Psychology and Buddhism From Individual to Global Community

  • Kathleen H. Dockett
  • G. Rita Dudley-Grant
  • C. Peter Bankart

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology Series book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. G. Rita Dudley-Grant, C. Peter Bankart, Kathleen H. Dockett
      Pages 1-10
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. C. Peter Bankart, Kathleen H. Dockett, G. Rita Dudley-Grant
      Pages 13-44
    3. C. Peter Bankart
      Pages 45-69
  4. Healing and Psychotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Alternatives in Psychotherapy

      1. Polly Young-Eisendrath
        Pages 125-138
      2. Belinda Siew Luan Khong
        Pages 139-159
      3. Richard P. Hayes
        Pages 161-170
  5. Empowerment, Responsibility, and the Challenges of Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Kathleen H. Dockett
      Pages 173-196
    3. Leonard A. Jason, John Moritsugu
      Pages 197-214
    4. Kathleen H. Dockett, Doris North-Schulte
      Pages 215-238
    5. Shuichi Yamamoto
      Pages 239-257
    6. David W. Chappell
      Pages 259-274
  6. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Global Impact

      1. G. Rita Dudley-Grant, C. Peter Bankart, Kathleen H. Dockett
        Pages 277-286
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 287-308

About this book


Psychology and Buddhism are each concerned with understanding and transforming human behavior. Moreover, both traditions have relevance that extends beyond the individual to the community and global level. Indeed some Buddhist traditions, such as the Nichiren sect, have devoted their entire mission to the establishment of peace worldwide. This book advances a serious consideration of how the goals and practices of psychology can be informed and enriched by Buddhist traditions that transcend the individual to consider the interconnectedness of all things, and the responsibility we have towards the other. Individualistic and psychotherapeutic applications of Buddhism in psychology are examined, followed by a bold step into the community arena, with consideration given to the intersection between community psychology and Buddhist approaches to empowerment, social change, and prevention. The emerging perspective of individuals and communities, empowered and ready to engage the millennium, ultimately has global implications for the future of humankind. Psychology and Buddhism envisions how future integration and collaboration between psychology and Buddhism have the potential to transform the way human beings understand and interact with one another on a global scale.


Buddha Buddhism Community Psychology Psychotherapeut psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen H. Dockett
    • 1
  • G. Rita Dudley-Grant
    • 2
  • C. Peter Bankart
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the District of ColumbiaWashington, D.C
  2. 2.Virgin Islands Behavioral SciencesSt. Croix
  3. 3.Wabash CollegeCrawfordsville

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47412-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47937-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0455
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