Spiritual Presence in Psychotherapy: A Guide for Caregivers

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Psychology - 324 pages
Within the broad field of psychotherapy, there has not been an in-depth examination of the interface between psychotherapeutic practice and established religious tradition until now. In Spiritual Presence in Psychotherapy, David Steere identifies the spiritual roots in traditional religion - and presents a unique look at this heretofore neglected relationship.
This book was written in response to the need observed by Dr. Steere for caregivers to accommodate a spiritual dimension in their work. Psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, pastoral counselors, nurses - and all who deal with the responsibility of treating mental disorders and helping people change - will find Spiritual Presence in Psychotherapy invaluable.
In addition to the professionals who will find Spiritual Presence in Psychotherapy an important resource and reference, the book will also serve as a key graduate-level textbook for students of professional issues and ethics, as well as psychotherapy and spirituality.
 

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Contents

Converging Concerns
3
Spiritual Homelessness
13
The Spiritual Experience
43
Because We Care
67
MODELS FOR SPIRITUAL PRESENCE
99
The Supernatural Model
111
The Developmental Model
129
The Expansive Model
145
The Empathic Model
161
The Sacred Model
179
The Crisis Model
201
The Systemic Model
219
Caring Ethics and Client Rights
243
The Future of Care
265
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David A. Steere, Ph.D., is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky.

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