Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychology

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Spirituality and religion influence the way many clients interpret their life experiences. Recognizing this reality, the editors of Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy offer mental health professionals an in-depth look at how to integrate both Western and Eastern spiritually oriented interventions into clinical practice. Through a series of carefully selected interventions, they examine how each can be utilized in an ethically and culturally sensitive manner with a diverse spectrum of clients who wish to address sacred themes in therapy.

Each chapter draws from relevant theories and research findings to present practical strategies and clinical examples of how to implement spiritually oriented interventions into treatment. This book will be an invaluable tool for mental health professionals working with spiritually and religiously diverse clients.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433809460
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Spiritually Oriented Interventions: Introducing the Issues Jamie D. Aten Mark R. McMinn Everett L. Worthington Jr. 3

I Foundations and Context 13

Chapter 1 Meaning Making and Spiritually Oriented Interventions Jeanne M. Slattery Crystal L. Park 15

Chapter 2 Value Clarification Saba Rasheed Ali Allison Allmon Courtney Cornick 41

Chapter 3 Ethical Guidelines for Using Spiritually Oriented Interventions William L. Hathaway 65

Chapter 4 Addressing Problematic Spirituality in Therapy Thomas G. Plante 83

Chapter 5 Seeking the Sacred: The Assessment of Spirituality in the Therapy Process Nichole A. Murray-Swank Kenneth I. Pargament 107

II Clinical Techniques and Applications 137

Chapter 6 Prayer Donald F. Walker Gary W. Moon 139

Chapter 7 Promoting Forgiveness as a Religious or Spiritual Intervention Everett L. Worthington Jr. Don E. Davis Joshua N. Hook Andrea J. Miller Aubrey L. Gartner David J. Jennings II 169

Chapter 8 Spirituality and Meditation Jean Kristeller 197

Chapter 9 Mindfulness Lorne Ladner 229

Chapter 10 Prescribing Yoga to Supplement and Support Psychotherapy Vincent G. Valente Antonio Marotta 251

Chapter 11 Integrating Sacred Writings in Therapy Stephen W. Cook Lance S. Dixon Mary A. Fukuyama 277

Chapter 12 Spiritual Journaling Marsha I. Wiggins 303

III Training Issues and Future Directions 323

Chapter 13 An Experiential Approach for Exploring Spirituality Lisa Miller 325

Chapter 14 Spiritually Oriented Interventions: Future Directions in Training and Research Mark R. McMinn Everett L. Worthington Jr. Jamie D. Aten 345

Index 353

About the Editors 367

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