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The Library of Professional Psychology (LPP) is an internet based growing collection of documents focusing on the challenging practice of professional psychology.

Articles posted in this library range over many topics – from brief psycho-biographical essays that allow us to view moments in the lives of men and women from many different cultures, to extended analyses regarding complex personal, organizational, societal and cultural dynamics. Some of the articles offer practical suggestions and relevant insights while others encourage questions, inviting reflection and the opportunity to challenge established psychological principles and practices.

We hope that our library serves as a valuable, free, Internet-based source of information for you about professional psychology. LPP is an easily searchable database of trusted, high-caliber, peer-reviewed content. As the co-curators of this library, we are committed to making every article in The Library of Professional Psychology evocative of dialog. We are  offering in our collection of documents not only the cutting edge of psychological concepts but also a diversity of perspective that does justice to the global intellectual community in which we now live.

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Organizational Consultation XXX: Leadership and the Appreciative Perspective

Organizational Consultation XXX: Leadership and the Appreciative Perspective

The time has come to directly address the issue of appreciative leadership. Specifically, the time has come to focus on an important proposition: if a leader is appreciative in her own engagement with other members of the organization, then the task of implementing appreciative strategies is much less formidable.

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The New Johari Window #35: A Final View

The New Johari Window #35: A Final View

I offer Luft’s original statement about each principle. These principles have informed the New Johari Window. However, each of these principles has been expanded or revised as a result of the new analysis.

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Building the Bridge: Inter-Generational Generativity

Building the Bridge: Inter-Generational Generativity

We all know the benefits of a close and loving relationship between grandparents and their young grandchildren. What we often overlook, however; is the incredible richness and significance of these multi-generational relationships among adult grandchildren.We believe that these benefits accrue not just to grandparents, but also to the older men and women who choose to spend high quality time with young people.

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In Praise of Empathy

In Praise of Empathy

The communication of empathy with another provides a supportive context, even a healing aspect for both client and practitioner whether coach, consultant, or therapist. Two-way empathy supports a client’s self-validation and can encourage further self-exploration. As change agents, we are a thought partner who allows a client to move to deeper levels of self-exploration with our empathetic communication.

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Organizational Consultation XXX: Leadership and the Appreciative Perspective

Organizational Consultation XXX: Leadership and the Appreciative Perspective

We have now completed our journey around the Appreciative Triangle. We have ventured into the domains of information, intentions and …

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The New Johari Window #34 Alternative Johari Models II: Stabilized Interaction Model

The New Johari Window #34 Alternative Johari Models II: Stabilized Interaction Model

When I introduce the stabilized interaction model into our analysis of Quad Four dynamics, several interesting results occur. They all …

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Studio Ten: A Dangerous Method

Studio Ten: A Dangerous Method

This tenth studio built on a viewing of A Dangerous Method. This movie depicts the complex and boundary-shattering relationships between Carl Jung, fSigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein i(initially a patient of Jung and later a physician and psychoanalysts).

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The New Johari Window #33: Alternative Johari Models I. The Disjointed Model

The New Johari Window #33: Alternative Johari Models I. The Disjointed Model

The disjointed model highlights the dynamic interaction between Quad Four and it’s opposite quadrant, Quad One. While the original Johari Window requires that Quad Four material move through Quad Two or Quad Three before moving on to Quad One, the disjointed model allows for an immediate movement of Quad Four material into Quad One.

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The Nature and Function of Dreams I. An Overview

The Nature and Function of Dreams I. An Overview

hile many of Freud’s specific interpretations regarding which functions are being served, his portrayal of dreams as highly generative products of the human mind and heart seems to hold up with further study of dreams. We must marvel at the capacity of the dream to bring together and creatively integrate vast amounts of available information

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Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

In this essay I look specifically at the derailment into authoritarianism and at the multiple ways in which this derailment can be avoided—in favor of the construction and engagement of a wide variety of containers that enable the transformation to take place. It is in the identification of viable containers that we begin to find the pathway toward true freedom.

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