Psychology for Pastoral Contexts : A Handbook Paperback
by Jessica Rose
This clear and accessible book offers a fresh perspective on the application of psychology in a wide range of pastoral activity.
It presents a model of pastoral care that is Eucharistic and incarnational - a form of participation in the community.
The book goes on to discuss the nature of the unconscious and three core areas in mental well-being: attachment, sexuality and loss.
It then addresses specific issues in mental health such as depression, addiction, psychotic breakdown and eating disorder, all within the context of pastoral relationships.
A final section explores the nature of betrayal and the meaning of forgiveness.
This is an informative and practical book, bringing together the insights of contemporary psychology with a theological understanding of pastoral contexts.
The many illustrations from personal experiences ground the theory in real-life situations.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 204 pages
- Publisher: SCM Press
- Publication Date: 30/04/2013
- Category: Christian life & practice
- ISBN: 9780334045526
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