Journal of Psychology and Theology

An academic journal promoting the integration of psychology and theology, where theology sets the boundaries for drawing conclusions. Its purpose is to present articles that have a biblical perspective on the nature of humankind.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring

Books Received
The following books have been received from publishers and are under consideration for review in the Journal of Psychology and Theology. Listing of a volume does not necessarily imply that it will be reviewed. Readers with appropriate academic and...
From Libido to Love: Relational Psychoanalysis and the Redemption of Sexuality
The author presents a case which posits the profound growth potential of relational psychoanalysis when it is grounded in a thoroughly Christian world view. Prefacing the case of Graciella, is a brief overview of pertinent relational and Christian...
From the Shadow of the Object to the Shadow of the Almighty: A Story of Transformation
As background for a case presentation, two primary sources are used, The shadow of the object: Psychoanalysis of the unthought known by Christopher Bollas (1987) and Psalm 91 from the New International Bible. This story is about transformation, for...
Journal File
This section of the Journal attempts to keep readers informed of current resources of an integrative nature or those related to the general field of the psychology of religion appearing in other professional journals. A wide range of psychological...
Kicking the Patient: Immediacy in the Consulting Room
A case is presented of an adolescent with a history of substance abuse. The case is discussed from the perspective of Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP). The patient's Cyclical Maladaptive Pattern (CMP) involved remaining attached to significant...
Psychoanalysis, Attachment, and Spirituality Part II: The Spiritual Stories We Live By
Psychoanalysis and attachment theory both developed independently as relational traditions within the confines of their own disciplinary walls (see Hall, 2007, this issue). While both traditions were "doing their own thing," in relative ignorance of...
Psychoanalysis, Attachment, and Spirituality Part I: The Emergence of Two Relational Traditions
Two broad relational traditions emerged in post-Freudian psychoanalysis: a broad group of relational theories, represented by Fairbairn's (1952) object relations theory, that remained within the field of psychoanalysis, and John Bowlby's attachment...
Ready or Not, Here I Come: Surrender, Recognition, and Mutuality in Psychotherapy
Randall Lehman Sorenson practiced what he preached as a scholar, teacher, and clinical psychoanalyst. In my experiences with him in personal and professional contexts, he encouraged relationships characterized by mutuality, respect, curiosity, and...
Slouching toward Integration: Psychoanalysis and Religion in Dialogue
This article traces the changing relationship between psychoanalysis and religion by paralleling it with the author's own journey of faith and psychology. Contemporary psychoanalytic models (e.g. relational) have evolved, making psychoanalysis more...
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