Utilization of Christian Beliefs in Psychotherapy

Volume
Volume 2
Issue
Spring 1974
Title
Utilization of Christian Beliefs in Psychotherapy
Abstract

Past evidence has indicated that strong religious faith has had therapeutic effects on individuals suffering from a variety of problems. Christian beliefs should be used in therapy rather than ignoring or attacking them. This paper reports on the treatment of 18 patients utilizing Christian maneuvers of commitment or rededication, confession (uncovering), forgiveness and fellowship change to supplement conventional psychiatric methods. Symptomatic relief was obtained in 16 of the patients when Christian maneuvers were used. Previous therapy had been unsuccessful in 14 of the cases.

Author
Dr. J.D. Wilmoth
Pages
125 - 131
Price
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