Welcome to The Library of Professional Psychology (LPP)!

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.

That is why a comment section is appended to each article and why our doors are open for you to contribute your own work to our library. Please follow the guidelines for submitting one of your own documents to the library. Enjoy the collection, submit your articles or dissertation, and add comments.

William Bergquist
Curator

Studio Six: Marriage Story

Studio Six: Marriage Story

The sixth PSP/Adler Studio focused on a powerful and often disturbing portrait of two people struggling with their relationship—and eventually …

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Organizational Consultation XVIII:  Development (Part One)

Organizational Consultation XVIII: Development (Part One)

In an appreciative-oriented consulting process, attention must be paid to development of the human capital in the organization. The objective …

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Mindfulness: The Publications of Sunita Rai

Mindfulness: The Publications of Sunita Rai

Sunita Rai has been practicing mindfulness since 2009 and is a trained Mindfulness facilitator and coach. She has the unique ability to incorporate psychology and mindfulness into an integrated practice and uses this in her psychotherapy practices. She co-develops curriculums at Centre for Mindfulness.

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Organizational Consultation XVII  The Chartering Process (Part Two)

Organizational Consultation XVII The Chartering Process (Part Two)

The appreciative chartering process enables members of an organization to assess the range and implications of existing intentions, as well as discover new intentions that emerge naturally from, and in alignment with, existing intentions. Chartering is like appreciation. It focuses on both the past and future, while also being firmly grounded in present day realities.

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Studio Five: Hillbilly Elegy

Studio Five: Hillbilly Elegy

The fitth PSP/Adler Studio focused on a recent, award-winning movie–Hlllbellly Elegy–that is based on the reallife experiences of a young …

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The Word for World is Work: The Life of Women

The Word for World is Work: The Life of Women

Authors: Rosalind Sun Peng Lee and William Bergquist Illustrator: Dustin Markel This book concerns the world in which three different …

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A Handbook for Faculty Develoment: Volume Two

A Handbook for Faculty Develoment: Volume Two

Authors: William Bergquist and Steven Phillips The three volumes of A Handbook for Faculty Development are now legendary. They played …

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Who is Wounding the Healers: The Four Cultures of Health Care

Who is Wounding the Healers: The Four Cultures of Health Care

Those who are providing health care and those running health care organizations are themselves wounded. As a result, they can’t fully attend to the needs of those who seek their wisdom and assistance.

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Creating the Appreciative Organization

Creating the Appreciative Organization

This book is intended as one effort to expand the range of and deepen our understanding about the processes of appreciative inquiry.

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Organizational Consultation XVI  The Chartering Process: Part One

Organizational Consultation XVI The Chartering Process: Part One

There is an organization process that fully engages the three components of choosing, prizing and acting. It is called chartering. …

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