Biblical Psychotherapy: Reclaiming Scriptural Narratives for Positive Psychology and Suicide Prevention

Author:   Kalman J., Kaplan ,  Paul Cantz ,  Thomas H. Jobe
Publisher:   Lexington Books
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Pages:   260
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
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Biblical Psychotherapy: Reclaiming Scriptural Narratives for Positive Psychology and Suicide Prevention


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In Biblical Psychotherapy, Kalman J. Kaplan and Paul Cantz offer a new approach to suicide prevention based on biblical narratives that is designed to overcome the suicidogenic patterns in Greek and Roman stories implicit in modern mental health. More than sixteen suicides and self-mutilations emerge in the twenty-six surviving tragedies of Sophocles and Euripides and countless others occurred in Greek and Roman lives. In contrast, only six suicides are found in the Hebrew Scriptures, in addition to a number of suicide-prevention narratives. Kaplan and Cantz reclaim life-enhancing biblical narratives as alternatives to matched suicidal stories in Greek and Roman society with regard to seven evidence-based risk factors. These biblical narratives are employed to treat fourteen patients fitting into the outlined Graeco-Roman suicidal syndromes and to provide an in-depth positive psychology aimed at promoting life rather than simply preventing suicide.

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Author:   Kalman J., Kaplan ,  Paul Cantz ,  Thomas H. Jobe
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
ISBN:  

9781498560832


ISBN 10:   1498560830
Pages:   260
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Relevance of Biblical Narratives in Mental Health Chapter 2: Biblical Psychology: Positive Psychology and Beyond Chapter 3: A Brief History of Views of Suicide: Biblical versus Greek Perspectives Chapter 4: Seven Evidence-Based Risk Factors for Suicide Chapter 5: Elijah against Ajax: Constructively Dealing with Experience of Being Isolated Chapter 6: Job against Zeno: Constructively Dealing with Need for Meaning Chapter 7: David against Coriolanus: Constructively Dealing with the Experience of Exile Chapter 8: Jonah against Narcissus: Constructively Becoming Oneself with Others Chapter 9: Moses against Oedipus: Constructively Requesting and Accepting Help in One's Life Mission Chapter 10: Rebecca against Phaedra: Constructively Dealing with Feelings of Possessiveness with One's Offspring Chapter 11: Ruth against Antigone: Constructively Dealing with a Dysfunctional Family of Origin

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[This] book proves to be an interesting and compelling read. An engaged reading also tends to provoke the reader to utilize her ingenuity in exploring the religious- spiritual texts and narratives prevalent in specific cultures, and explore the feasibility of using these for constructing a meaning making framework for alleviation of distress and creating a fulfilled life. With a brilliantly enticing foreword by the prominent psychiatrist Thomas H. Jobe, the volume succeeds in building a firm ground for the novel approach that transcends inherent dualisms of modern psychological theory and practice, bringing together theology and professionalism, and promoting the wholesomeness of human experience through psychotherapeutic practice. * Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology * Biblical Psychotherapy is a must-read in a time when science and culture question the phenomenon of suicide from different perspectives and pave the way to innovative approaches to reduce a major public health issue. Such new challenges can be fully understood when starting from a historical and spiritual background. Written by experts in the field, this book guides readers into the realm of biblical knowledge and allows for a very important experience of the wisdom of the Bible. This is a book for anyone interested in the human understanding of emotions and suicide, regardless of religion. Read it with the eye of mind, heart, and soul, and you will get important notions for grasping others' human experiences of difficult everyday-life circumstances. -- Maurizio Pompili, Sapienza University of Rome Biblical Psychotherapy: Reclaiming Scriptural Narratives for Positive Psychology and Suicide Prevention by Kalman J. Kaplan and Paul Cantz is more for professionals, although laypeople can find this book informative and useful . . . Knowledge and techniques gained from this book will save human lives, and enhance the quality of life for many others . . . This book may bring new hope to many psychotherapists and new help to many patients. * The Jerusalem Report * Biblical Psychotherapy is a must-read in a time when science and culture question the phenomenon of suicide from different perspectives and pave the way to innovative approaches to reduce a major public health issue. Such new challenges can be fully understood when starting from a historical and spiritual background. Written by experts in the field, this book guides readers into the realm of biblical knowledge and allows for a very important experience of the wisdom of the Bible. This is a book for anyone interested in the human understanding of emotions and suicide, regardless of religion. Read it with the eye of mind, heart, and soul, and you will get important notions for grasping others' human experiences of difficult everyday-life circumstances. -- Maurizio Pompili, Sapienza University of Rome Kaplan and Cantz offer tremendous hope and insight through this dynamic and creative book that presents biblically based alternatives to suicide. Challenging the narratives of Greek tragedy that undercut so much of psychological thinking, they engage with the biblical text in fresh ways that affirm the value of human life. -- Julie Exline, Case Western Reserve University


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Kalman J. Kaplan is professor of clinical psychology and director of the Program for Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago and adjunct professor at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Paul Cantz is associate professor at Adler University and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago.

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