The Adler School of Professional Psychology announces the newly published works of three faculty members – Shaifali Sandhya, Ph.D., Stephen Kahn, Ph.D., and Thor M. Johansen, Psy.D. – applying the academic and clinical insights of professional psychology to contemporary issues of culture, religion and therapy.
(PRWEB) January 24, 2010 -- The Adler School of Professional Psychology is pleased to announce the newly published works of three faculty members – Shaifali Sandhya, Ph.D., Stephen Kahn, Ph.D., and Thor M. Johansen, Psy.D. – applying the academic and clinical insights of professional psychology to contemporary issues of culture, religion and therapy.
Dr. Shaifali Sandhya’s book, “Love Will Follow: Why the Indian Marriage is Burning,” published October 2009 by Random House India, is a first-of-its-kind clinical and cultural study of the lives of middle class married Indians, living in India and abroad. For the book, which explores the relationships between husbands and wives, Dr. Sandhya conducted 400 interviews with Indian couples about sex, love and marital issues. The book has been well received, and has garnered recognition in India Today Magazine, Air India’s in-flight magazine, and Asian Age Newspaper. Dr. Sandhya, a former Andrew Mellon Fellow at the University of Chicago, also facilitates discussion of her book on a dedicated Facebook group page.
In his book, “Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: An Individual Psychology Perspective,” fifth edition, published December 2009 by Springer Publishing Company, Dr. Thor M. Johansen provides methods and case examples as guidelines for applying Adlerian psychological practices to clients of each of the world’s major religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. He offers insight into the traditions, theories, and values of each religion, offering new possibilities for mental health professionals seeking to adapt traditional therapy and counseling to more fully understand and help clients with spiritual and psychological issues.
Dr. Stephen Kahn, director of the Adler School’s Clinical Hypnosis program, advocates for integration of hypnotic techniques with standard medical care in a book he co-authored, “Medical Hypnosis Primer: Clinical and Research Evidence,” published in 2010 by Routledge. The book explains the greatly misunderstood field of medical hypnosis and encourages mental healthcare practitioners to learn how to use hypnosis for a wide range of disorders. Dr. Kahn provides an overview of clinical and research evidence to support use of medical hypnosis in treating stress and anxiety issues.
“Our faculty publishing accomplishments enrich both the education of our students and the depth of our academic curriculum,” said Martha Casazza, Ed.D., vice president of the School’s Academic Affairs “They also help to broaden the relevance of socially responsible psychology as it is practiced locally, nationally and around the globe.” About the Authors:
- Dr. Sandhya is a core faculty member in the doctoral program of Clinical Psychology at the Adler School, she teaches culture, globalization, and social psychology. Her research interests include topics such as intimate relationships, culture, and leadership. Dr. Sandhya also is the director of CARE Family Consultation, a boutique relational consultancy firm specializing in issues related to fragile marriages and complex family matters in Delhi, India and Chicago.
- Dr. Johansen, an adjunct faculty member at the School, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, providing therapy in outpatient clinical settings, inpatient psychiatric settings, and college counseling centers. He has published several professional articles on misbehavior in children, psychotherapy, hypnosis, and religion.
- Dr. Kahn is a part-time program faculty member and coordinator of the Clinical Hypnosis Program at the School. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as Chair of the Clinical Practices Section at the Illinois Psychological Association.
More about the Adler School of Professional Psychology: The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a Scholar/Practitioner model for over 50 years. The School’s mission is to train socially responsible graduates who practice psychology throughout the world. The Adler School has ten graduate-level programs with approximately 900 students enrolled at the main campus in Chicago and a second campus in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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