Astrology and psychology--and psychiatry*--are bonded together from the centuries of observing human behavior, whether or not it has been clinical or otherwise.
I have stated on this blog before and insist that the 21st century WILL see the inception of astrological principles in the field of counseling support. However, I foresee this MORE in the light of POSITIVE counseling rather than "there is something wrong with you."
Astrology can strengthen and encourage; it can provide guidance and uplifting goals; it can give structure and motivation.
The "scientific community" still needs to be convinced. I have no doubt of that--so Dr. Mitchell Gibson is here to present his perspective for anyone in the following fields:
This is from Amazon.com's synopsis. The book is available at Barnes & Noble as well as Llewellyn Publications.
"Designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, astrologers, and lay people alike, Signs of Mental Illness by Dr. Mitchell E. Gibson, M.D., is a breakthrough in the sciences of psychiatry and astrology that will help people with their mental health for this new millennium.
"The author is one of the most well known and highly respected medical doctors in the state of Arizona, where he maintains a successful private practice in psychiatry. Dr. Gibson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, and the American College of Forensic Examiners. Formerly, he was chief of staff at East Valley Camelback Hospital, as well as chief resident in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia."
With such an illustrious career, why has he written a book that uses astrology, a science that some people severely question? Because it can help people—and because it's the truth.
Numerous cases of famous people are highlighted in this book. All of the patients were diagnosed according to the DSM-IV, the gold standard of psychiatric diagnostic criteria. The diagnostic groups represented include major depression, anxiety, addictive disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
But just in case "the scientific community" needs more credentials: may I provide the following roster of mental health practitioners, physicians, and clinical counselors, and their respective schools:
Michael Mclay, M.A. (University of Iowa)
Bradley Kochunas, Ph.D., Ohio Department of Mental Health
Donna Cunningham, M.S.W., Columbia University
Maritha Pottenger, M.A., California School of Professional Psychology (Clinical)
Stephen Arroyo, M.A., California State University
Zipporah Dobyns, Ph.D., University of Chicago (Clinical)
Bernard Rosenblum, M.D. (Psychiatry), New York City
Gisele Terry, M.A., (Clinical), New York City/Los Angeles
Laurie A. Baum, M.S.W., C.S.W, Yeshiva University
Glenn Perry, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute (Clinical) and his accredited masters degree course:
*(Carl Jung, father of modern psychiatry)
Psychological astrology is both holistic and clinical: within it can be found opportunities for identifying needs by traditional schools: Erickson, Piaget, Jung, and Maslow, by using intuition and gut feelings & analysis, and inter/intrapersonal skills & counseling as the foundation.
(c) MDLOP8 2010