Religion and Mental Health: Research and Clinical Applications

Religion and Mental Health: Research and Clinical Applications

by Harold G. Koenig

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ISBN-13: 9780128112823
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 691,730
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Harold Koenig completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, nursing school at San Joaquin Delta College, medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco, and geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and biostatistics training at Duke University Medical Center. He is on the faculty at Duke as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, People’s Republic of China. Dr. Koenig is Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center, and has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 500 scientific peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and nearly 50 books in print or preparation. His research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on dozens of national and international TV news programs, over a hundred national or international radio programs, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines. Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate (1998) and U.S. House of Representatives (2008) concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public health, and travels widely to give seminars and workshops on this topic. He is the recipient of the 2012 Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the 2013 Gary Collins Award from the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Past and the Present 1. Historical background 2. Religion and coping 3. Religion and negative emotions 4. Religion and positive emotions

Part II. Specific Religions and Mental Health 5. Protestant Christianity 6. Catholic Christianity 7. Judaism 8. Islam 9. Hinduism and Buddhism 10. Spiritual but not religious

Part III. Clinical Applications 11. Applications in clinical practice 12. Evidence-based religious psychotherapies 13. Conclusions and recommendations

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