9780789011107

Shared Grace: Therapists and Clergy Working Together

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789011107

  • ISBN10:

    0789011107

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2000-07-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Learn how theology and psychology can work together to provide effective therapy! Shared Grace provides a framework within which mental health professionals and clergy can work together to provide people in need with appropriate psychological services and spiritual interventions. Breaking down the walls between psychology and religion, this guide offers you proven and tried methods and models from the authors'collaborative work. Comprehensive and intelligent, this vital book will help therapists incorporate a spiritual dimension to their sessions and give patients successful and effective services. Shared Grace is also a book about the healing power of love. It is the very personal, intense account of the authors' work to help a woman who suffered from dissociative identity disorder heal from the effects of her childhood abuse. Through this poignant story, you'll find that adding a spiritual dimension into psychotherapy brings increased richness and depth to the therapeutic process. Step-by-step practical suggestions for collaboration between therapist and clergy are included. Issues brought to light in Shared Grace include: transforming damaged and dysfunctional images of God the establishment of support systems within the religious community the use of guided imagery the creation of healthy rituals and ceremonies Shared Grace will help therapists and clergy alike and enable each to obtain the support, education, and training to make interdisciplinary collaboration successful.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Our Story: Beginnings
1(30)
Introduction
1(9)
Basic Terms
10(3)
Basic Clinical and Spiritual Premises
13(4)
Teresa's Story
17(4)
Our Collaboration Begins
21(10)
Healing the Effects of Severe Childhood Abuse
31(24)
Basic Assumptions About Therapy
33(10)
Effects of Severe Childhood Abuse
43(7)
Goals of Treatment
50(5)
The Benevolence Model
55(26)
God Is Love
61(3)
God Loves Us
64(1)
God's Love Is Unconditional
65(2)
God's Forgiveness Is Always Available to Us
67(7)
We Are Called to Love God, Ourselves, and Others
74(3)
We Were Created to Be in Relationship with One Another
77(4)
Implementation of The Benevolence Model I: Transforming Images and Experience
81(30)
Healing Images of God
83(16)
Transforming Experience
99(12)
Implementation of The Benevolence Model II: Healing Through Relationship
111(18)
Extending Divine Love into the World
113(5)
Holy Regard
118(4)
Transforming Power of Love
122(7)
Working Together: Guidelines for Therapist/Clergy Collaboration
129(22)
Types of Collaboration
130(3)
Benefits of Collaboration
133(3)
Guidelines for Therapists
136(5)
Guidelines for Clergy
141(3)
Overcoming Obstacles to Collaboration
144(7)
Establishment of Support Groups
151(14)
Benefits of the Support Group
152(5)
Guidelines for Establishing Support Groups
157(3)
Guidelines for Support Group Members
160(2)
Pitfalls to Avoid
162(3)
Healing Interventions
165(22)
Metaphors
166(1)
Imagery
167(11)
Stories and Parables
178(3)
Rituals and Ceremonies
181(6)
Therapists and Clergy Growing Together
187(8)
Steven
187(4)
Susan
191(1)
Marion
192(3)
Appendix A: Teresa's Personality Structure 195(2)
Appendix B: Resources for Therapists 197(4)
Appendix C: Resources for Clergy 201(4)
Appendix D: Resources for Support Group Members 205(2)
Appendix E: Resources for Survivors 207(2)
Appendix F: Resources for Guided Imagery 209(4)
References 213(6)
Index 219

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