I enjoyed reading the psychological information provided at the website A Guide to Psychology and Its Practice. The author is Raymond L. Richmond, Ph.D.. There is an undercurrent of Christianity in his perspective, probably Catholicism, and an influence from Jacques Lacan.
His step by step instructions for Autogenics Training was very practical and useful.
How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one, and the light bulb must really want to change.
"If your spiritual aspirations produce socially beneficial qualities in you such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, then they can be considered something more that a mere psychological defense. In contrast, if you are overcome by qualities such as impatience, distractibility, impulsiveness, demandingness, conflict, discord, and scorn for others, then you are growing weeds, not fruit."
- Raymond Richmond