`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a post modern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist

The Emotion-Processing Mind and the Science of Immunology

The Emotion-Processing Mind and the Science of Immunology

The emotion-processing mind and the science of immunology

The turn to immunology arose from the accumulation of evidence that the emotion-processing mind operates primarily according to the principles of universal Darwinism. Because the immune system is the most fully understood selectionistic human organ system (Burnet, 1959; Clark, 1995; Jerne, 1967) and since nature tends to conserve and repeat its designs, I reasoned that a deep understanding of the components and operations of this vital system might well help to illuminate the operations of the emotion-processing mind. I turn now to this part of my story.

Some Psychodynamic Considerations

As I began to read about the immune system and its armamentaria, an interesting question came into focus. The human mind is ...

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