Shared Wisdom

Shared Wisdom

by Pamela Cooper-White, Pamela Ooper-White
     
 

Understanding one's personal issues and emotional reactions- one's "countertransference"- has long been recognized as a core competency in ministry. Now new understandings of intersubjectivity, mutual influence, shared wisdom (both conscious and unconscious), and multicultural dynamics in the caring relationship are bringing promising new possibilities and challenges… See more details below

Overview

Understanding one's personal issues and emotional reactions- one's "countertransference"- has long been recognized as a core competency in ministry. Now new understandings of intersubjectivity, mutual influence, shared wisdom (both conscious and unconscious), and multicultural dynamics in the caring relationship are bringing promising new possibilities and challenges to pastoral practice.

Employing these insights, in this groundbreaking book Pamela Cooper-White offers a new relational paradigm for pastoral assessment and theological reflection. She uses the caregiver's own responses and feelings as a primary instrument for deepening discernment and better care. She innovatively combines postmodern, psychoanalytic, and theological perspectives with illuminating case studies to illustrate this new use of the self in pastoral care, counseling, and psychotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634544
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
256,218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Countertransference: A History of the Concept9
Ch. 2The History of Countertransference in Pastoral Care and Counseling26
Ch. 3The Relational Paradigm: Postmodern Concepts of Countertransference and Intersubjectivity35
Ch. 4The Relational Paradigm in Pastoral Assessment and Theological Reflection61
Ch. 5The Relational Paradigm in Pastoral Care86
Ch. 6The Relational Paradigm in Pastoral Psychotherapy131
Ch. 7Toward a Relational Theology: God-in-Relation181
Notes195
Index of Names235
Index of Subjects238

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