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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 23, 2021 – Hour 2

Fr. Anthony Pinizzotto presents a pastoral approach to addiction counseling.


Kresta Comments: Changes in Pastoral Counseling

One hundred years ago or more, if you had problems in your marriage or suffered from depression, you might turn to your pastor. In response, he’d address your problems in explicitly Christian terms. What’s changed since then? Al takes a closer look.

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Study: Today’s Pastoral Counseling Is More Fluent in Psychology

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Pastoral Approaches to Addiction

We all know someone who is battling addiction and recent studies have shown alcohol abuse has risen over the last year as people try to cope with the stress and isolation brought on by the pandemic. Addiction attacks the mind, the body and the spirit, and all three areas must be addressed to get help. We’ll look at a pastoral approach to addictions with Fr Anthony Pinizzotto. 

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Retiring priest psychologist served the FBI and the diocese

Addictions: A Pastoral Approach

Fr. Anthony J. Pinizzotto, PhD, is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington (VA). Ordained for over 40 years, he holds advanced degrees in theology, psychology and psychopharmacology. Assigned to St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, VA, Father continues to work as a consultant in Clinical Forensic Psychology.

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