Theophostic Prayer Ministry in Clinical Practice: Issues and Concerns

Hunter, Linda A.; Yarhouse, Mark A.
June 2009
Journal of Psychology & Christianity;Summer2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM) has been used in pastoral care settings for almost ten years and has quickly spread from the church setting into other arenas from which Christian licensed psychologists operate. While TPM appears to be a viable model for some Christian psychologists, others suggest that there are many critical concerns with the use of TPM that must first be addressed before moving forward and implementing the intervention in a licensed clinical setting. The concerns selected for this discussion will include TPM training requirements; the offering of TPM as a form of counseling; reoccurring emotions after receiving TPM; claims that TPM is maintenance free and the ensuing theological concerns; and the status of current research.


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