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1st Edition

Psychotherapy and the Religiously Committed Patient

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ISBN 9780866563963
Published January 1, 1985 by Routledge
158 Pages

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Book Description

An enlightening book that discusses the positive and negative aspects of psychotherapeutic process with religiously commited patients. Indispensable reading for all therapists, teachers, and spiritually oriented professionals.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Psychotheology of Religious Commitment
  • Lost in the No-Man’s-Land Between Psyche and Soul
  • Assessing Religious Maturity
  • The Religious Patient’s Initial Encounter With Psychotherapy
  • Forgiveness: A Spiritual Psychotherapy
  • Change in the Client and in the Client’s God
  • Latent Theology: A Clinical Perspective on The Future of an Illusion
  • The Play of Illusion as an Opening to the Future of the Self: Reflections of a Religious Clinician Occasioned by Rereading The Future of an Illusion
  • The Spiritual Emergency Patient: Concept and Example
  • Formation Counseling
  • Confrontation and the Religious Beliefs of a Client
  • Metaphor and Therapy: Theory, Technique, and Practice of the Use of Religious Imagery in Therapy
  • The Psychotherapist and Religious Commitment
  • Dealing With Proceptive Countertransference-like Issues: The Factor of Psychotherapeutic Ideology
  • Psychotherapy as a Religious Process: A Historical Heritage
  • Initial Encounters of Religious and Priests With Psychotherapy

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