Psychology for Pastoral Contexts : A Handbook, Paperback Book

Psychology for Pastoral Contexts : A Handbook Paperback


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:
  • Category: Christian life & practice
  • ISBN: 9780334045526

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