Critical Caring: A Feminist Model for Pastoral Psychology

Critical Caring: A Feminist Model for Pastoral Psychology

by Valerie M. DeMarinis, DeMarinis
     
 

Valerie DeMarinis persuasively argues that the use of religious beliefs, symbols, and rituals—as well as other resources of the community of faith—is crucial to the therapeutic encounter in pastoral psychotherapy. Balancing "careful judgment" and "appropriate concern," DeMarinis constructs a feminist methodology of critical caring. Synthesizing her

Overview

Valerie DeMarinis persuasively argues that the use of religious beliefs, symbols, and rituals—as well as other resources of the community of faith—is crucial to the therapeutic encounter in pastoral psychotherapy. Balancing "careful judgment" and "appropriate concern," DeMarinis constructs a feminist methodology of critical caring. Synthesizing her theoretical model from the fields of pastoral theology, feminist hermeneutics, and the psychology of religion, DeMarinis then demonstrates its clinical application using four case studies of women in different phases of the life cycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664220419
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Valerie M. DeMarinis is Professor of Religion and Psychology at Uppsala University in Sweden.

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