Date of Award
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)
Excerpt: "Individuals, couples and families in contemporary society are subjected to a number of stresses. If a person is unable to adequately cope with such stresses, the resultant effect can be excessive emotional pain which may manifest itself in a number of ways. Depression, loneliness and fear are examples of problems experienced by many people within our society. Although such emotional feelings are normal and present within well-adjusted persons, these difficulties listed as well as others, may escalate to a point where professional counseling is required."
Pitts, Stephen Eric, "Martin Buber's I-Thou Concept as Utilized in the Therapeutic Relationship of Selected Theories of Humanistic Psychotherapy" (1978). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 261.