The Reconciled Life: A Critical Theory of Counseling

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Psychology - 267 pages
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Using a method of critical correlation, the author recommends an interaction between clinical psychology and liberal theology which preserves their unique sources, methodologies, and content, while engaging in a mutually enriching dialogue. This work illustrates a constructive interaction between these disciplines by applying the concept of reconciliation derived from the Judeo-Christian tradition as a foundation for a normative and empirical theory of psychotherapy. Linguistic and phenomenological analyses of the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and conative dimensions provide an understanding of the experience of reconciliation compatible with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theoretical Reconciliation of Psychology and Theology
29
Methodological Reconciliation and Formal Aspects
53
The Meaning of Reconciliation as the Purpose of Counseling
97
Cognitive and Affective Reconciliation
119
Behavioral and Conative Reconciliation
167
Conclusions and Future Directions
203
Selected Bibliography
235
Index
253
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R. PAUL OLSON is a Professor at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches psychotherapy and spiritual direction, religious anthropologies, integrative psychotherapy, health psychology, and professional ethics. He received an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

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