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Care of Persons, Care of Worlds: A Psychosystems Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling
A comprehensive social and systemic foundation for pastoral and caretaking that will be an invaluable guide for the activities of parish ministers and counseling practitioners. Graham's model better interprets and responds to the interplay between individuals and the larger cultural and environmental realities which contribute to their distress and its transformation.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 19th 1992 by Abingdon Press
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I should start by saying that this book is dense with technical jargon and very hard to read. That being said, there is gold here. The crux of Graham's argument is that Western dual thinking: right/wrong, good/bad, etc, leads to impaired power dynamics, oppression and dysfunction on an internal, familial, societal, environmental, and theological level. When we judge one value as being better than another (for instance strength over vulnerability) we become symptomatic. Rather than painting peopl ...more