Madness: American Protestant Responses to Mental Illness Studies in Religion, Theology, and Disability

The protestant church, be tainted by association, reluctant to engage sufferers lest it, too, willingly abdicated care for people with a mental illness to secular professionals. While inattention formed the general rule, five historical exceptions to the pattern of benign neglect exemplify Protestant efforts to claim a distinctly Christian response.

Mental illness is not the church’s problem. All three claims are wrong. In madness, Heather H. By demonstrating the gravity of what appeared―and failed to appear―on clerical and congregational agendas, Vacek explores how Christians should navigate the ever-shifting lines of cultural authority as they care for those who suffer.

Those with emotional disabilities are shunned. Vacek chronicles protestant attempts to make theological sense of sickness Mather, to craft care as Christian vocation Rush, to reclaim religious authority Boisen, to advocate for the helpless Dix, and to plead for people with a mental illness Menninger. Vacek’s historical narrative forms the basis for her theological reflection about contemporary Christian care of people with a mental illness and Christian understanding of mental illness.

. Vacek traces the history of Protestant reactions to mental illness in America. A close examination of the lives and work of colonial clergyman Cotton Mather, Revolutionary era physician Benjamin Rush, nineteenth-century activist Dorothea Dix, pastor and patient Anton Boisen, and psychiatrist Karl Menninger maps both the range and the progression of attentive Protestant care.

The professionalization of medicine worked to restrict the sphere of Christian authority to the private and spiritual realms, consigning healing and care―both physical and mental―to secular, medical specialists.

Understanding Psychopathology: An Integral Exploration Merrill Counseling

In layperson’s terms the authors present the theories of etiology for each disorder from each perspective, examinations of the treatments for each, and real-world case studies to make the concepts clear. Readers get a solid understanding of the history of DSM-5 and why it alone is not enough to write a rich clinical picture of a client’s suffering.

Disorders covered include depression, eating disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder, Psychological trauma, Anxiety, Sexual Disorders, and Sleep Wake Disorders. Understanding psychopathology: an integral Exploration provides an up-to-date, comprehensive exploration of what we know about the causes of and treatments for mental disorders from physiological, honest, cultural, and social perspectives.


Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey With Depression and Faith

In this powerful book, Monica A. Only as she was able to face her illness was she able to live faithfully with bipolar. Coleman shares her life-long dance with trauma, depression, and the threat of death. Bipolar faith is both spiritual autobiography and a memoir of mental illness. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberating vision of God.

Coleman offers a rare account of how the modulated highs of bipolar II can lead to professional success, while hiding a depression that even her doctors rarely believed.

Integrating Spirituality and Religion into Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice

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ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Seventh Edition

In addition, complex case studies that arerepresentative of real-world practice, a new sectionon putting ethics into practice contains detailed, as well as small group activities to facilitatelearning and discussion. Chapters new to this edition explore value conflicts andthe issues surrounding social media and new technology.

Primary ethicalissues commonly encountered by counselors in their work are then presented inindividual chapters, with accompanying case studies. Absolutely required reading for all counselors, the seventh edition ofthis fully updated, and counselors-in-training, clinicians, top-selling text provides a detailedexamination of the newly revised ACA Code of Ethics.

Find out what is new in the 2014 code and whichsections have undergone the most significant revision toensure your understanding of and compliance with themost current ethical standards in the field. In this casebook, each individual standard of the newCode is provided with an illustrative case vignette, and a Study and Discussion Guideis presented at the beginning of each major section of the Code.

Topics addressed includeclient rights and informed consent, confidentiality, social justice and advocacy, working with multiple clients, boundary issues, counselor training and supervision, counselor competence, clientdanger to self or others, and the relationshipbetween law and ethics. Used book in Good Condition.


An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues

Test cases are also included. Used book in Good Condition. The purpose of the book is to indicate what is possible in Christian ethics, rather than to prescribe one way that it ought to be done. The six remaining chapters cover historical and contemporary developments in the three ways of thinking about moral choices: teleology, deontology, and areteology.

Lovin shows how these work together to shape the Christian stance. However, in addition, in our global context, Christian ethicists must now, compare and contrast various ethics. In the first three chapters, realism, he then shows how those ideas took shape in relation to other ways of thinking about ethics in the world of early Christianity and identifies four major variations: Synergy, Integrity, and Liberation.

A few years ago, the first distinction that ethicists drew was the line between Christian ethics and philosophical ethics. The aim is not to get readers to choose one among the Christian possibilities and use it exclusively, but use this introduction as a resource to arrive at their own ways of thinking about moral problems in order to act with integrity.

Christian ethics has become increasingly multivocal not only because of a plurality of faiths but also because of a plurality of Christianities. Beginning with five key ideas about God’s relationship to humanity and history, Dr.

Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

Consistent with dsm-5 diagnoses, this revised and expanded edition is thoroughly updated with new material throughout, including eight new chapters that cover bipolar disorderstrauma- and stressor-related disordersdementiacerebrovascular accidents stroketraumatic brain injurysuicidea holistic approach to recoverymental health and the church Used book in Good Condition.

Stanford presents insights into our physical and spiritual nature and discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Grace for the afflicted is written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives. Why has the church struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses? Each day men and women diagnosed with mental disorders are told they need to pray more and turn from their sin.

Mental illness is equated with demonic possession, weak faith, and generational sin. As both a church leader and a professor of psychology and behavioral sciences, Michael S. Describing common mental disorders, Stanford probes what science says and what the Bible says about each illness. Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill brothers and sisters damaged by well-meaning believers who respond to them out of fear or misinformation rather than grace.


Learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques 6th Edition

The sixth edition includes new sections highlighting issues of culture in research, challenges related to gender differences, and helping skills specific to children. Used book in Good Condition. The text is practical, innovative, and focused on the relationship between helper and client. Students and beginning counselors get step-by-step guidance for developing the skills and techniques they need to effectively help their clients.

This sixth edition of the best-selling learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques emphasizes the techniques and skills necessary to be effective in the art of helping, from basic building blocks to advanced therapeutic techniques. The author incorporates the latest research on effective treatments, while offering an integrative perspective.

The goal is to make beginning helpers become “reflective practitioners. Stop and reflect” sections, exercises, homework, class discussion topics, and Journal Starters support this approach. The author’s conversational tone is appealing to students, yet the book is carefully referenced for instructors.


Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go―these are some of the traits we associate with madness. It also looks at how insanity has haunted the imaginations of artists and writers and describes the profound influence it has had on the arts, painting, from drama, and the novel to drawing, opera, and sculpture.

Written by one of the world's preeminent historians of psychiatry, Madness in Civilization is a panoramic history of the human encounter with unreason. Madness in civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it. Beautifully illustrated throughout, madness in Civilization takes readers from antiquity to today, painting a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane.

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From the bible to sigmund freud, the book explores the manifestations and meanings of madness, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, its challenges and consequences, from the theory of humors to modern pharmacology, from exorcism to mesmerism, and our varied responses to it.

Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications

Psychology of personality: viewpoints, bandura, mischel, adler, Research, Allport, Erikson, Maslow, including Freud, and Applications introduces students to many important figures in the field, Horney, Jung, Cattell, and others. The 3rd edition reflects significant changes in the field but retains much of the information and special features that made it a textbook from which instructors found it easy to teach and students found it easy to learn.

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Resurrecting the Person: Friendship and the Care of People with Mental Health Problems

How will the church react to this suggestion? swinton suggests that the key to the effective pastoral care of individuals with severe mental illness lies not only within the realms of psychiatry, and pharmacological intervention, therapy, but in the rehumanization which is borne within the relationship of friendship.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Princeton University Press. In other words, how a mental illness is experienced has much to do with how it is socially constructed. In resurrecting the person, values, the real handicap experienced by individuals is imposed by the types of reactions, John Swinton argues that while mental illnesses are often biological and genetic in origin, and attitudes which are typical of contemporary western society.