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Author Griffith, James L., 1950-

Title Religion that heals, religion that harms : a guide for clinical practice / James L. Griffith

Publ Info New York ; London : Guilford Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  RC455.4.R4 G76 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-266) and index
Contents What sociobiology explains about destructive uses of religion -- What neurobiology explains about destructive uses of religion -- Setting the stage: opening dialogue about religious life -- Locating personal spirituality through existential inquiry -- Seeking a parent in God: clinical problems from insecure attachments -- Seeking security within the flock: clinical problems from social hierarchy, peer affiliation, and reciprocal altruism -- Asserting primacy of personal spirituality over sociobiological religion -- The religious who protect only their own: clinical problems from peer affiliation, kin recognition, and social exchange -- Religion that is a voice for mental illness -- Dark nights and exaltation: religion distorted by a mood disorder -- Worlds confused: religion disorganized by psychosis -- Fear and dread: religion shrunken by an anxiety disorder -- Finding a place to stand: conversing with religiously determined patients
LC subject Mental illness -- Religious aspects
Mentally ill -- Religious life
Psychology, Religious
Mesh Subject Psychotherapy -- methods
Religion and Psychology
Mental Disorders -- psychology
Mental Disorders -- therapy
Professional-Patient Relations
ISBN 9781606238899 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1606238892 (hardcover : alk. paper)