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T. Byram Karasu, M.D. ...
T. Byram Karasu, M.D. T. Byram Karasu, M.D. completed his psychiatric residency at Yale University.He is presently Silverman Professor and the University Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Montefiore Medical Center.The author or editor of thirteen books, author or co-author of more than 100 papers, editorial board member of nine journals, Dr. Karasu currently is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).He
is Sigmund Freud Laureate, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the APA's Presidential Commendation.
From 1979-1982, Dr. Karasu
chaired the APA's Commission on Psychiatric Therapies
, which produced a critical review of psychosocial and somatic therapies.In 1981, Dr. Karasu was appointed chairman of another national task force comprised of over 400 scholars, researchers, and clinicians with the goal of producing a seminal document describing the treatment of each psychiatric disorder.
This four-volume report, "Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders," published in May 1989, has been praised as being: " ... twenty-five years ahead of its time," Atlantic Monthly
and "the best psychiatric book ever," Contemporary Psychiatry.
In addition, from 1991-1993, Dr. Karasu
chaired the APA's
Work Group on Major Depressive Disorders, and in April 1993, it's findings were published in "Practice Guideline for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults."
..."Karasu, [is] a master clinician and educator" writes Robert Michels, M.D., Dean of Cornell University Medical College; "the profession," he says, "owes him a debt for sharing this wisdom with us."
..."Dr. Karasu has fashioned a detailed and illuminating map ... that will serve as an invaluable guide for clinicians and investigators alike."
book, "The Psychotherapist's Interventions: Integrating Psychodynamic Perspectives in Clinical Practice" was hailed as:
book, "The Psychotherapist as Healer" is reviewed as:
"What a brave book!Dr. Karasu
confronts one of the most difficult and central issues in psychotherapy - and whether the therapist should wear the guru's mantle.
latest book, "The Art of Serenity" is praised by:
In addition to being a prolific writer, Dr. Karasu
has been a visiting professor, scholar, and titled lecturer at many academic institutions, including: Hamilton Ford Lecturer at the Titus Harris Society; Harvard Bicentennial Lecturer at McLean Hospital; Hincks Memorial Lecturer at McMaster University; Ralph M. Patterson Memorial Lecturer at Ohio State University; Frederick L. Weninger Lectureship at the University of Pittsburgh; twice Royal College Speaker at the Mount Sinai Hospital
, University of Toronto; Winkelman Lecture at the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center; Frank O. Shobe Lecturer at Washington University; Nolan D.C.
Ride Of Your Life Interview with Dr. Byram Karasu â€“ Psychology and God - Ride of Your Life
Ride Of Your Life Interview with Dr. Byram Karasu - Psychology and God
Dr. Byram Karasu is the chairman of the Behavioral Sciences Department at the Albert Einstein Institute in New York, and Chief Psychiatrist at the Montefiore Medical Center.
decades of research and interaction with people carrying different kinds of emotional and mental burden has led him to a simple conclusion: that it is only by striving to be godly and living a spiritual life that one can be truly happy.
established a new and fascinating branch of behavioral sciences research and practice called Spiritual Psychotherapy.
has also taken his
new message beyond the psychology and psychiatry community to reach the general public with a series of best-selling books.
The Spirit of Happiness
Modern science and medicine have already accepted the unity of mind and body.
Primary physicians talk with their patients about emotional stress, and psychologists and coaches talk with their clients about nutrition and exercise.
However, in the triad of mind-body-spirit, spirituality is yet to become a part of the science and practice of modern medicine.
work makes the leap into spirituality from a scientific perspective.
books talk about God explicitly and propose a path towards inner peace and happiness.
The underlying values and ideas overlap with some concepts of positive psychology, and with the different religious traditions: kindness, generosity, and above all - love.
However, unlike some of the fields of research that only flirt with religion, Dr. Karasu's
work forms a unique marriage between scientific method and the leap of faith into believing in the divine.
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No matter how many self-help books we read, workshops we attend, spiritual endeavors we pursue; no matter how often we cuddle our inner child or redesign our outer adult, many people keep returning to a gnawing angst and vague unhappiness, according to T. Byram Karasu
, author of The Art of Serenity. one of the problems is that many of us define happiness in paradisiacal, childish terms, causing us to feel like we're missing out."Happiness in adulthood, however, requires realism, reciprocity, and coming to terms with one's mortality," he
writes.And, of course, it requires us to cultivate the art of serenity.Like M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled, Karasu brings a psychological background to the area of spiritual growth. (Karasu is the chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as the editor in chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy.) Sometimes blending spirituality and psychology muddies the waters, but Karasu has a solid understanding of how the two worlds intersect and has created an outstanding and completely accessible guide to lasting inner happiness.
The door of joyful serenity can only be opened by a "combination key involving both soul and spirit," he
explains.And it all culminates in the love of God.Using real-life cases from his
psychotherapy practice, Karasu
illustrates how the principles of soul work and spirit work are applied to daily lives.From lovers' jealousy to workplace angst, from friendships to solitude, Karasu
offers original, lasting advice and insights.
Drawing on, among many other traditions and influences, folktales, mythology, Eastern philosophy, Sufi poetry and Judeo-Christian theology, Karasu
, a scholar, lecturer and the editor in chief of American Journal of Psychotherapy
, fashions a spiritual guide to help suffering people find genuine happiness and "an extraordinary and permanent joyful serenity."His
message is a simple one: such serenity comes from loving others, loving one's work and belonging to a community, and from being able to believe in unity, the sacred, and the possibility of transformation.These feelings find their ultimate meaning and inspiration, he
says, in "believing in and loving God."Moving through these themes in compassionate chapters full of anecdotes, literary references and stories from his
own patients, Karasu
shows how they resolved their issues and learned to live with joy.
In this brilliantly written work, Dr. T. Byram Karasu
addresses these questions, guiding us on a remarkable journey exploring the deepest yearnings of the human heart....The Art of Serenity is profound, absorbing, and insightful, written for those seeking a more soulful and spiritual existence.
About the AuthorT. Byram Karasu, M.D., Silverman Professor and the University Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Psychiatrist-in-Chief of Montefiore Medical Center, is the author or editor of twelve books, including the seminal Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders.He is currently the editor in chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.Dr. Karasu
is a scholar, renowned clinician, teacher, and lecturer, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychiatric Association
's Presidential Commendation.He
lives in New York City and Westport, Connecticut.
profound and accessible work, The Art of Serenity: The Path to a Joyful Life in the Best and Worst of Times, Dr. T. Byram Karasu
offers us the key to an extraordinary state of mind -- authentic, soulful happiness -- in the face of everything our life has to offer and take away.The door to this state of mind is opened by a combination of soul and spirit.It involves the soul through the love of others, love of work, and the love of community.It involves the spirit through belief in the sacred and belief in transformation.It culminates in the love of and belief in God.Brilliantly synthesizing psychology and spirituality, Dr. Karasu
will guide you to explore the deepest yearnings of your heart.
T. Byram Karasu, ...
T. Byram Karasu, M.D.
Simon & Schuster, 2002
T. Byram Karasu, M.D., is Silverman Professor and University Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Montefiore Medical Center, and editor or author of 12 books including Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders.
He is currently the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy.
profound and accessible work, "The Art of Serenity: The Path to a Joyful Life in the Best and Worst of Times, " Dr. T. Byram Karasu
offers us the key to an extraordinary state of mind -- authentic, soulful happiness -- in the face of everything our life has to offer and take away.
The door to this state of mind is opened by a combination of soul and spirit.
It involves the soul through the love of others, love of work, and the love of community.
It involves the spirit through belief in the sacred and belief in transformation.
It culminates in the love of and belief in God.
Brilliantly synthesizing psychology and spirituality, Dr. Karasu
will guide you to explore the deepest yearnings of your heart.
Drawing on folktales, mythology, Eastern philosophy, Sufi poetry and Judeo-Christian theology, Dr. Karasu
shows how to help suffering people find genuine happiness and 'an extraordinary and permanent joyful serenity.' His
message is a simple one: such serenity comes from loving others, loving one's work and belonging to a community, and from being able to believe in unity, the sacred, and the possibility of transformation.
"Don't say, "There's no reason for ...
"Don't say, "There's no reason for you to be depressed," " says T. Byram Karasu, MD, chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
" Just be there.
It's tempting to try to talk a loved one out of his or her feelings of sadness and despair, but it's more important to show your support.
Just being present sends the message that you care.
" Be alert to worsening symptoms.
"If the depressed person is sleeping longer or continues to lose weight for more than three weeks, he or she may need to be hospitalized," says Dr. Karasu.
Watch for self-destructive behaviors, such as drinking too much alcohol or accumulating a large number of tranquilizers or other drugs that could be used in a suicide attempt.
"Don't be afraid to ask a person if he or she is considering suicide," he adds.