A Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person: Integration of Psychology and Mental Health Practice

A Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person: Integration of Psychology and Mental Health Practice

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Overview

A Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person integrates the insights of three wisdom traditions—the psychological sciences, philosophy, and theology—to provide a framework for understanding the person. The Meta-Model develops a more systematic, integrative, and non-reductionist vision of the person, marriage, family, and society than is found in any of these three disciplines alone. The Meta-Model is a unifying framework for the integration of already-existing personality theories and therapeutic models. In addition, it enhances assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning by addressing eleven essential dimensions of the person needed in mental health practice aimed at healing and flourishing. The book also explores how the Meta-Model framework can improve client care. Finally, it demonstrates how the Meta-Model assists mental health professionals to better understand how they can be faithful to their Christian identity as they serve all clients—Christians, persons from other faiths, and non-believers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733123594
Publisher: Institute for the Psychological Sciences Inc.
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 524,243
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Paul C. Vitz, Ph.D. is Senior Scholar and Professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, at Divine Mercy University. He is a co-founder of the IPS and has been an active part of it since its founding in 1999. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he majored in personality theory and experimental cognitive psychology. For many years he was Professor of Psychology at New York University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He also was a professor at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 2001. His primary areas of interest and research are personality theory and its integration with Catholic theology and philosophy; the nature and historical origin of human consciousness; the importance of fathers for the family; how men and women are equal in dignity but different and complementary; the psychology of atheism; the psychology of the virtues; identity; and hatred and forgiveness. He has recently returned to some of his early work in cognitive psychology, such as models of sequential pattern learning, and the study of perceptual images and their drawings.
William J. Nordling, Ph.D., is Professor and clinical supervisor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (School of Psychology) at Divine Mercy University. He is one of the co-founding faculty members of the IPS (DMU) and for eighteen years served as Chair of the Department and then as Academic Dean. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is licensed as a clinical psychologist. He also holds the credential of Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy. His areas of expertise include child, marriage, and family therapy, and he has conducted over two hundred training workshops and presentations in these areas. He is widely recognized as an expert in the area of play therapy, and is co-author of the award-winning textbook Child Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children. Prior to coming to the IPS in 1999, Dr. Nordling served as Clinic Director and Director of Certification Programs at the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE). Dr. Nordling currently holds training faculty appointments in a number of training institutes around the world, including NIRE, Play Therapy Australia, and Child PlayWorks (New Zealand). Dr. Nordling was a founding board member and served as president of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. He was a founding board member of the Maryland Association for Play Therapy. He also served on the board and as president of the national-level Association for Play Therapy.
Craig Steven Titus, S.T.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Integration at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences and Director of the Department of Integrative Studies at Divine Mercy University, where he has worked since 2002. He received his Doctorate of Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His areas of expertise include virtue theory and the psychology of virtue; the integration of psychological sciences, philosophy, and theology; the nature of the human person; practical reason and moral character; and marriage and family life. He previously worked at the University of Fribourg as Researcher, Instructor, Vice-Director of the St. Thomas Aquinas Institute for Theology and Culture, and Vice-Director of the Servais Pinckaers Archives.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

History and Acknowledgments

 

Part I. The Meta-Model of Integration

1. Introduction to a Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person for Mental Health Practice

William J. Nordling, Paul C. Vitz, and Craig Steven Titus

2. Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Premises for a Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person

Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz, William J. Nordling, and the DMU Group

 

Part II. Psychological Support

3. The Advantages That the Catholic Faith Provides for Development of an Integrated Meta-Model of the Person for Psychology and Mental Health Practice

Paul C. Vitz

4. Modern Personality Theories: A Critical Understanding of Personality from a Catholic Christian Perspective

Paul C. Vitz

5. Basic Psychological Support for the Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person

Paul C. Vitz

6. The Meta-Model and the Concept of the Person as an Integrated Laminate

Paul C. Vitz and Su Li Lee

 

Part III. Philosophical Support

7. The Methodology and Presuppositions of the Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person

Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz, and William J. Nordling

8. Personal Wholeness (Unity)

Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz, and William J. Nordling

9. Man and Woman

Christopher Gross, Lisa Klewicki, Paul C. Vitz, and Craig Steven Titus

10. Fulfilled Through Vocations

Craig Steven Titus, William J. Nordling, and Paul C. Vitz

11. Fulfilled in Virtue

Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz, William J. Nordling,Matthew R. McWhorter, and Christopher Gross

12. Interpersonally Relational

Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz, and William J. Nordling

13. Sensory-Perceptual-Cognitive

Matthew R. McWhorter, Paul C. Vitz, and Craig Steven Titus

14. Emotional

Christopher Gross, Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz,and William J. Nordling

15. Rational

Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz, and William J. Nordling

16. Volitional and Free

Craig Steven Titus, William J. Nordling, and Paul C. Vitz

Part IV. Theological Support

17. Created in the Image of God

Craig Steven Titus, Paul C. Vitz, and William J. Nordling

18. Fallen

Craig Steven Titus, Matthew R. McWhorter, and Christopher Gross

19. Redeemed

Matthew R. McWhorter and Craig Steven Titus

 

Part V. Theoretical and Clinical Applications of the Meta-Model

20. Principles for Training Catholic Christian Mental Health Professionals

William J. Nordling, Harvey Payne, and Craig Steven Titus

21. Case Conceptualization: The Catholic Christian Meta-Model

of the Person as a Framework

Su Li Lee and William J. Nordling

22. The Curative Factors of Group Psychotherapy

Philip Scrofani and Margaret Laracy

23. Contextualizing the DSM-5: Considerations for Enriching Psychodiagnosis

Philip Scrofani and G. Alexander Ross

24. Psychological Assessment

Frank J. Moncher and Philip Scrofani

25. Virtue in Mental Health Practice: A Comparative Case Study

Frank J. Moncher and Craig Steven Titus

26. Social Psychology 

G. Alexander Ross

List of Tables and Figures

Compilation of Abstracts

List of Volume Editors and Contributors

 

 

 

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