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Title:
Encountering the sacred in psychotherapy : how to talk with people about their spiritual lives
Author:
Griffith, James L., 1950-
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Publication Information:
New York : Guilford Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781572307018
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC455.4.R4 G75 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Drawing on narrative, postmodern, and other therapeutic perspectives, this book guides therapists in exploring the creative and healing possibilities in clients' spiritual and religious experience. Vivid personal accounts and dialogues bring to life the ways spirituality may influence the stories told in therapy, the language and metaphors used, and the meanings brought to key relationships and events. Applications are discussed for a wide variety of clinical situations, including helping people resolve relationship problems, manage psychiatric symptoms, and cope with medical illnesses.


Author Notes

Melissa Elliott Griffith serves on the psychiatry clinical faculty at The George Washington University Medical Center and practices psychotherapy in Vienna, Virginia.


Table of Contents

1 New Ways of Hearing Sacred Stories
2 Opening the Door
3 Metaphor and Spirituality
4 Stories of Spiritual Experience
5 Conversations between Person and God
6 Spiritual and Religious Beliefs
7 Rituals, Ceremonies, and Spiritual Practices
8 The Community in Spirituality
9 When Spirituality Turns Destructive
10 Living Beyond Medical and Psychiatric Illnesses

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