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Encountering the Sacred in Psychotherapy: How to Talk with People about Their Spiritual Lives

Author: James L. Griffith

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1572309385
ISBN 13: 978-1572309388

ISBN 10: 1572307013
ISBN 13: 978-1572307018

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.