The authors combine clinical psychology and spiritual direction to create a practical model of spirituality that integrates theology, psychology, and an understanding of individual frailties in a new way. Spiritual Wholeness draws on counseling experience with more than 400 clergy and pinpoints the human problems, traps, and temptations awaiting those who choose the clergy role. Clergy will learn to develop and maintain a psychologically healthy spirituality in relationships with others. Judicatory executives and therapists working with clergy will gain insight into addiction problems and how to help clergy move toward greater emotional and spiritual health.
Don Hands was born in Brooklyn,attended Regis High School and then joined the Jesuit Order for 9 years. He left before Ordination and got a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and found a new faith home in the Episcopal Church. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1979. He worked with impaired clergy of all faiths in a Wisconsin residential treatment center for 7 years, then worked for 17 years as a psychologist counseling inmates in the WI prison system, retiring in 2009 as Psychology Director. He lives in Milwaukee and is active as a Chaplain and college instructor.