A selection of books that can be ordered, for anyone seeking to understand the complexity of the spiritual impact of abuse by clergy/religious, and the role that spirituality can play in healing from trauma.
Spiritual Healing after Clergy/Religious Abuse
McMackin, Keane & Kline (2009) Understanding the Impact of Clergy Sexual Abuse: Betrayal and recovery. Oxon (England), USA & Canada: Routledge.
- Recommended chapter: ‘Problem and Solution: The spiritual dimension of clergy sexual abuse and its impact on survivors’ by Pargament, Murray-Swank & Mahoney.
Rauche, M. (2009) Healing the Soul after Religious Abuse: The Dark Heaven of Recovery. Wesport, CT: Praeger.
Sanderson, C. (2013) The Spirit Within: A One in Four handbook to aid recovery from religious sexual abuse across all faiths. Catford (England): One in Four.
Trauma & Grief
Dass-Brailsford, P. (2007) A Practical Approach to Trauma: Empowering Interventions. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Herman, J. (1997) Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence – from domestic abuse to political terror. New York: Basic.
Kirmayer, L.J., R. Lemelson & M. Barad (2007) Understanding trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Mitchell, K.R. & H.E. Anderson (1983) All of our losses, all of our griefs: Resources for pastoral care. Philadelphia, PA: The Westminster Press.
Worden, J.M. (1991) Grief counselling and grief therapy: A handbook for mental health practitioners (Second Edition). London: Routledge.
Interdisciplinary Understanding: Psychology, Spirituality, Theology & Sociology
Crisp, B. (2010) Spirituality and Social Work. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.
Graham, L.K. (1992) Care of persons, care of worlds: A Psychosystems approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling. Nashville: Abingdon.
Griffith, J.L. & M.E. Griffith (2002) Encountering the sacred in psychotherapy: How to talk with people about their spiritual lives. New York: The Guilford Press.
Kalsched, D. (2012) Trauma and the Soul: A psycho-spiritual approach to human development and its interruption. Routledge.
Pargament, K. (1997) The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice. New York: The Guildford Press.
Rambo, S. (2017) Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma. Texas: Baylor University Press.
Rambo, S. (2010) Spirit and Trauma: A theology of remaining. Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press.
Rizzuto, A. (1979) The birth of a living God: A psychoanalytic study. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago.
Swinton, J. (2001) Spirituality and Mental Health Care: Rediscovering a ‘forgotten’ dimension. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Walker, Courtois & Aten (2014) Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy for Trauma. APA.
Grant, R. Growth through Adversity: Coming out the other side of illness, trauma and loss. Click here (Grant’s website) for information about how to order this book.
Janoff-Bulman, R. (1992) Shattered assumptions: Toward a new psychology of trauma. New York: The Free Press.
Joseph, S. (2011) What doesn’t kill us: The new psychology of post traumatic growth. New York: Basic Books.
Tedeschi, R.G. and L.G. Calhoun (1995) Trauma and Transformation: Growing in the Aftermath of Suffering. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Werdel, M.B. & R.J. Wicks (2012) An introduction and guide: Primer on posttraumtic growth. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Exploring a Theology of Safeguarding Children
A compendium of Views written on behalf of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland 2022
Michael Drennan SJ (2021) See God Act – The Ministry of Spiritual Direction Messenger Publications