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Exploring Therapy, Spirituality and Healing

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15 December 2010

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What place does spiritual need and healing have in the counselling room? Denying the spiritual dimension of personal distress can be potentially hurtful to clients, but the issue of spirituality is also fraught with...

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What place does spiritual need and healing have in the counselling room? Denying the spiritual dimension of personal distress can be potentially hurtful to clients, but the issue of spirituality is also fraught with professional and ethical issues for therapists. This book draws on original research to move the debate about spiritual need forwards in relation to therapeutic practice, supervision, and training.An international team of contributors offer a diverse range of perspectives to critically explore a wide spectrum of spiritual issues, including prayer, pastoral care and traditional healing. Edited by a leading figure in the field, this book:• Illuminates experiences of both clients and practitioners through detailed case vignettes• Draws on cutting-edge research in this growing field• Invites readers to address their own therapeutic practice with hands-on discussion pointsThis measured and thoughtful approach provides a fascinating insight to an often complex and controversial topic. As such, the book is essential reading for trainees and practitioners of counselling and psychotherapy.

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Edited by a recognized heavyweight in the field and written by experts in the field
Draws on cutting edge research
Explores the importance of a wide range of faiths and spiritual approaches

Foreword; B.Thorne
Introduction; W.West
PART I: THERAPY AND SPIRITUALITY
Spirituality and Therapy: The Tensions and Possibilities; W.West
When the Client's Spirituality is Denied in Therapy; C.Jenkins
Counselling and Pastoral Care; T.Biddington
Integrating Prayer in Counselling; P.Gubi
Compassion in Psychotherapy; B.Vivino & B.Thompson
Counselling, Spirituality and Culture; F.Christodoulidi
Embodied Spirituality and the Therapeutic Encounter; D.Yusef
PART II: THERAPY AND HEALING
When Counselling Becomes Healing; W.West
Traditional Healing Alongside Counselling and Psychotherapy; R.Moodley & O.Oulanova
Assessing a Counsellor's Use of a Seemingly Spiritual Gift; C.Gorsedene
Psychic Energy and the Client; M.Wardle
PART III: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Research in Spirituality and Healing; W.West
Emergent Spirituality; D.Smith
Practice Around Therapy, Spirituality and Healing; W.West.

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WILLIAM WEST Reader in Counselling Studies and Director of Counselling Courses at the University of Manchester, UK. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has written extensively on therapy and spirituality, qualitative research, supervision, humanistic therapy and culture.

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WILLIAM WEST Reader in Counselling Studies and Director of Counselling Courses at the University of Manchester, UK. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has written extensively on therapy and spirituality, qualitative research, supervision, humanistic therapy and culture.

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