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Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: An Individual Psychology Perspective

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Overview

This book offers new possibilities for mental health professionals who are looking for ways to adapt traditional therapy and counseling techniques to address the spiritual and psychological issues their clients face. The author utilizes an Adlerian Individual Psychology perspective, which rejects biological determinism and focuses on the influence of powerful environmental factors on personality.

This book provides specific methods and guidelines for applying Individual Psychology concepts to clients of each of the world's major religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. The author offers a wealth of insight into the customs, theories, and philosophies of each religion. With this knowledge, mental health professionals can use Individual Psychology methods and techniques to better understand and assist clients.

Key Features

• Discusses how Individual Psychology can be integrated with Christian spirituality
• Examines the relational and social theories of Judaism as compared to Adler's theories of social interest
• Compares Adler's theories with the ethical, spiritual, and social systems of Islam
• Reviews the doctrines of Hinduism, including the belief in karma and reincarnation, the goals of life, and the paths to God
• Presents case examples to illustrate how psychological and spiritual problems may be approached using Adlerian psychotherapy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826103857
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Thor Johansen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Arizona State University and his Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. He is a staff psychologist with the Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center in Naperville and adjunct faculty at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Johansen is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. Dr. Johansen has published numerous professional articles on topics such as misbehavior in children, psychotherapy, hypnosis, and religion.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Religion and Clinical Psychology: Recent Developments

Chapter 2 Alfred Adler and the Principles of Individual Psychology

Chapter 3 Adlerian Psychotherapy and the Religious Person

Chapter 4 Theories of Adler and the Christian Faith

Chapter 5 Adlerian Contributions to Pastoral Counseling

Chapter 6 Individual Psychology and Judaism: Common Themes

Chapter 7 Theories of Adler and the Islamic Faith

Chapter 8 Adler and the Paths to God: Hindu Philosophy and Individual Psychology

Chapter 9 Adler and the "truth" of Human Existence: A Comparison of Buddhism and Individual Psychology

Chapter 10 Conclusions and Future Directions

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