Essays presenting an Orthodox understanding of spiritual growth, development and the assessment and treatment of persons with psychological and psychiatric illness that include a religious and spiritual dimension. Includes major case studies, with responses from physicians and psychologists. The book would make an excellent textbook for pastoral counseling courses. D. Oreopoulos contributes a major essay on the doctor/patient relationship. Contributors include: J. Rediger, J. Muse, M. Nickolas, G. Morelli.