9780814629673

Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church

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    9780814629673

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    0814629679

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: Liturgical Pr
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Summary

Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church provides an objective and authoritative account of psychosexual development in priests and key background information on the many sexual issues facing the Church today. It is a concise, comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource of the most current information needed to understand these sexual issues and controversies and make reasoned, responsible decisions.

Author Biography

Len Sperry is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and professor and coordinator of the doctoral program at Barry University.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xi
Part I: Essential Facts: Psychosexual Development
Chapter 1: Sex and Sexuality: Everything You Need to now
1(18)
Sex and Sexuality
3(1)
Sexual and Gender Development
4(3)
Intimacy and Sexuality
7(1)
Sexual and Gender Orientations
8(2)
Sexual Difficulties and Disorders
10(5)
Concluding Note
15(1)
References
16(3)
Chapter 2: The Process of Psychosexual Development
19(28)
Psychosexual Development Yesterday
20(2)
An Integrative Model of Psychosexual Development
22(1)
Some Basic Premises
23(3)
Predisposing Factors
26(4)
Factors and Dysfunction by Developmental Stage
30(8)
Psychosexual Development in Three Priests
38(4)
Inevitability or Choice?
42(3)
Concluding Note
45(1)
References
46(1)
Chapter 3: Sexuality, Intimacy, and Celibacy
47(16)
A Context for Thinking about Intimacy
48(2)
Types of Intimacy
50(2)
Levels and Styles of Intimacy
52(3)
Levels of Intimacy
52(1)
Styles of Intimacy
53(2)
Barriers to Intimacy
55(2)
Celibacy
57(1)
Stages of Celibacy
57(1)
Intimacy, Sexuality, Celibacy, and Spirituality
57(6)
Concluding Note
60(1)
References
60(3)
Part II: Essential Facts: Sexual Misconduct
Chapter 4: Determinants of Ministry Health and Sexual Misconduct
63(16)
Four Determinants
65(1)
Minister
65(2)
Organizational Dynamics
67(5)
Ministry Assignment
72(1)
Relational Dynamics
72(4)
Concluding Note
76(1)
References
76(3)
Chapter 5: Abusiveness and Sexual Misconduct
79(8)
Abusiveness in Ministry
81(2)
Abusive Behaviors
82(1)
Development of the Abusive Pattern
83(1)
Recognizing the Abusive Pattern
84(2)
The Cyclical Pattern
84(1)
The Psychopathic Pattern
85(1)
The Overcontrolled Pattern
85(1)
Dealing with the Abusive Pattern in Ministry Settings
86(1)
Concluding Note
86(1)
References
86(1)
Chapter 6: Narcissism, Sexuality, and Sexual Misconduct
87(16)
Narcissism and Sexual Misconduct
89(1)
Psychological Dynamics
90(5)
Religious and Spiritual Dynamics
95(1)
Sexual Dynamics
96(3)
Concluding Note
99(1)
References
100(3)
Chapter 7: Priest Sexual Misconduct with Children, Adolescents, and Adults 103(16)
Background Information and Considerations
106(1)
Disorder, Immorality, or Crime?
106(1)
Sexual Misconduct in Priests: A Vulnerability Model
107(2)
A Vulnerability Model: Abusiveness and Compulsivity
108(1)
Typology of Priests Engaging in Sexual Misconduct
109(5)
An Analysis of the Cases of Sexual Misconduct
114(2)
Concluding Note
116(1)
References
116(3)
Part III: Pressing Sexual Issues
Chapter 8: Selecting Suitable Candidates for the Priesthood
119(20)
Psychological Assessment in the Screening Process
120(1)
Assessment of Sexual History and Psychosexual Development
121(4)
Performed by Formation Personnel or Trained Clinician?
121(3)
Contents of the Psychosexual History
124(1)
An Integrative Approach to Assessment
125(10)
Assessment of Developmental Markers
125(10)
Patterns Indicative of Sexual Misconduct of Minors
135(2)
Concluding Note
137(1)
References
137(2)
Chapter 9: Homosexuality and the Priesthood
139(10)
Ideology
139(2)
Science
141(2)
Compassion
143(1)
Science and Ideology in the Homosexuality Debate
143(3)
Compassion and the Debate
146(1)
References
147(2)
Chapter 10: Decisions about Removing Priests from Active Ministry and Fitness for Ministry
149(20)
Decisions Regarding Removal from Ministry
151(6)
A Typology of Clergy Sexual Misconduct
151(1)
Criteria for Removing Priests from Active Ministry
152(3)
Some Guidelines for Utilizing the Criteria
155(2)
Application of the Criteria to the Case Examples
157(2)
Decisions Regarding Fitness for Ministry
159(2)
Three Ministry Examples
160(1)
Moral, Spiritual, and Psychological Ideals in Ministry
161(1)
Criteria for Ministry Fitness/Unfitness
162(3)
Ministry Impairment Compared to Unfitness for Ministry
165(1)
Ministry Examples Revisited
165(1)
Concluding Note
166(1)
References
167(2)
Chapter 11: Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Ministry
169(13)
Visionary Leadership in Ministry
170(1)
Types of Responses to the Sexual Misconduct Crisis
171(1)
Visionary Leadership and Preventing Sexual Misconduct
172(2)
Strategies for Prevention of Sexual Misconduct
174(6)
Deal Directly with Abusive Ministers
174(1)
Deal with Organizational Factors
175(1)
Select Healthy Candidates
175(2)
Modify Culture, Structure, and Strategy
177(1)
Evaluate Ministry Assignments and Reassignments
177(1)
Formulate and Implement Prevention-Oriented Policies
178(1)
Expect That Misconduct Will Be Reported
179(1)
Implement Post Treatment Monitoring
179(1)
Concluding Note
180(1)
References
180(2)
Index 182

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