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Spiritual Issues in Therapy : Relating Experience to Practice - William N. West

Spiritual Issues in Therapy

Relating Experience to Practice

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Published: 5th May 2004
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Issues of spirituality are gaining increasing prominence within the therapeutic professions. Written by a leading figure in this emerging domain, this book provides a unique and creative focus for therapists wishing to consider how spirituality may inform or shape their own practice. William West innovatively draws together narratives from personal experience (both his own and that of other leading figures in the world of therapy), research and practice to address such vital questions as "how can the therapeutic encounter be a safe place for spirituality to be considered" and "how can the spiritual life of the therapist be engaged in their work?" Students and practitioners will find this book both thought-provoking and inspiring, but ultimately highly practical and as such an essential practice companion.

'..a welcome addition to this field. As an academic, with a longstanding interest in this area, he [William West] brings considerable expertise.' - Pamela Griffiths, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal '...an important, pivotal text and a marker for a future research agenda.' - Colin Feltham, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research '...thought-provoking, engaging and inspiring...' - Fevronia Christodoulidi, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

List of Figures and Tablesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Contextp. 13
Psychotherapists as Shamanp. 24
The Personal Encounter with Spiritualityp. 42
Making Sense of the Territoryp. 55
The Clients' Storyp. 78
Relevant Issuesp. 99
Researching Spirituality and Therapyp. 115
Soul Attendingp. 142
Bibliographyp. 154
Indexp. 172
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ISBN: 9780333990414
ISBN-10: 0333990412
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 5th May 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1