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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Formation of the Christian worldview as a component psychotherapeutic process 1143


Legostaeva M.V.
Psychologist-Consultant at the Temple, Pediatric Institute in St. Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia

In an article describing the case as an example of border states, provides the rationale the need to build a client in therapy Christian worldview. Psychotherapeutic process, in fact, inseparable from the gradual adoption of the client to their problems as distortions in the spiritual realm. In this regard, we can not only rely on the language of psychology and psychotherapy, and must use the language of patristic asceticism. This article attempts to describe the integration of practical ex-perience secular psychotherapy and rich experience of knowledge about the person represented by the patristic asceticism. The author, on the basis of the described cases, analyzes the classical methods of psychotherapy, identifying their strengths, as well as paying attention to their limitations.

Keywords: psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, the dependence, the Christian worldview concept, spiritual battle, the struggle with thoughts, pride, healing, inner man, the personal experience of faith and repentance

Column: Opinions, positions, discussions

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