Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy



Classical Schools of Psychotherapy

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to introduce the student or, in the case of the student already familiar with some or all of the theorists discussed here, to refresh the student’s memory of the major systems of classical thought in psychotherapy. The course will consist of three components in the treatment of each system of thought; namely, the biography of the theorist, the key aspects of his theoretical constructs, and a major text in each particular school of thought. Because there are eight schools of thought considered in the text and only six papers required for this course, the student may select the six theorists of most interest and write a 500-word paper on each of those six.

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  • PRIMARY SOURCE RECOMMENDED READINGS: The required text listed above gives a comprehensive bibliography for each of the eight schools of psychotherapy considered in this course. The student should select two texts from one or more of the schools of thought discussed in the required text. The theorists discussed are Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Viktor Frankl, Erik Erikson, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Harry Stack Sullivan.

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Modern Schools of Psychotherapy

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to strengthen the student’s acquaintance with the major systems of modern thought in psychotherapy. The course will consist of three components in the treatment of each system of thought, namely, the biography of the theorist, the key aspects of his or her theoretical constructs, and a major text in each particular school of thought.   Because there are eight schools of thought considered in the text and only six papers required for this course, the student may select the six theorists of most personal interest and write a 500-1000 word paper on each of those six thereby producing an final paper of up to six thousand words.  

Required Reading
  • Clinical Psychotherapy: A History of Theory and Practice by John H. Morgan (GTF Books, 2015). Order from GTF 
  • PRIMARY SOURCE RECOMMENDED READINGS: The required text listed above gives a comprehensive bibliography for each of the eight schools of psychotherapy considered in this course. The student should select one primary text from two of the schools of thought discussed in the required text. The eight theorists from which six should be chosen are Horney, Klein, Perls, Berne, Fromm, Ellis, Szasz, and Beck. The two primary texts of the two theorists will normally represent the student’s own personal interest in these two particular thinkers.
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Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Sigmund Freud and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Freud’s life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Freud is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Freud’s life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Freud himself.

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Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Alfred Adler and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Adler’s life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Adler is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Adler’s life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Adler himself.

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Carl Jung and Analytical Psychology

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Carl Jung and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Jung’s life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Jung is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Jung’s life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Jung himself.

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Viktor Frankl and Logotherapy

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Viktor Frankl and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Frankl’s life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Frankl is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Frankl’s life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Frankl himself.

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Abraham Maslow and Humanistic Psychology

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Abraham Maslow and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Maslow’s life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Maslow is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Maslow’s life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Maslow himself.

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Erik Erikson and Developmental Psychology

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Erik H. Erikson and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Erikson’s life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Erikson is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Erikson’s life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Erikson himself.

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Carl Rogers and Person-Centered Psychotherapy

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Carl Rogers and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Rogers’ life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Rogers is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Rogers’ life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Rogers himself.

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Harry Stack Sullivan and Interpersonal Psychoanalysis

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This tutorial is designed to acquaint the student with Harry Stack Sullivan and the fundamentals of his thought. Rather than settle for merely a secondary-source summary of who he was and what he thought, this course will concentrate on Sullivan’s life and, by using a classic text, will explore the essentials of his thought. The introductory material presented in Morgan’s chapter on Sullivan is a way of establishing the parameters of the tutorial. The biography is an in-depth look at Sullivan’s life. The classic text is a primary source to expose the student to Sullivan himself.

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Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description:  This tutorial is designed for professional practitioners, whether ordained or a licensed practitioner, and those interested in the field of clinical psychotherapy from a pastoral perspective.  The focus will be to explore more substantively the range of issues addressed and confronted in the course of a counseling venue, whether within the context of a parish, institutional setting, or private practice.  The required text titled Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy functions as a handbook for practice, a resource for information, and provides some helpful guidelines for professional counseling.    The second required text titled Clinical Psychotherapy: A History of Theory and Practice constitutes the major resource for the top classical and modern schools of psychotherapy with which all practitioners should be generally acquainted.  The recommended but not required text titled Psychology of Religion: A Commentary on the Classic Texts functions as a background reading to contextualize the discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion.

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Psychoanalysis and the Whole Person

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description: This is an introductory course for the uninitiated student in the general field of depth psychology. From the concept of the pleasure principle to the reality principle as developed by Sigmund Freud, the student will be introduced to the fundamental ingredients in modern psychoanalytic theory. The student will read a major classic by Freud in the field within the context of a discussion of the major points in Morgan’s book.

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Private Practice: Considering a Counseling Career

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan Karl Mannheim Professor of the History & Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Profile)

TUTORIAL DESCRIPTION: 
This E-Tutorial is designed for clergy and ministry professionals, both ordained and laity, who are considering launching a counseling career with special attention to clergy who are involved in parish ministry.  The course will explore the why, how, and when of making the transition from parish ministry to private practice and will discuss in detail the relevant components of this re-definition of ministry from the parish to therapeutic counseling as a profession.  
 
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Geriatric Psychotherapy: Pastoral Care And Nurture Of The Elderly

Faculty: Dr. John H. Morgan (Profile)

Description:  This E-Tutorial is designed for clergy and ministry professionals, both ordained and laity, who are interested in and/or involved in ministry to the post-retirement community including the elderly.  The course will explore the wide range of issues in the field of geriatrics as relates to the relevance and scope of pastoral care and counseling. 
 
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Recommended Reading:  
  • Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy: A Practitioner’s Handbook for Ministry Professionals by John  H. Morgan. Available from the GTF.
  • Private Practice: A Guide for Clergy Considering a Counseling Career by John H. Morgan (GTF Books, 2016).  Available from the GTF

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