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dc.contributor.authorLum, Ocean
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-12T18:42:12Z
dc.date.available2016-08-12T18:42:12Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/372
dc.description.abstractThe bridging of Buddhism with Western psychology is currently a popular area of research. In the west, the therapeutic alliance (TA) is a powerful predictor of therapeutic outcome and therapists can develop qualities that will enhance the TA. Since Buddhist practice (BP) deliberately aims to develop the qualities of compassion, wisdom, equanimity and presence, BP may provide valuable training in enhancing the qualities of a therapist that contribute to the TA. This research project examined how Buddhist Practice (BP) might influence the therapeutic alliance (TA). Three therapists who self-identified as Buddhist were interviewed in regards to their BP and the TA. The results indicate that Buddhist practice enhances the therapeutic alliance. Five themes emerged from the interviews: presence, self-awareness, view of client, aversion and silence/not knowing/ wisdom. The findings encourage further research to replicate and validate the responses.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectBuddhismen_US
dc.subjectInfluence of Buddhism on therapistsen_US
dc.titleThe Influence of Buddhist Practice on the Therapeutic Allianceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVictoriaen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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