The Proper Care of Snakes by Roger Kruger
Managing Personality Disorders in Congregational Settings

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The American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) defines ten personality disorders. According to their statistics, a congregation consisting of 100 adults, if its membership is representative of the general US population, has approximately 15 individuals with a personality disorder. Some of these present challenges for assimilation. Others are likely to create turmoil or conflict. Still others are likely to be treated in ways which are not helpful to them. Yet most clergy are not trained in recognizing personality disorders and as a result easily fall prey to relationship traps which exacerbate problems rather than managing them. This book provides church leaders with a guide to understanding personality disorders. The goal is not to promote labeling but to provide helps in recognizing personality types in order to facilitate tailored responses and improved pastoral care.

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Published January 8, 2015 by Grace Point Resources. 186 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.

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A pastor trained in psychology examines the personality dynamics at work in any diverse congregation.

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