L’Abri Fellowship - Southborough

Fitting a frame around our fears: what about when psychiatry and psychotherapy cannot help? by Dr. Brandon Unruh

June 9, 2021

Beginning with an overview of various forms of anxiety which are commonly amenable to professional help, this talk (by a practicing psychiatrist and psychotherapist) explores the limitations of psychiatry and psychotherapy as tools for managing our deeper, wider existential fears.  This inadequacy is proposed to stem from the inherently naturalistic worldview typically operationalized throughout these working models.  It is proposed that applying a wider frame of reference which includes God, and specifically the trinitarian Christian God, provides resources for transforming, though usually not removing, our lived experience of anxiety.

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