The Strength of Self-Acceptance

Theory, Practice and Research

Editors: Bernard, Michael E. (Ed.)

  • Combines theories of personality with practical approaches
  • Includes a chapter by Steven Hayes
  • Includes a broad range of international scholars and multi-disciplinary contributions from theology, psychology, and counseling
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​ Self-acceptance is recognized in diverse schools of Christian and Eastern theology as well as in various schools of counseling and psychotherapy (e.g., Humanistic, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy) as a major contributor to mental health, life satisfaction and wellness. A review of the professional literature reveals there is no text that spells out how different theologies, theories of personality and approaches to counseling and therapy conceptualize self-acceptance and how this concept is interrelated to other aspects and constructs of spirituality and psychological functioning (e.g., flexibility, mindfulness). Additionally, the field of positive psychology, which studies the character strengths and virtues that help individuals to experience well-being and to flourish, has largely ignored the concept of self-acceptance.            

About the authors

Michael E. Bernard, Ph.D. is an international consultant to universities, educational authorities, organisations, and government as well as a Professor at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Education. He is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education, a program for promoting student social-emotional well-being and achievement that is being used in over 6,000 schools in Australia, New Zealand, England, and North America. After receiving his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he worked for 18 years in the College of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1983, he was appointed as Reader and Coordinator of the Master of Educational Psychology Program. From 1995-2005, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling, College of Education, at California State University, Long Beach. Professor Bernard has worked as a consultant school psychologist helping families and schools address the educational and mental health needs of school-age children. He has spent extensive time counselling children with emotional, behavioural, or academic difficulties. Professor Bernard is a co-founder of the Australian Institute for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and is the author of many books on REBT. For eight years, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. He is the author of over 50 books, 15 book chapters, and 30 journal articles in the area of children’s early childhood development, learning and social-emotional well-being, as well as parent education, teacher professional development, and school improvement.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Humanistic Psychology and Self-Acceptance

    Hoffman, Louis (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Self-Acceptance in Buddhism and Psychotherapy

    David, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Self-Acceptance and Christian Theology

    Nielsen, Stevan Lars (et al.)

    Pages 39-64

  • The Value of a Human Being

    Ellis, Albert

    Pages 65-72

  • Psychologically Flexible Self-Acceptance

    Jeffcoat, Tami (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Strength of Self-Acceptance
Book Subtitle
Theory, Practice and Research
Editors
  • Michael E. Bernard
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6806-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6806-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6805-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0143-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 288
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