Spirituality in Pastoral Counseling and the Community Helping Professions

Pirmais vāks
Psychology Press, 2003 - 164 lappuses
An enlightening guide to bringing spirituality into the helping professions!

This unique handbook will help you make the journey that will turn spirituality into the touchstone of your practice. For too long, spirituality has been a skeleton in the closet of many practitioners, but now there is a growing movement to integrate the vital beliefs of clients into the healing process. Spirituality in Pastoral Counseling and the Community Helping Professions addresses the core values of the movement, providing you with a step-by-step process you can follow to increase empathy and healing while building on the foundation of spirituality. Each chapter includes penetrating reflection questions to help you better understand your own spiritual perspective and a list of suggested resources to help you learn more.

Spirituality in Pastoral Counseling and the Community Helping Professions investigates:
  • the best tools for spiritual assessment
  • how ethnic background influences spirituality
  • the language of the sacred in daily life
  • how people can develop greater empathy
  • integrating spirituality into community
  • the importance of ritual
As author Dr. Charles J. Topper says: “Spirituality is the integrating core element of human experience.” Reading this book, both clients and care providers will learn to explore their own vibrant spirituality, a powerful innate source of strength and healing. Spirituality in Pastoral Counseling and the Community Helping Professions aims to make spirituality more accessible to everyone.

Spirituality in Pastoral Counseling and the Community Helping Professions shows how you can take an active approach to integrating spirituality into your profession, helping the people around you see not just their problems but the connections between every facet of their lives. Complete with figures, assessment scales and surveys, and a thoughtful bibliography that points the way to further reading, this book is an important resource for professional growth and spiritual renewal.
 

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Saturs

Spirituality A Growing Focus for Professional Caregivers
1
Spirituality and Healthy Religion
8
Core Human Spiritual Needs
11
Case Studies
15
Spiritual Needs in Regard to Psychological and Religious Needs
18
Expanding the Language of Spiritual Needs
20
Naming Spiritual Needs
22
Spiritual WellBeing and Health
24
Clinical Instruments of Spiritual Assessment
70
Developmental Models of Spiritual Assessment
76
Semistructured Interview and Surveys
83
Developing Your Own Survey Questions
85
Guidelines for the Development of Spiritual Assessment Surveys
87
Basic Aptitudes and Skills of Spiritual Care
91
Ability to Develop a Caring and Healing Helping Relationship
92
Ability to Bring Spiritual Awareness into the Helping Relationship
101

Spiritual Distress and Religious or Spiritual Problems
26
Conclusion
27
Spiritual Assessment
29
Spiritual Assessment and the Psychological Helping Professional
30
Spiritual Assessment and the Religious Helping Professional
31
The Basic Process of Spiritual Assessment
33
A Beginning Model of Spiritual Assessment
39
The Process of Spiritual Care
47
Address the Focus of Care Needed
48
Assess Spiritual Needs
49
Relate Spiritual Care to the Helpees ReligionBeliefs
52
Conclusion
65
Tools for Spiritual Assessment Spiritual Care As a Clinical Science
67
Stumbling Blocks to Spiritual Assessment
69
Knowledge and Acceptance of Your Identity As a Spiritual Caregiver
103
Broader Skills of Spiritual Care
109
Ability to Work with Helpees Pain Loss and Grief
114
Ability to Utilize Helpees Beliefs
119
Ability to Use Religious Resources
127
A Community Model of Spiritual Care
133
A Community Model of Spiritual Care
136
Spiritual Care Competencies of Professional Organizations
137
Organizational Standards of Spiritual Care
140
References
149
Recommended Reading
157
Index
159
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