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
Recommended Psychology Books
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
Disorder page: www.conradbaars.com/edd.htm
Affirmation Therapy page:
Books and Cassettes: www.conradbaars.com/Baars-books.htm
The book order form is
A Catholic Psychiatrist
30 Years Ago ... Offered Cure For Church's, Society's
Sexual Ills, by
PAUL LIKOUDIS - www.thewandererpress.com/a4-10-03.htm
Rudolf Allers Information
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: www.saintmichael.net/links.htm
For details of the Warrior
Brothers, whose Commanding Officer is Dr Mango,
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:
according to Sigmund Freud - an article by Dr
Carl Gustav Jung: Enemy of the
Church - an article by Dr Pravin Thevathasan, in
which he draws attention to the dangers inherent in
Follow the link below for
a more detailed version of this article:
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.
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
Secrets of Raising Christian Heroes, by Greg Popcak
& Pastoral Review articles
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.
psychology for the fatherhood of God - by Paul C. Vitz
significance of the fatherhood of God helps to
maintain the complementary understanding of the sexes.
Recommended Psychology Books