Psychotherapy

Publication Title: 
Acta Psiquiátrica Y Psicológica De América Latina

This paper offers a picture of Greek views on madness and its therapy from Homer to Plato. In Homeric poems the main model of mental illness is that of a sort of possession of the sick man by a demon or divinity. This view is a common pattern in all primitive or archaic cultures. Correlative with it is a magic therapy, and both Illiad and Odyssey show several instances of treatments of mental diseases by conjuration and prayer.

Author(s): 
La Croce, E.
Publication Title: 
Psychological Reports

The importance of incorporating religious values into psychotherapy that is used in treating the mental health needs of Evangelical Christians was examined. Rationality and pathology were analyzed from an Evangelical Christian perspective. Guilt was seen as the primary psychological consequence of self-defeating behaviors. Evangelical Renewal Therapy was offered in response to the apparent need for a religious psychotherapy that would focus on the mental health needs of Evangelical Christians.

Author(s): 
Saucer, P. R.
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Psychotherapy

The history, theory, and practice of Transpersonal (or Spiritual) Psychotherapy are presented. The author describes his own evolution from a traditional psychoanalyst to a psychotherapist who uses the tools and wisdom from spiritual traditions to enhance traditional psychotherapy while, at the same time, improving the self system of the therapist. Dangers as well as benefits of the spiritual approach are outlined.

Author(s): 
Boorstein, S.
Publication Title: 
AIDS care

Between 1995 and 1997, 1,675 HIV-positive men and women using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were enrolled into the Bastyr University AIDS Research Center's Alternative Medicine Care Outcomes in AIDS (AMCOA) study. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the AMCOA study collected information on participant demographics, health status and use of conventional and CAM therapies.

Author(s): 
Standish, L. J.
Greene, K. B.
Bain, S.
Reeves, C.
Sanders, F.
Wines, R. C.
Turet, P.
Kim, J. G.
Calabrese, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychology and Theology

Although few guidelines exist, many therapists use prayer as a part of psychotherapy. The immense variance inherent in prayer behaviors and the paucity of literature on its use beckons the profession to develop a model for its use in therapy, examine the ethical implications for such use, and prepare guidelines for practice.

Author(s): 
Magaletta, P. R.
Brawer, P. A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychology and Theology

Although few guidelines exist, many therapists use prayer as a part of psychotherapy. The immense variance inherent in prayer behaviors and the paucity of literature on its use beckons the profession to develop a model for its use in therapy, examine the ethical implications for such use, and prepare guidelines for practice.

Author(s): 
Magaletta, P. R.
Brawer, P. A.
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

Using MEDLINE, (limited to the English language and the reference lists of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs), we assessed the impact of religion on health outcomes via systematic, critical review of the medical literature. All RCTs published from 1966 to 1999 and all non-RCTs published from 1996 to 1999 that assessed a relationship between religion and measurable health outcome were examined. We excluded studies dealing with non-religious spirituality, ethical issues, coping, well-being, or life satisfaction.

Author(s): 
Townsend, Mark
Kladder, Virginia
Ayele, Hana
Mulligan, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Author(s): 
La Torre, Mary Anne
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

Using MEDLINE, (limited to the English language and the reference lists of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs), we assessed the impact of religion on health outcomes via systematic, critical review of the medical literature. All RCTs published from 1966 to 1999 and all non-RCTs published from 1996 to 1999 that assessed a relationship between religion and measurable health outcome were examined. We excluded studies dealing with non-religious spirituality, ethical issues, coping, well-being, or life satisfaction.

Author(s): 
Townsend, Mark
Kladder, Virginia
Ayele, Hana
Mulligan, Thomas
Publication Title: 
The journal of pastoral care & counseling: JPCC

The author offers examples of supervision drawing on object relations therapy and Christian faith, doctrine, and life, designed to facilitate theological integration of pastoral identity and clinical practice in the training of U.S. Army Family Life Chaplains. Therapeutic and supervisory relationships are conceived of as dia-Logos encounters requiring the same degree of ascetical sobriety, presence, and vulnerability as prayer and worship.

Author(s): 
Muse, Stephen

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