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Walk with me: Pastoral care for victims of sexual abuse viewed through existential psychology

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Title: Walk with me: Pastoral care for victims of sexual abuse viewed through existential psychology
Authors: Rudolfsson, Lisa
Issue Date: 9-Jan-2015
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: Rudolfsson, L., Tidefors, I., Strömwall, L. A. (2012). Sexual abuse and the Christian congregation: The role of gender in pastoral care for victims. Pastoral Psychology 61, 375-388.

Rudolfsson, L. & Tidefors, I. (2013). I stay and I follow: Clerical reflections on pastoral care for victims of sexual abuse. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 67( 2), 1-14.

Rudolfsson, L. & Tidefors, I. (2014). I have cried to Him a thousand times, but it makes no difference: Sexual abuse, faith, and images of God. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Advanced online publication, 1-13.

Rudolfsson, L. & Tidefors, I. (accepted for publication). The struggles of victims of sexual abuse who seek pastoral care. Pastoral Psychology.

Date of Defence: 2015-02-06
Disputation: Fredagen den 6 februari, kl. 10.00, Sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Existential psychology
Gender perspectives
Pastoral care
Sexual abuse
Vow of silence
Abstract: Pastoral care can be described as a cleric’s presence with people in their time of need, to promote their well-being and strengthen them in their faith. One dimension of working through an overwhelming trauma, such as sexual abuse, is to find a way to make sense of what has happened and possibly to find some kind of meaning in what has happened. Today, the clergy is identified as an important mental health resource and caring for people suffering from psychological trauma forms an important part... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9262-3
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Psykologiska institutionen



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