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Religion That Heals, Religion That Harms A Guide for Clinical Practice

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ISBN-10: 1606238892

ISBN-13: 9781606238899

Edition: 2010

Authors: James L. Griffith

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List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 274
Size: 6.34" wide x 8.98" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: When Religion Goes Bad: A Mental Health Problem?
A Map for Navigating the Terrain of Religion
What Sociobiology Explains about Destructive Uses of Religion
What Neurobiology Explains about Destructive Uses of Religion
Setting the Stage: Opening Dialogue about Religious Life
Locating Personal Spirituality through Existential Inquiry
When Religious Life Propels Suffering
Seeking a Parent in God: Clinical Problems from Insecure Attachments
Seeking Security within the Flock: Clinical Problems from Social Hierarchy, Peer Affiliation, and Reciprocal Altruism
Asserting Primacy of Personal Spirituality over Sociobiological Religion
The Religious Who Protect Only Their Own: Clinical Problems from Peer Affiliation, Kin Recognition, and Social Exchange
When Mental Illness Infiltrates Religious Life
Religion That Is a Voice for Mental Illness
Dark Nights and Exaltation: Religion Distorted by a Mood Distorder
Worlds Confused: Religion Disorganized by Psychosis
Fear and Dread: Religion Shrunken by an Anxiety Disorder
A Clinician's Stance
Finding a Place to Stand: Conversing with Religiously Determined Patients
References
Index