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The alcoholic family : pastoral conversations with adult children unravelling the web of identity

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dc.contributor.advisor Niehaus, A. (Me.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Phillips, A. P. (Prof.) en Botha, Dawn Eileen en 2009-08-25T10:52:59Z 2009-08-25T10:52:59Z 2009-08-25T10:52:59Z 2005-11-30 en
dc.description.abstract This participatory research journey looked at the lives of adult children of alcoholics, with particular reference to how identity is affected by growing up in a home where one or both parents are struggling with alcohol abuse, and how this struggle with identity carries through into adulthood. A study was made of the particular discourses which impacted negatively upon the child from this home and the manner in which the discourses had a negative impact later on as an adult. Through narrative pastoral conversations the possibilities for healing, as well as the barriers for healing were explored. Through this exploration alternative stories were created. A vital part of the study was focused upon the witnessing of the stories of the participants` lives and the acknowledgement of some of the events from their childhood that formed their identity and contributed to who they are today. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 136 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Healing en
dc.subject Physical abuse en
dc.subject Emotional abuse en
dc.subject Denial en
dc.subject Forgiveness en
dc.subject Pastoral therapy en
dc.subject Patriarchy en
dc.subject Discourses en
dc.subject Adult children of alcoholics en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject.ddc 259.2
dc.subject.lcsh Dysfunctional families
dc.subject.lcsh Adult children of alcoholics -- Pastoral counseling of
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholics -- Family relationships
dc.subject.lcsh Psychological abuse
dc.title The alcoholic family : pastoral conversations with adult children unravelling the web of identity en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Practical Theology en M.Th. (Practical Theology) en

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