Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred / Edition 1
  • Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred / Edition 1
  • Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred / Edition 1

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred / Edition 1

by Kenneth I. Pargament
     
 

From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them

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From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308442
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
A Rationale for a Sptricually Integrated Psychotherapy     3
Understanding the Sacred
Spirituality: The Sacred Domain     29
Discovering the Sacred     53
Holding On to the Sacred     77
In Times of Stress: Spiritual Coping to Conserve the Sacred     94
In Times of Stress: Spiritual Coping to Transform the Sacred     111
Problems of Spiritual Destinations     129
Problems of Spiritual Pathways     151
Addressing the Sacred
An Orientation to Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy     175
Initial and Implicit Spiritual Assessment     201
Explicit Spiritual Assessment     221
Drawing on Spiritual Strivings, Knowledge, and Experience     242
Drawing on Spiritual Practices, Relationships, and Coping Methods     260
Addressing Problems of Spiritual Destinations     276
Addressing Problems of Spiritual Pathways     293
Conclusions
Steps toward a More Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy     319
References     347
Index     375

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