Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred

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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:
9781609189938
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
433,774
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. A Rationale for a Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
II. Understanding the Sacred
2. Spirituality: The Sacred Domain
3. Discovering the Sacred
4. Holding On to the Sacred
5. In Times of Stress: Spiritual Coping to Conserve the Sacred
6. In Times of Stress: Spiritual Coping to Transform the Sacred
7. Problems of Spiritual Destinations
8. Problems of Spiritual Pathways
III. Addressing the Sacred
9. An Orientation to Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
10. Initial and Implicit Spiritual Assessment
11. Explicit Spiritual Assessment
12. Drawing on Spiritual Strivings, Knowledge, and Experience
13. Drawing on Spiritual Practices, Relationships, and Coping Methods
14. Addressing Problems of Spiritual Destinations
15. Addressing Problems of Spiritual Pathways
IV. Conclusions
16. Steps toward a More Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

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