By Jamie D. Aten, Mark M. Leach
This ebook is for therapists who are looking to improve their effectiveness with consumers whose spirituality is a salient a part of their worldview. even if the therapist has a non secular history, the authors show that it's attainable to honor consumers' non secular adventure from the start to the top of the healing process.
Practical recommendations, recommendations, and examples are used to teach how spirituality can impact each one degree of remedy from sooner than the medical consumption, beginning with an knowing of moral perform instructions and therapist self-awareness, via termination. Self-reflection questions, varied case examples, and a a number of consultation case research bankruptcy are supplied to construct readers' realizing and skill to include spirituality into counseling and psychotherapy.
Practitioners in a extensive number of fields, together with counseling and medical psychology, counselor schooling, and marriage and family members remedy will locate this booklet to be a wealthy resource of rules for studying and editing their perform. The authors speak about therapist self-awareness instruments comparable to genogram, autobiography, journaling, and mindfulness; techniques for overcoming biases towards spirituality; and the way an agency's weather, referral resources, and consumption types can discourage or set the degree for discussing the spiritual.
Chapters offer instance probing questions and evaluate tools for exploring how spirituality could be a resource of power or confound difficulties, and current pattern treatments that handle a number of encounters with consumers' spirituality. Authors reveal how that means platforms thought can tell case conceptualization and the way non secular discussions and interventions may be a part of cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and humanistic therapies.
The booklet additionally prepares readers for religious concerns that often come up in termination, whether spirituality had no longer been a spotlight in past sessions.