16. Counselling Psychology Contributions to Religion and Spirituality

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Adrian Coyle

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch16

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Coyle, A. (2010) Counselling Psychology Contributions to Religion and Spirituality, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch16

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • counselling psychology contributions - to religion and spirituality;
  • literature, focus on disabled individual's heterosexuality;
  • domain's commitments to holism and egalitarianism - actively and openly with clients', meaning-making systems and life worlds;
  • empirical rationale for engaging - with clients’ religious and spiritual material;
  • ‘religion’ and ‘spirituality’ - no simple task, even ‘religion’, appearing to be the more concrete term;
  • identify (at least) nine dimensions - in definitions of ‘spirituality’ offered by various writers;
  • psychotherapeutic psychologies, religion and spirituality;
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT);
  • working with religious and spiritual issues - in counselling psychology;
  • religious or spiritual development - specific and explicit aim within spiritual direction and pastoral counselling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Terms: ‘Religion’ and ‘Spirituality’

  • Psychotherapeutic Psychologies, Religion and Spirituality

  • Working with Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counselling Psychology

  • From within to beyond the Therapy: Counselling Psychology and Religious/Spiritual Development

  • Conclusion

  • References