Buddhist Psychology: Historical Sources and Contemporary Applications

Michelle Walsh, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and PhD Candidate in Buddhist Studies and Contemplative Science at University of Virginia, who is presently serving as the counselor at CLCS presented a talk on “Buddhist Psychology: Historical Sources and Contemporary Applications” on 11th September, 2019.


In this presentation, Michelle provided an overview of the historical origins of Buddhist psychology from the Abhidharma, as well as a brief look at how the teachings and understanding of mind have been integrated with modern approaches of psychology. She also reviewed the contemplative science
research, as well as the current applications of Buddhist psychology in the treatment of mental health and substance use.

Faculty members had a long discussion even after the presentation.


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