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Religion, spirituality and therapeutic practice

Coyle, A and Lochner, J (2011) Religion, spirituality and therapeutic practice PSYCHOLOGIST, 24 (4). 264 - 266. ISSN 0952-8229

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Increasing attention has been paid to how therapists might respond respectfully and usefully to clients’ religious and spiritual beliefs and commitments. Although recommendations overlap with principles of good clinical practice, some specific themes have emerged in the literature. Three of these are briefly examined in this article: the assessment process; responding to problematic religious and spiritual material; and training and supervision. Mindful of constraints within public sector service provision, therapists are encouraged to engage constructively with clients’ religious and spiritual material to enrich therapeutic experience and effectiveness.

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Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Psychologist. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Psychologist, 24 (4), April 2011, British Psychological Society.
Uncontrolled Keywords: EXPERIENCE, BELIEFS
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:53

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