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psychoanalysis & psychothrapy, but also positive aspects of the work of Conrad Baars & others

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This part of Theotokos Books is concerned with the danger that some varieties of modern psychology present to the Faith, but also with how psychology, rightly understood, does not conflict with Catholic teaching. It highlights the work of Conrad Baars, Anna Terruwe and Rudolf Allers

Details of Recommended Psychology Books

Conrad Baars

Conrad Baars, along with Anna Terruwe, pioneeered the study of Emotional Deprivation Disorder, with insights based on the theology of St Thomas Aquinas and modern psychology. Unlike modern psychiatry, though, which largely ignores the soul, Affirmation Therapy acknowldeges the classic Catholic truths, but also stresses the importance of the emotions and the deep-seated human need for affirmation and love.

Homepage of Conrad Baars site:

Emotional Deprivation Disorder page:

Affirmation Therapy page:

Books and Cassettes:

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A Catholic Psychiatrist 30 Years Ago ... Offered Cure For Church's, Society's Sexual Ills, by PAUL LIKOUDIS -

Rudolf Allers

Rudolf Allers Information page:

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Saint Michael’s Institute is a national alliance of mental health professionals who integrate the genuine discoveries of Psychology and Psychiatry with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

For details of CDs and DVDs by Dr. Philip Mango, President of St. Michael’s Institute, see:

For details of the Warrior Brothers, whose Commanding Officer is Dr Mango, see:, is an online Catholic mental health resource. It offers referrals to professionally qualified psychotherapists who incorporate the truths and teachings of Roman Catholicism into their practice. The site also features articles and book suggestions to help you lead a happier and healthier life consistent with your Catholic faith.

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) is an educational institution dedicated to the development and promotion of approaches to psychology founded in the Catholic vision of the human person.

Church and Homosexuality:

Various articles

Christianity according to Sigmund Freud - an article by Dr Pravin Thevathasan.

Carl Gustav Jung: Enemy of the Church - an article by Dr Pravin Thevathasan, in which he draws attention to the dangers inherent in Jungian thought.

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Psychiatry and religion: must they conflict? - Dr Thevathasan looks at some aspects of this question and shows that it is dangerous to ingore the wisdom of the Church.

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY by Pope Pius XII. Address of His Holiness to the Rome Congress of the International Association of Applied Psychology, April 10, 1958.

Fr. William Most: Psychology, Faith and Spiritual Growth

The Role of Prayer and the Sacraments in Psychotherapy, by Allison Ricciardi

The Four Secrets of Raising Christian Heroes, by Greg Popcak

Homiletic & Pastoral Review articles

Should psychologists choose seminarians? - by John Fraunces

The mental health profession is opposed to the teachings of the Church, especially relating to the nature of human sexuality.

Support from psychology for the fatherhood of God - by Paul C. Vitz

The psychological significance of the fatherhood of God helps to maintain the complementary understanding of the sexes.

Details of Recommended Psychology Books

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