Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 329–341 | Cite as

A Jewish Spiritual Perspective on Psychopathology and Psychotherapy: A Clinician's View

  • Israela Meyerstein


This paper will present a Jewish Spiritual Perspective on clinical work by examining key underlying values and attitudes in Judaism that relate to human behavior, mental health and illness. Common symptom presentations and family issues that have roots in culture will be explored. Contemporary and ancient “spiritual coping tools” will be suggested for use in clinical work and personal growth.

spirituality Jewish spiritual perspective psychotherapy spiritual coping tools 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Israela Meyerstein
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  1. 1.Marital and family therapist in private practiceBaltimore

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