oa Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology - Editorial
|© Publisher:||Phenomenology Research Group|
|Journal||Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology|
|Author||Christopher R. Stones|
|Publication Date||May 2014|
|Pages||1 - 2|
This first edition of 2014 comprises five papers plus the usual book review and, as in previous editions, the authorship is characterised by an international flavour with authors from Sweden, South Africa and the USA. The scholarly topics range from a philosophical engagement with the notion of the centrality of 'perception' rather than 'reflection' in the activity of skilful professional practice, through to the therapeutic use of imagery in supportive counselling contexts as well as the interesting notion that there is an appropriate and effective role in therapy for the therapist's experience to be made explicit within a client-centered context. There is also a paper arguing that creativity is not simply a matter of will and discipline but instead requires receptivity and openness and, moreover, that these elements should be the hallmarks of all good research, while the final paper is an exploration of the crucial intersection of culture and science in traditional medicine books.
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