Psychology from the Heart

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Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. holds his doctorate in clinical psychology and is licensed as a psychologist (PSY 13274) in the state of California. He completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology. Previous to his doctoral degree he earned an M.A. in religious studies, an M.S.E. in counseling, and an M.S. in clinical psychology. During the course of his clinical education he received training in Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnosis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His clinical experience encompasses crisis intervention; treatment for childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; trauma and PTSD evaluation and treatment; and treatment of psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Richmond has written and maintains a public-service website about the practice of clinical psychology; the website has no user fees or advertising.

Psychology from the Heart

The Spiritual Depth of Clinical Psychology

Authored by Raymond Lloyd Richmond Ph.D.

Texts that speak to the spiritual depth of life, collected from the writings of Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D.

Psychology has too often been preoccupied with the pursuit of happiness, and it has missed the point about helping individuals understand life and find a personally meaningful—and practical—sense of direction. Psychology itself cannot offer any meaning to life, but it can help individuals disentangle themselves from the snare of illusory social identifications that keep us trapped in spiritual blindness and pull us backwards into self-destruction. I can offer no “proof” of God, nor can I prove that spirituality is anything more than a figment of our imaginations. But look at it this way: If you value spirituality, what do you have to lose? Mediocrity. What do you have to gain? Everything.


Includes chapters on: Anger | Competition | Culture | Depression | Despair | Evil | Family | Fear | Forgiveness | Guilt | Hate | Healing | Honesty | Hope | Humility | Identity | Love | Mercy | Peace | Prayer | Pride | Romance and Eroticism | Self-sabotage | Sin | Sorrow | Spirituality | Spiritual Growth | Suffering | Suicide | Trauma | Trust | The Unconscious | Victimization

Publication Date:
1467907650 / 9781467907651
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Spirituality / General

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