100935: The Psychology of Demonization

Promoting Acceptance and Reducing Conflict

About the Course:

Richly illustrated with 24 case stories, this book explores the disruptions within relationships of individuals and groups when negative or destructive qualities are attributed to others or forces within the self. The authors sum up this concept as “demonization” and explore its psychological impact throughout the book.

The book includes a foreword written by the Dalai Lama.

Publication Date:

2006 Edition

Author

Nahi Alon & Haim Omer

About the Author:

Nahi Alon is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Tel Aviv. He is the Co-Director of Psycho-Dharma, an institute devoted to Buddhist psychology. He also co-teaches a course on Buddhist Psychology at Tel Aviv University and supervises trainees in psychotherapy and hypnosis in various academic & professional settings.

Haim Omer is a Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University. He is the author or co-author of four earlier books and over 60 articles and chapters. He specializes in work with parents and teachers of violent, self-destructive children.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek to gain skills for promoting acceptance and reducing escalation, skills which are necessary for diminishing interpersonal suffering. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to define demonization and the implications that it has for themselves and their patients.

  2. Participants will be able to analyze and look critically at popular psychodemonic narratives, including that of repressed traumatic experiences.

  3. The course aims to give participants the ability to cite specific therapy examples from the book and summarize the author’s work.

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