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Being Human

Sep 13, 2022

Welcome to Episode 91 of the Being Human Podcast: Exploring a Case Study Through a Catholic Lens, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 8 of 12)

Every individual person’s story is completely unique and unrepeatable. So how is it possible that we have predictable patterns of behaving which can be generalized to others? Continuing the series focused on our new Certification, Dr. Greg, Dr. Bryan, and Amy Grace explore this question while opening up the third-level psychology course through discussion of a case vignette. 

Discussed in this episode:

  • What is a case vignette? 
  • The impossibility of generalizing an individual’s experience; 
  • Our defenses as crystallized ways we learned to protect ourselves against pain;  
  • The “both and” of predictable patterns of behavior and the unique, unrepeatable ways individuals display that behavior;
  • The family as a school of love where we are meant to learn in that school;  
  • Where does security come from?
  • Attachment theory, and God as our ultimate secure attachment;
  • Learning how to receive God’s love in order to give it to one’s children; 
  • The importance of genuine love for one’s clients in the accompaniment relationship; 
  • How Mentorship locks in on the uniqueness of the person, even in their defenses;
  • The danger of proposing a solution to psychological ills that does not involve the spiritual life;
  • What’s coming up next in our Certification series.

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