Problems in Living

Reformed Episcopal Seminary
Problems in Living
9/13/2004
Class Scripture
Isaiah 42:3
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
When you working with someone who is wounded, the heart has been damaged. So, when you work with this person, you must know how to love them and not break them. You find a way to structure them and contain them and not break them.


1.Psychiatry means medical therefore you use the medical model.

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a. The medical model does not fit when applied with scripture.


b.The medical model uses a disease format.


c. Any problem has to be labeled as a disease. i. e. alcoholism is labeled as a disease.


2.Four Layers of Psycho Pathology
a. The brain layer the context with the brain layer is the brain as an organ.


i.This is where the medical and disease model fits.


ii.Brain as an organ is the territory of the neurologist.


iii.Conditions where we can see (MRI) damage.


iv.It is measurable brain pathology.


v.Some people put ADHD at this level.


vi.Alzheimers is at this level.


b.Rhythm Layer (Systems) The body has drive states (appetites).
i.Sleeping, eating, sex are rhythms.


ii.Bi-polar disorder is a rhythmic thing.


iii.Eating and sex additions (process addictions) you carry the drug in your head.


iv.ADHD technically belongs here.


c. Character Driven Character is the same as personality.


i.Personality is the sum of all your experiences.


ii.It s how you thoughts, behaviors and emotions are organized.


d.Constitution This is the technical term.


i.This is your personal store what is unique to you.


ii.Your personal story creates a psychological constitution.


iii.Things at this level are easier to treat, because its mainly environmental.


Reformed Episcopal Seminary
Problems in Living
9/20/04
Christainpsych.org this is the website for the Society for Christian Psychology.
Direct Care You minister to people directly.
Soul Care There is a spiritual side. We are concerned about orthodothcy (right beliefs) as well as how to bring that into practical living.


1.Personality Theory. There are ten personality disorders.


2.Four Layers of Psycho Pathology
a. The brain layer the context with the brain layer is the brain as an organ.


i.This is where the medical and disease model fits.


ii.Brain as an organ is the territory of the neurologist.


iii.Conditions where we can see (MRI) damage.


iv.It is measurable brain pathology.


v.Some people put ADHD at this level.


vi.Alzheimers is at this level.


b.Rhythm Layer (Systems) The body has drive states (appetites).
i.Sleeping, eating and sex are rhythms.


ii.Bi-polar disorder is a rhythmic thing.


iii.Eating and sex additions (process addictions) you carry the drug in your head.


iv.ADHD technically belongs here.


c. Character Driven Character is the same as personality.


i.Personality is the sum of all your experiences.


ii.It s how you thoughts, behaviors and emotions are organized.


d.Constitution/Narrative This is the technical term.


i.This is your personal store what is unique to you.


ii.Your personal story creates a psychological constitution.


iii.Things at this level are easier to treat, because its mainly environmental.


e. A person can have depression/anxiety form all four.


3.There are difference kids of depression.


a. Bi-polar is different from narrsitist depression.


4.DSM
a. It developed as a way of common language.


5.Your style processes emotions.


a. If your personality organizes how you process, how people hear you is largely determined by their organized personality.


6.Ten Personality
a. Avoidance Fear & rejection: this person will not get on committees, unless invited. Belief systems: Im not okay, but youre okay and you have the power to reject me.


b.Dependent They are anxiously driven: this person will greet you right after the sermon they will cling: Belief system: Im not okay, but you have the power to love me. Read DSM. If they let go, they will die. When the show up, they are not motivated by love and giving. They are unable to give, they are takers.


7.Four Personality Types Must Prevalent.


a. Narcisstic The language comes form Freund who used mythology. Someone who is obsessed with themselves. They are grandiose and they are entitled. See DSM -4. At the very core or bottom level they are impoverished they are complete inadequate (they are not aware of this). They are empty. Empty center, but hard outside. God designed up the opportie we are aofte They are two ways to get there verbally abused between three and six. You protect yourself by thinking you are superman. No other way to get here is your mother, grandmother or someone praises you each day (youre such a good little boy). This is called noncontingent love. on the outside and hard (bone) on the inside. At the top level they feel special about themselves. They will challenge you If you break the outer shell, they will become himical or suicidal. Scripture uses the word pride or fool to descrip this person.
b.Dependent they feel imperfect, worthless, helpless, but they dont se themselves as such. This got created early in childhood. They dont see themselves this way and they form defense mechanisms. If asked to do something, they will say yes. They will do things to sabotage themselves.


c. Borderline
d.Obsessive Compulsive
8.ID, Ego & Superego
a. The unconscious the sum of all the core experience in your life that gives you your core beliefs, that you dont think about on a daily basis.


i.In personality theory its all these things you think about yourself, but dont realize.


ii.In the incoinsiuc, it is underneath your awareness level.


1.There is a repeated theme is scripture that you arent aware of whats in your heart.


b.In personality theory that are certain levels an each level will cause you to act in a certain way.

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