Psychotherapy with the Fundamentalist Client

Volume 19
Winter 1991
Psychotherapy with the Fundamentalist Client

With the public scandal in recent years involving some religious leaders, the religiously conservative client is facing identity and trust issues critical to self-understanding but not well understood by Christian therapists unfamiliar with this subculture. What may be healthy expressions of seeking congruence as a person may be misinterpreted as increased psychopathology. Beginning with a theoretical orientation to the fundamentalist movement, two therapists who work with the population and a religious scholar attempt to share perspectives and clarify issues for counseling conservative clients within their own self-identity structures. The religious subculture can then be made part of the healing process if the therapist is not threatened by it.

Dr. J. Powell, Dr. J. Gladson and Dr. R. Meyer
344 - 353
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