And There Was No One There To Comfort Me

And There Was No One There To Comfort Me

by Gregory Popcak
     
 
What is the experience of Catholics seeking mental health treatment? Are Catholics well-served by the
Christian and secular counseling options offered by their Church or local community? What competencies do Catholics look for when seeking professional counseling? And finally, how does the experience of
Catholics seeking mental health counseling compare to

Overview

What is the experience of Catholics seeking mental health treatment? Are Catholics well-served by the
Christian and secular counseling options offered by their Church or local community? What competencies do Catholics look for when seeking professional counseling? And finally, how does the experience of
Catholics seeking mental health counseling compare to that of Protestants.

This provocative study suggests that religiously committed Catholics (over 20 million potential consumers of mental health services in the US) feel that they have no place to turn for help in their time of need. As compared to Protestants, who are generally satisfied with the options provided by their Churches and community, Catholics are not happy with generic Christian counseling services,
and often experience hostile reactions from secular counselors. Further, Catholics desire a host of counselor competencies that are distinct from their
Protestant counterparts. These differences are explored and recommendations are offered for addressing the needs of this underserved population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783838300634
Publisher:
OmniScriptum GmbH & Co. KG
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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