Some reviews of:
PHILOSOPHY PRACTICE: ALTERNATIVE TO COUNSELING AND
Iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 49 July
International Journal of Philosophical Practice 1:1 (2001).
Petra von Morstein
“Shlomit Shuster’s book on philosophical practice is the clearest, most comprehensive and authentic work in the –as yet very small–body of contemporary literature on the subject that I have come accross so far”
Practical Philosophy 4, 1 (2001) 55-56.
Susan E. Wright
“Schuster is always thoughtful in her presentation of her own and other people’s ideas. I was struck by the breath of her reading, and where I had knowledge of her material, by the depth of her insights.”
Journal of the Society of Existential Analysis 12:1 (2001).
“The challenging and questioning nature of the material makes it a very useful book, not only for existential psychotherapists but for us all”
American Journal of Psychiatry
159 (2002): 1075-1076.
“Schuster’s book should be of great
interest to every humanistic psychologist.”
American Journal of Psychotherapy 54:2 (2000) 271-272.
R. Andrew Schultz-Ross
"All in all, the book is provocative, [and] interesting ....”
Israel Journal of Psychiatry 39, 1 (2002) 68-69.
“There is much to learn from this book.”
The Canberra Times, July 8, 2000
For all of the review: http://sites.google.com/site/thephilosophicalcounselingweb/sophons-short-reviewsl
“As a researcher in philosophy I
strongly recommend Schuster's book to
Philosophy Book Review, November 1999
Peter B. Raabe
“Schuster's book has two main parts. The first ... is a presentation of her theoretical views on philosophical counseling (which she prefers to call "philosophy practice"). The second part is an offering of eight case studies from her own practice at Center Sophon in Jerusalem, Israel -- cases meant to illustrate the views presented in part one. Chapter 3, an excellent examination of the historical foundations of philosophical counseling, is especially useful to anyone newly interested. For the novice philosophical practitioner, Chapter 4 and all of part two give a fascinating glimpse into the practical elements of offering philosophy outside an academic setting. Overall, the book is a rich source of useful insights and information for those interested in becoming philosophical counselors or better informed about this burgeoning field.
Theoretical differences aside, Schuster's book Philosophy Practice is easy to read, jargon free, and interesting; an excellent introduction to the field. In true philosophical fashion, she often questions her assumptions and arguments. The result is a book whose author comes across as genuinely open and truthful about her profession and her own approach to its practice”
“Schuster’s book can serve as a helpful introduction both to potential clients and also those who might want to try becoming philosophical counselors themselves”
See all of the review at http://mentalhelp.net/books/books.php?type=de&id=292