Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul

Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul

by Christopher C.H. Cook

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Spiritual issues still raise ethical and professional dilemmas in mental healthcare. This text use narrative excerpts and case illustrations to explore the importance and challenge of spirituality in clinical psychiatric practice and show how spiritual concerns can be included in a range of psychiatric treatment options.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909726451
Publisher: Royal College of Psychologists Publications
Publication date: 03/18/2016
Edition description: UK ed.
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

About the editors:
Professor Christopher C.H. Cook - Professor of Spirituality, Theology & Health, Durham University and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Andrew Powell - Former Consultant Psychotherapist at Warneford Hospital, Oxford and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford.
Professor Andrew Sims - Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. Narrative in psychiatry, theology and spirituality; 2. Spirituality and transcultural narratives; 3. Psychopathology and the clinical story; 4. Helping patients tell their story: narratives of body, mind and soul; 5. Gods lost and found: spiritual coping in clinical practice; 6. Stories of joy and sorrow: spirituality and affective disorder; 7. Stories of fear: spirituality and anxiety disorders; 8. Stories of transgression: narrative therapy with offenders; 9. Narratives of transformation in psychosis; 10. My story: a spiritual narrative; 11. God's story revealed in the human story; 12. Meaning without 'believing': attachment theory, mentalisation and the spiritual dimension of analytical psychotherapy; 13. Stories of living with loss: spirituality and ageing; 14. Beginnings and endings.

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