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Parts Work


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The book, Parts Work, describes our inner psychological world with drawings which are moving, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous and often poignant. The book shows how we can disentangle ourselves from the problematic habitual patterns in which we get stuck, and offers ways of positively using our particular talents and style for a fuller life. Through practical examples as well as clinical illustrations, the book helps us to understand ourselves and others better.  


About the Author

Tom Holmes has a PhD in Counseling Psychology and is Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan University (WMU). He has been training graduate students in psychotherapy since 1985 and since 1996 he has been teaching in the Holistic Health Care Program at WMU. His specialty area is spirituality and the therapeutic process. Tom received training in IFS from Richard Schwartz (the developer of the IFS model) in the late 1980's and has been teaching, training and practicing IFS since that time.

In recent years his focus has been on burnout prevention: "Healing the Healer" and "Tuning the Heart of the Healer." His workshops integrate Western psychology with Buddhist psychology and the Sufi path of the heart as well as spiritual teachings from Christianity, Judaism, and Taoism.

In addition to his teaching at the University he has offered many seminars in the US and Europe on the integration of IFS and spirituality as a resource for therapist burnout prevention and the development of therapeutic conditions.

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Tom Holmes, PhD
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