The dynamics of healing psychological and spiritual wounds

Full Title
The dynamics of healing psychological and spiritual wounds
Author
Linda J Robinson
Abstract
This work explores the dynamics in psychological and spiritual healing by tracing the case histories of two individuals over a 60 year life span. The cases are reviewed along four parameters that define basic conditions needed for a human being to be well and to thrive: i.e., connection, identity, freedom, and power; and from three perspectives: family systems using Edwin Friedman's work, individual psychology using Karen Horney's work, and spiritual theology using Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. Both case studies show a set of common dynamics and "healing agents," and implications are drawn for the practice of pastoral care.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
William Joseph Sneck
Language
English
Date
2009
Number of Pages
225