Psychotherapy and Spirituality
Crossing the Line Between Therapy and Religion
By (author) William West
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Psychotherapy and Spirituality by William West
Book Description'There have been many books written about counselling with respect to class, politics, gender, culture and similar issues but, as far as I am aware , this is the first major work to be presented in this country about working with a client's spirituality and the importance this may have...Is a must for trainees in the field and for those who feel a client's spirituality is an irrelevance'- Cahoots 'This is a textbook covering all aspects of this subject, eg there is a chapter on "why therapists need training in dealing with spiritual issues" and another on "the meeting place and the differences between spiritual direction and therapy". I recommend this book to practitioners in this field' - Retreats This thoughtful and intelligent book encourages psychotherapists and counsellors to consider seriously the relationship between spiritual experiences and therapeutic practice. It proposes that therapy itself can be seen as a spiritual process and discusses the implications of this view for therapists, clients and the wider world.Examining the relationship between spirituality and the main schools of therapy, William West distinguishes clearly between spiritual direction and specific therapies. He offers practical advice to help practitioners increase their awareness of spiritual issues, and guidance on the use of spiritual interventions within therapy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761958741
(234mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William West
Therapy, Culture and Spirituality, Hardback (December 2014)
This edited collection addresses how therapy can engage with issues of race, culture, religion and spirituality. It is a response to the need for practitioners to further their understanding and skills base in developing ways of appropriately responding to the interconnectivity of these evolving issues.
Exploring Therapy, Spirituality and Healing, Paperback (December 2010)
Spirituality and healing are controversial issues in counselling and psychotherapy. This cutting edge text discusses the philosophical, practical and ethical issues involved in counselling and explores major critiques of work on spirituality and healing. Students, trainees and professionals will find this an enriching and thought-provoking read.
Spiritual Issues in Therapy, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by William West
Issues of spirituality are gaining increasing prominence within the therapeutic professions. Written by a figure in this emerging domain, this book provides a creative focus for therapists wishing to consider how spirituality may inform or shape their own practice.
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Author Biography - William West
William West is a lecturer in Counselling Studies at Manchester University. He currently serves on the Research and Evaluation Committee of the British Association for Counselling, and has written extensively on humanistic therapy, spirituality, supervision and qualitative research.
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