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‘INQUIRING DEEPLY’: Mindful Awareness in Relational Psychotherapy

NOW AVAILABLE:  Mindfulness-Informed Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis:  INQUIRING DEEPLY (Routledge Press, 2017).

INQUIRING DEEPLY  provides a refreshing new look at the emerging field of Buddhist-informed psychotherapy.   It  blends the knowledge of contemporary psychoanalysis with the wisdom of Buddhist view, examining how mindfulness can be integrated into psychodynamic treatment as an aspect of self-reflection rather than as a cognitive behavioral technique or intervention.

INQUIRING DEEPLY explores how mindful awareness and systematic self-reflection can be used strategically in psychodynamic treatment to amplify and unpack psychological experience.  In so doing, it both clarifies important dimensions of psychotherapy and illuminates the role of ‘story-teller mind’ in the psychological world of lived experience.




Marjorie Schuman
Clinical Psychologist/Psychoanalyst
Santa Barbara, CA



Marjorie Schuman, PhD specializes in a mindfulness-informed, psychodynamic, and relational approach to psychotherapy which blends the knowledge of contemporary psychoanalysis with the wisdom of Buddhist psychology. Currently in private practice, Dr. Schuman also serves on the faculty of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.  She is a long-time practitioner of Buddhist Vipassana meditation and, in 1995, co-founded The Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy in Santa Monica.

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