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Classic Morita Therapy: Advancing Consciousness in Psychotherapy

Peg LeVine [1], Clinical Psychologist, Medical Anthropologist, and Associate Professor, Centre for Advanced Genocide Studies (Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles); University of Melbourne                                                          Abstract This article chronicles “peripheral consciousness” and therapy developed by Japanese …

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Classic Morita Therapy: Advancing Consciousness in Psychotherapy

    Return to Journal Articles Peg LeVine, Clinical Psychologist, Medical Anthropologist, and Associate Professor, Centre for Advanced Genocide Studies (Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles); University of Melbourne       Introduction In the early 1900s, Japanese psychiatrist Shōma Morita, MD (1874-1938) developed a sequential approach to therapy that emerged from his theory of consciousness.[1] Outside psychoanalytic studies, Morita’s portrayal …

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