Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy God's Play in Sacred Spaces

ISBN-10: 0789012014
ISBN-13: 9780789012012
Edition: 2001
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Description: Based on the theories of Bion, Klein, Winicott, Bollas, and Whitehead, A Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy: God's Play in Sacred Spaces is an in-depth examination of the intricate interplay of God, community, the individual, and the therapist in  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Based on the theories of Bion, Klein, Winicott, Bollas, and Whitehead, A Theology for Pastoral Psychotherapy: God's Play in Sacred Spaces is an in-depth examination of the intricate interplay of God, community, the individual, and the therapist in pastoral psychotherapy. Book jacket.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Basis in Faith
The Plan of the Book
The Context of Pastoral Psychotherapy
God and the World
The Marks of Healing
A World Flawed and Good
The Condition of Western Society
The Tension of Individual and Community
God Among the Influences
God's Play and Human Community
Communities Jewish and Christian
Communities and Their Faiths
Bion, the Self, and the Group
Community Distortion and Its Pain
Choices We Must Make
Our Gifts to the Community
God in the Creation of Selfhood
The Structure of Experience
The Transmission of Ego and Culture
The Role of Internal Space
Internalizing the Other
The Rearticulation of Self
The Problems in Our Growing
The Potential for Abuse
God's Obstacles: Sin and Evil
The Rupture of Community
The Pretense of Control
Preferred Sins of the Postmodern West
The Organization of Sinful Power
Evil's Invasion of the Self
The Entrenchment of Sin
Pastoral Psychotherapy as the Play of God
The Hope of Pastoral Psychotherapy
Beginnings of Liberation
Memory As an Opening for Grace
The Therapist's Contribution
The therapist and the Space
The Ground Rules and the Frame
The Context for Psychotherapy
The Hallowing of the Space
The Community Creates the Space
Hallowing Through the Therapist
The Client Hallows the Space
Sacred Play in Hallowed Spaces
Connection, the Container, and Reverie
The Thinker and the Thought
The Entry into Sabbathing
The Fertile Middle Phase
To Exploration and Action
Transference, Intersubjectivity, and the Holy Spirit
Countertransference As an Asset
The Classic Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
Transference, Countertransference, and Intersubjectivity
The Enabling of the Holy Spirit
The Spirit in the Therapy
Crisis, Participation, Communion
Therapist As Bearer of the Spirit: Psychotherapy and Christology
The Recent History of Christology
Jesus--How Unique and Unique How?
Therapist As Christ Figure: How and How Not
The Meaning of Our Daily Lives
Suffering--Messianic and Therapeutic
The Content of the Saving Claim
Money, Profession, and the State
The Play of God: Powerful Selves in Empowering Community
The Hallowed Space
Play
Bursts of Clarity
Birth into the Hallowed Space
Therapy As Liberating Multiplicity
Engaging the New World
The Messianic Task of Psychotherapy
The Self and the Community
Naming the Mystery
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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