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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Stoicism as Philosophical Psychotherapy

English Psychotherapist Donald Robertson has written an interesting paper on the usefulness of Stoic concepts in Psychotherapy. His paper can be read by clicking the link HERE. Thanks to Steven Leysen on the International Stoic Forum for informing me (and the other members) of it!

3 Comments:

Anonymous David said...

I've stumbled across this connection myself recently in my own reading. What's most fascinating is the deep similarity between stoic phsychology and modern cognitive therapy (i.e. the kind that works!)

Given their perennial value and contemporary scientific acceptance, and given the contrasting harmfulness of the attitudes of modern popular culture... wouldn't it be wonderful if CBT-stoicism was taught in schools!?

7:11 AM  
Blogger DT Strain said...

Hey David - thanks for reading :)

Indeed, it also would be wonderful if philosophy in general were taught in elementary and high schools (at an age-appropriate level of course).

1:16 PM  
OpenID Donald said...

If you're interested in Stoicism and philosophy, and found my article useful, you might want to take a look at my new book on the same subject. I've set up this blog/website with a video interview, articles, reviews, etc.

The Philosophy of CBT
Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Regards,

Donald Robertson
http://philosophy-of-cbt.com/

2:05 AM  

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