology: Its Relation to “Regular” Clinical Psychology - Franz Caspar

Explorations in Clinical Parapsychology - Maggie V. Eybrechts and Johan L.F. Gerding

Paranormal Beliefs and Experiences : Signs of Mental Health or Mental Disorder ? - Anneli Goulding

Clinical Parapsychology and Parapsychological Counselling in Psychiatric Practice - Giovanni Iannuzzo

Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Major Paranormal Experiences (MPE) - Djohar Si Ahmed

Group Therapy Approach to Exceptional Human Experiences: An Argentinean Experience - Alejandro Parra

Philosophical Counselling as Part of Clinical Parapsychology - Johan L.F. Gerding

A Counselling Approach to Extraordinary Experiences - Frauke Zahradnik and Walter von Lucadou

Are Spiritual and Transpersonal Aspects Important for Clinical Parapsychology? - Niko B. Kohls

Counselling at the IGPP - An Overview - Eberhard Bauer, Martina Belz, Wolfgang Fach, Ruth Fangmeier, Cäcilia Schupp-Ihle and Annette Wiedemer

Theoretical Reflections on Counselling and Therapy for Individuals Reporting ExE - Martina Belz and Wolfgang Fach

Clinical Aspects of Exceptional Human Experiences: A Working Bibliography - Gerd H. Hövelmann

 

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Perspectives of Clinical Parapsychology. Stichting Het Johan Borgman Fonds., 2012. ISBN: 978-90-818357-0-1

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