Spirituality in Clinical Practice: Theory and Practice of Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy / Edition 2by Len Sperry
Pub. Date: 08/04/2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Psychotherapists are increasingly expected to incorporate the spiritual as well as the psychological dimension in their professional work. Therapists also are increasingly required to utilize evidence-based practices and demonstrate the effectiveness of their practice. An ever-increasing number of spiritually-oriented psychotherapy books attest to its importance… See more details below
Psychotherapists are increasingly expected to incorporate the spiritual as well as the psychological dimension in their professional work. Therapists also are increasingly required to utilize evidence-based practices and demonstrate the effectiveness of their practice. An ever-increasing number of spiritually-oriented psychotherapy books attest to its importance but, unlike these books that primarily focus on the therapist's spiritual awareness, the second edition of Spirituality in Clinical Practice addresses the actual practice of spiritually oriented psychotherapy from the beginning to end.
Dr. Len Sperry, master therapist and researcher, emphasizes the therapeutic processes in spiritually oriented psychotherapy with individual chapters on:
- the therapeutic relationship
- assessment and case conceptualization
- evaluation and termination
- and culturally and ethically sensitive interventions.
The days of training therapists to be spiritually aware and sensitive to client needs are over; therapists are now expected to practice spiritually sensitive psychotherapy in a competent manner from the first session to termination. Dr. Sperry organizes his text around this central focus point and, as in the original edition, continues to provide a concise, theory-based framework for understanding the spiritual dimension. Readers can use this framework as the basis for competently integrating spirituality in an effective, evidence-based psychotherapy practice.
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Table of Contents
Miller, Foreword. Part I: Spirituality in Clinical Practice: Theory. The Spiritual Dimension in Clinical Practice. Dimensional Perspectives in Spirituality. Developmental Models in Spirituality. Spiritual Dynamics, Crises, and Emergencies in Clinical Practice. Part II: Spirituality in Clinical Practice: Practice. The Practice of Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy. Therapeutic Relationship. Assessment and Case Conceptualization. Interventions. Evaluation and Termination. Cultural and Ethical Considerations.
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