Kalman Kaplan,Matthew Schwartz's Biblical Stories for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A PDF

By Kalman Kaplan,Matthew Schwartz

ISBN-10: 0789022125

ISBN-13: 9780789022127

ISBN-10: 0789022133

ISBN-13: 9780789022134

combine Biblical spirituality into psychotherapy and look at centuries-old solutions to fashionable mental questions!

The Joint Commision at the Accreditation of Hospitals now mandates taking religious tests of all sufferers. This booklet is dedicated to supporting therapists hire Biblical spirituality within the real therapy software. Biblical tales for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Sourcebook organizes the knowledge of the previous testomony into episodes which may make clear particular mental matters. From the universal to the vague, those tales will help us larger comprehend vanity, loyalty and responsibilities, determination making, temptation, anger, morality, quite a few problems, kin dynamics, aid structures, developmental concerns, restoration matters, getting older, suicidal habit, and extra.

From the authors: “As impressive and as penetrating as Freud's insights are, they're constrained within the feel that Freud relied seriously on Greek delusion and literature for his types and concepts. His view of guy used to be in lots of ways in which of the Greeks—a view that targeting the pathological underside of guy and at the bedrock of his developmental difficulties. The Greeks may perhaps by no means fairly shake the feel of doom, the foreboding and the fatalism that led such a lot of nice figures in Greek literature and in genuine existence Greek historical past to melancholy and, in a shocking variety of circumstances, to suicide. against this, the focal point of the Bible is way extra confident; melancholy could be effectively handled, and suicide is a tragic blunders that are supposed to be—and frequently can be—avoided. It encourages humans to pray and teaches that day by day human attempt has a goal and which means and that heroism isn't really a good or valuable target for guy to set for himself. The Bible bargains the desire of filling each second of human lifestyles with better that means and feeling.

“New ideas to psychological illnesses are consistently welcome. Ours is a brand new method, but a really previous one. We current tales that supply an enormous treasure of data and knowledge concerning the means humans imagine and act, and why they achieve this. The tales are drawn from the Hebrew Bible, a compendium whose most modern books are already twenty-four hundred or so years previous. but, via all these centuries, the fundamental tale of man's looking out and craving has replaced little. we will be aware of the mental which means of those narratives and what they let us know approximately how their characters handled demanding situations of relations, handicap, melancholy, and more.”

you are going to additionally locate details drawn from glossy medical study that parallels the Biblical narratives. The knowledge received from those historic tales is utilized to assist humans achieve self-understanding and care for their very own occasions this day. For psychotherapists, those Biblical starting place tales can be utilized as a foundation for integrating spirituality into psychotherapy. the tale of Moses, who overcame a speech challenge, should be utilized to the issues of a Midwestern university scholar, and the account of David and Goliath may also help a businessman triumph over his fears of “lack of macho.”

A small pattern of the Bible stories—and their scientific implications—that you will find during this quantity:

  • the root of vanity: Saul
  • the braveness to to migrate: Abraham
  • assuming accountability for one's self: Lot's spouse
  • targeting one's major target: Sarah and Hagar
  • facing commandments: Abraham and Isaac
  • facing temptations: Adam and Eve
  • drunkenness and disregard: Noah
  • reciprocity among generations: Naomi and Ruth
  • amoral intellectualism: Balaam
  • getting older: Ecclesiastes
  • facing incapacity: Moses and Aaron
  • abandonment: David
  • safe regression: Jonah

Biblical tales for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Sourcebook becomes a well-used reference on your professional/teaching assortment. those Biblical tales may be priceless to therapists, cle

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