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Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment

Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment

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In addition to presenting an essential overview of psychiatry in general, this book will help pastors to better serve people suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, reality impairment, or personality disorders. The book's format is designed specifically to help pastors grasp the principles of intervention in each of these disorders. Each of its five concise clinical chapters follows a four-part format that covers the duties and responsibilities of the clergyman as part of the holistic health care team, consisting of recognizing the disorder; assessing its severity; intervening in a crisis; and counseling in the recovery phase. Trinity Seminary Review says, "The case studies provide richly textured images that bring mental illnesses to life. The first chapters offer several examples under each category, which help to illustrate the range of ways that mental illness can manifest. Each chapter also offers some potentially useful tips for the role that a pastoral counselor can play in dealing with these illnesses. The authors have chosen to write this book using largely lay terms, seeking to avoid professional jargon. HELPFUL."

- Publisher Thomas L. Culbertson is Rector of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland.

- Publisher Take your rightful place on the holistic health care team, with the goal of restoring vitality of body, mind, and spirit to people suffering from emotional illness!

This book is designed to bring essential knowledge and skills to the religious professional who seeks to provide special ministry to the emotionally troubled. It provides a basic understanding of psychiatric illnesses, theory, and treatment modalities that is certain to enlarge the perspective of the pastoral worker.

In addition to an essential overview of psychiatry in general, Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment: A Guide for Pastoral Counselors will help you to better serve people suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, reality impairment, or personality disorders. The book's format is designed specifically to help pastors grasp the principles of intervention in each of these disorders. Each of its five concise clinical chapters follows a four-part format that covers the duties and responsibilities of the clergyman as part of the holistic health care team, consisting of:
  • recognizing the disorder
  • assessing its severity
  • intervening in a crisis
  • counseling in the recovery phase
In their experience, the authors have observed that severe emotional or psychiatric illnesses often involve spiritual sickness as well. Spiritual sickness is a complex concept that may take many forms depending on the type of emotional illness it accompanies. Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment: A Guide for Pastoral Counselors shows you what spiritual symptoms to look for when assessing someone in your care. For example, did you know that:
  • severe depressive illness could include the loss of faith, abandonment of hope, loss of a right relationship with God, or even self-hatred, guilt, despair, and self-annihilation
  • a psychotic reaction marked by loss of contact with reality might involve abnormal self-importance, grandiosity, fear, or stubbornly mistaken perceptions of reality
  • a problem with alcoholism might involve immoral behavior, irresponsible conduct, denial of the loss of control over liquor consumption, or abject guilt, shame, and self-hatred
  • personality disorders may bring on profound disturbances in social relationships, self-centered anger, impulsiveness, dishonesty, impurity, or distrust of others
  • people with anxiety disorders can lose their trust in God, develop obsessive fears and tensions, and become unable to turn things over to God's divine care
In Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment: A Guide for Pastoral Counselors, you'll find the information you need to make effective judgments and assessments about the people seeking your help. The book provides you with fascinating case studies that highlight symptoms and illness patterns as well as treatment options and techniques for coordinating pastoral counseling with the mental health team. You'll learn to recognize the spiritual symptoms of disease-negative, inappropriate, of self-defeating attitudes or behaviors-and to deal specifically with these manifestations of illness through pastoral intervention and counseling.

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In addition to presenting an essential overview of psychiatry in general, this book will help pastors to better serve people suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, reality impairment, or personality disorders. The book's format is designed specifically to help pastors grasp the principles of intervention in each of these disorders. Each of its five concise clinical chapters follows a four-part format that covers the duties and responsibilities of the clergyman as part of the holistic health care team, consisting of recognizing the disorder; assessing its severity; intervening in a crisis; and counseling in the recovery phase. Trinity Seminary Review says, "The case studies provide richly textured images that bring mental illnesses to life. The first chapters offer several examples under each category, which help to illustrate the range of ways that mental illness can manifest. Each chapter also offers some potentially useful tips for the role that a pastoral counselor can play in dealing with these illnesses. The authors have chosen to write this book using largely lay terms, seeking to avoid professional jargon. HELPFUL."
- Publisher

Thomas L. Culbertson is Rector of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Publisher

Take your rightful place on the holistic health care team, with the goal of restoring vitality of body, mind, and spirit to people suffering from emotional illness!

This book is designed to bring essential knowledge and skills to the religious professional who seeks to provide special ministry to the emotionally troubled. It provides a basic understanding of psychiatric illnesses, theory, and treatment modalities that is certain to enlarge the perspective of the pastoral worker.

In addition to an essential overview of psychiatry in general, Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment: A Guide for Pastoral Counselors will help you to better serve people suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, reality impairment, or personality disorders. The book's format is designed specifically to help pastors grasp the principles of intervention in each of these disorders. Each of its five concise clinical chapters follows a four-part format that covers the duties and responsibilities of the clergyman as part of the holistic health care team, consisting of:

  • recognizing the disorder
  • assessing its severity
  • intervening in a crisis
  • counseling in the recovery phase
In their experience, the authors have observed that severe emotional or psychiatric illnesses often involve spiritual sickness as well. Spiritual sickness is a complex concept that may take many forms depending on the type of emotional illness it accompanies. Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment: A Guide for Pastoral Counselors shows you what spiritual symptoms to look for when assessing someone in your care. For example, did you know that:
  • severe depressive illness could include the loss of faith, abandonment of hope, loss of a right relationship with God, or even self-hatred, guilt, despair, and self-annihilation
  • a psychotic reaction marked by loss of contact with reality might involve abnormal self-importance, grandiosity, fear, or stubbornly mistaken perceptions of reality
  • a problem with alcoholism might involve immoral behavior, irresponsible conduct, denial of the loss of control over liquor consumption, or abject guilt, shame, and self-hatred
  • personality disorders may bring on profound disturbances in social relationships, self-centered anger, impulsiveness, dishonesty, impurity, or distrust of others
  • people with anxiety disorders can lose their trust in God, develop obsessive fears and tensions, and become unable to turn things over to God's divine care
In Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatment: A Guide for Pastoral Counselors, you'll find the information you need to make effective judgments and assessments about the people seeking your help. The book provides you with fascinating case studies that highlight symptoms and illness patterns as well as treatment options and techniques for coordinating pastoral counseling with the mental health team. You'll learn to recognize the spiritual symptoms of disease-negative, inappropriate, of self-defeating attitudes or behaviors-and to deal specifically with these manifestations of illness through pastoral intervention and counseling.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Gregory Collins

Gregory Collins is a monk of Glenstal Abbey, Ireland.

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword Preface And Acknowledgments Introduction: The Function Of Pastoral Care In A Holistic Healing Approach Chapter 1. An Overview Of Psychiatry History Of Psychiatry Modern Psychiatric Treatment Chapter 2. The Depressed Person Overview Case Examples Recognition Assessment Of Severity Crisis Intervention Counseling In The Recovery Phase Chapter 3. The Anxious Person Overview Case Examples Recognition Assessment Of Severity Crisis Intervention Counseling In The Recovery Phase Chapter 4. The Chemically Dependent Person Overview Case Examples Recognition Assessment Of Severity Crisis Intervention Counseling In The Recovery Phase Chapter 5. The Person Experiencing Loss Of Contact With Reality Overview Toxic-metabolic Psychoses Depressive Psychoses Organic Psychoses Manic-depressive Psychosis Schizophrenia Chapter 6. The Person With A Personality Disorder Overview Immature Personality Seductive Personality Psychopathic Personality (antisocial Personality) Obsessive-compulsive Personality Dependent-inadequate Personality Epilogue References And Suggested Readings Index

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  • Catalogue Code 222477
  • Product Code 0789018802
  • EAN 9780789018809
  • Pages 150
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Haworth Press Inc
  • Publication Date Sep 2003
  • Sales Rank #22195
  • Dimensions 210 x 149 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.204kg

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