Orthodox Christian Spirituality and Cognitive Psychotherapy: An Online Course Part 5

by Fr. George Morelli

5.0 Resources (for entire course)

5.1 References

Alfeyev, H. (2002). Mystery of faith: Introduction to the teaching and spirituality of the Orthodox Church. London: Darton, Longman and Todd.

Abramson, L. Y., Seligman, M. E. P., & Teasdale, J. (1978). Learned helplessness in humans: Critique and reformulation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 87, 49-74.

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Beck, A.T. (1988). Love is never enough: how couples can overcome misunderstandings , resolve conflicts and solve relationship problems through cognitive therapy. NY: Harper-Collins.

Beck, A. T., Rush, A., Shaw, B. & Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive Therapy of Depression. New York: Guilford.

Beck, A.T. (1999). Prisoners of hate: The cognitive basis of anger, hostility and violence. New York: HarperCollins.

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Morelli, G. (1987). Overcoming anger. The Word, 31,3, 9-10.

Morelli, G. (1988). Overcoming guilt: A program for Christian responsibility , change and growth. Synergia, 2, 1, 1-3.

Morelli, G. (1997). Emotion, cognitive treatment, sacred scripture and the church fathers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology & Religion, Brookline, Mass. In Chirban, J. (Ed.), Sickness or sin?-Spiritual discernment and differential diagnosis: Orthodox christianity.

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5.2 E-mail Questions and Answers

As a “value added” factor for this online course is that e mail questions can be submitted and I will attempt to answer promptly. Hopefully this will personalize the learning experience and make it truly “interactive” My e mail is: gmorelli@fdu.edu.

Also additional resources and link to my online articles can be found at:

Course Outline

1. Introduction

1.1 Historical Christian Spiritual Foundations of Counseling

1.2 Christianity and Psychotherapy

1.3 Important Figures in Christian Spirituality

1.4 The Development of Christian Churches


2. Bio-Cultural Elements

2.1 Emotion and Neural Processes

2.2 Cognition, Emotion, and Psychospiritual Perspectives

2.3 Factors Affecting Human Behavior

2.4 Cultural Values in Psychospiritual Therapy

2.5 Cognitive Distortions


3. Psychological-Spiritual Interventions

3.1 Christian-Based Clinical Intervention

3.2 Using Psychospiritual Interventions to Challenge Cognitive Distortions

3.3 Christian Sayings and Their General Use

3.4 Christian Sayings and Their Use With Anxiety

3.5 Christian Sayings and Their Use With Depression


4. Clinical Vignettes

4.1 Clinical Vignette - Laying Down the Structural Foundation

4.2 Treatment Plan

4.3 Clinical Vignette (Continued) - Psychospiritual Focus

4.4 Conclusion


5. Resources

5.1 References

5.2 E-mail Questions and Answers