Depression and Hope: New Insights for Pastoral Counseling

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A no-nonsense guide to depression for pastoral counselors.
 

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Contents

Prologue
xi
A View of Depression
1
Depression on the Rise
2
The Depressed as Church Members
3
Characteristics of Depression
6
Causes of Depression
7
Major Depression
8
Characteristics of Depression
10
Interpersonal Interventions Strengthening Intimate Relationships
76
Relationships of the Depressed
77
Life with a Depressed Person
78
When a Family Suspects One of Its Members Is Depressed
79
Individual versus Couple and Family Counseling
81
Couple and Family Counseling
82
Communication
87
Problem Solving and Change
88

Grief
15
Depression and Grief
17
Alcohol and Depression
18
Melancholy and Spiritual Desolation
21
Accidie
23
Desolations
25
Anfechtungen
27
Discernment
29
Suicide and Depression
32
The Ministers Response to Suicide Risk
35
Family Life of the Depressed
39
Marriage and Depression
41
Gender Differences
42
Children and Adolescents
44
Framing Hope
47
Exceptions and Hope
48
Framing Hope
50
To Comprehend Is to Form Meaning
51
Retraining Hope
53
A Negative Frame of Experience
54
Indirect Reframing
55
Establishing Future Goals
56
HopeOriented Conversation
59
Strengths
60
Brief Pastoral Counseling of Depression A Fourfold Approach
64
Assessment of Depression
65
Depression and Other Disorders
67
How Clergy Think about Depression
68
Pastoral Conversation
69
The First Session
71
Counseling Methods
74
Physiological Interventions Prozac and Beyond
90
Physiological Vulnerability
91
Body Image
92
Illness and Medications
93
Hormones
94
Medications for Depression
95
Types of Antidepressant Medication
97
Pastoral Caregiving and Antidepressant Medications
100
Sleep Disturbances
103
Exercise
104
Cognitive Interventions Changing How People Think
106
Misinterpreting Experience
107
InformationProcessing Errors
109
Changing How the Depressed Think
111
Countering Rumination
113
Transforming How Depressives Think
117
Behavioral Interventions Shifting from Passive to Active Mode
128
Getting Active
129
Homework Tasks
130
Obstacles to Getting Active
132
Helpful Activities for the Depressed
134
Counseling Methods to Change Behavior
135
Prescribing Depression
139
Helping the Depressed to Do What Needs to Be Done
141
Epilogue
144
Spiritual Import
148
The Zung Scale
149
Bibliography
153
Index
161
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Howard W. Stone is Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Counseling at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University.

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