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A Clinical Note on the Therapeutic Management of "Religious" Resistances in Orthodox Jewish Clientele

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Publication Date: June 1981

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Moshe H. Spero

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 57:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: Mental Health Therapy; Jewish Law (Halacha); Religious Denominations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


"Religious" resistances are almost always encountered during the beginning stages of therapeutic involvement with the religiously committed client. However, once these resistances are appropriately managed and the therapeutic alliance is firmly established, the patient's resistances should no longer take a uniquely religious form.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.57 no.4, Summer 1981.