Bibliography Author: Pamela Cooper-White


Pamela Cooper-White Many Voices: Psychotherapy in Relational and Theological Perspective., Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2006

This is a full scale disciplinary framework for pastoral psychotherapists/pastoral counselors at intermediate and advanced levels of clinical training and also for experienced pastoral counselors and psychotherapists in professional practice. It harvests the great potential of postmodern sensibilities to help, accompany, and support individuals, couples, and families in recognizing and healing especially painful psychic wounds, and/or longstanding patterns of self-defeating relationships to self and others.


Pamela Cooper-White Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling., Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2003

In this groundbreaking book Pamela Cooper-White offers a new relational paradigm for pastoral assessment and theological reflection. She uses the caregiver’s own responses and feelings as a primary instrument for deepening discernment and better care. She innovatively combines postmodern, psychoanalytic, and theological perspectives with illuminating case studies to illustrate this new use of the self in pastoral care, counseling, and psychotherapy.


Pamela Cooper-White The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church’s Response., Minneapolis: Fortress Press 1995

In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses.