Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

Author: Tracy E. Robert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119027072

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 779

This compelling casebook integrates critical incidents, spirituality, and counseling with diverse populations dealing with issues across the life development continuum. It offers counselor educators, students, and clinicians a highly useful educational tool for more effective teaching and practice that will foster lively discussion, case conceptualization, and intervention skills. Using an applied format, the book is organized in seven sections: life span issues, spirituality and wellness, specific disorders, substance abuse, career, diverse populations, and spiritual interventions. More than 50 contributors have been selected either to present specific incidents or to react to them. After each case is described, an expert practitioner answers the questions posed and provides additional insight and alternative strategies. The editors then offer their reflections, providing a concise summary of counseling outcomes. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

Author: Tracy E. Robert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119026952

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 594

This compelling casebook integrates critical incidents, spirituality, and counseling with diverse populations dealing with issues across the life development continuum. It offers counselor educators, students, and clinicians a highly useful educational tool for more effective teaching and practice that will foster lively discussion, case conceptualization, and intervention skills. Using an applied format, the book is organized in seven sections: life span issues, spirituality and wellness, specific disorders, substance abuse, career, diverse populations, and spiritual interventions. More than 50 contributors have been selected either to present specific incidents or to react to them. After each case is described, an expert practitioner answers the questions posed and provides additional insight and alternative strategies. The editors then offer their reflections, providing a concise summary of counseling outcomes. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Bringing Religion and Spirituality Into Therapy

Bringing Religion and Spirituality Into Therapy

Author: Joseph A. Stewart-Sicking

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351030526

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

View: 743

Bringing Religion and Spirituality into Therapy provides a comprehensive and timely model for spirituality-integrated therapy which is truly pluralist and responsive to the ever-evolving World of religion/spirituality. This book presents an algorithmic, process-based model for organizing the abundance of theoretical and practical literature around how psychology, religion and spirituality interact in counseling. Building on a tripartite framework, the book discusses the practical implications of the model and shows how it can be used in the context of assessment and case formulation, research, clinical competence, and education, and the broad framework ties together many strands of scholarship into religion and spirituality in counseling across a number of disciplines. Chapters address the concerns of groups such as the unaffiliated, non-theists, and those with multiple spiritual influences. This approachable book is aimed at mental health students, practitioners, and educators. In it, readers are challenged to develop richer ways of understanding, being, and intervening when religion and spirituality are brought into therapy.

Skills for Effective Counseling

Skills for Effective Counseling

Author: Elisabeth A. Nesbit Sbanotto

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830893478

Category: Religion

Page: 486

View: 800

Effective counseling depends on mastering basic communication skills. In this integrative, classroom-ready text, Elisabeth Nesbit Sbanotto, Heather Davediuk Gingrich and Fred Gingrich break these skills into manageable microskills and connect them to insights and practices from Scripture, theology and spiritual formation.

Addiction in the Family

Addiction in the Family

Author: Virginia A. Kelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119098287

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 931

This book identifies and addresses potential clinical issues for clients who have family members struggling with addiction, and offers concrete strategies for treatment. Viewing addiction as a family disease, Dr. Kelly explores the complex challenges faced by family members, examines the ways in which substance use disorders affect family dynamics, and discusses behaviors that help sustain recovery and create and maintain healthy relationships. A brief history of substance abuse is provided, as are the primary models of addiction and family theory. Chapters on codependency and the emotional, relational, and behavioral consequences of living with a family member with a substance use disorder follow. The universality of substance abuse is then examined along with specific ethnic and cultural differences. Family support group treatment options complete the text. Case conceptualization exercises that contain reflections, implications for the counselor, and discussion questions for application of the material are interspersed throughout the book to link theory to practice. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity—Description of Concepts and Validation of Instruments

Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity—Description of Concepts and Validation of Instruments

Author: Arndt Büssing

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038977582

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 784

Why do we need more questionnaires to measure aspects of spirituality/religiosity when we already have so many well-tried instruments in use? One answer is that research in this field is growing and that new research questions continuously do arise. Several of these new questions cannot be easily answered with the instruments designed for previous questions. The field is expanding and, consequently, the research topics. Meanwhile several multidimensional instruments were developed which cover existential, prosocial, religious and non-religious forms of spirituality, hope, peace and trust—and several more. The ‘disadvantage’ of these instruments is the fact that some are conceptually broad and often rather unspecific, but they might be suited quite well for culturally and spiritually diverse populations when the intention is to compare such diverse groups. This is the reason why more research on new instruments is needed as can be found in this Special Issue, and to stimulate a critical debate about their pros and cons.

Counseling Adults in Transition, Fifth Edition

Counseling Adults in Transition, Fifth Edition

Author: Mary L Anderson, PhD, LPC, NCC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826135476

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

View: 511

The fifth edition of this authoritative text continues to provide expert guidance for counseling professionals working with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions. Abundantly updated with new literature and resources, the book examines the most pressing life transition issues facing today's adults. It incorporates new and emerging theories and culturally sensitive strategies for counseling diverse clients, along with new case studies providing examples and practical applications. The fifth edition sheds light on the particular challenges of populations who may feel disempowered and marginalized, allowing for a deeper understanding of transition theory. Key themes include enhancing resilience and coping, illuminated by updated literature and discussion of applications of Schlossberg's theory and 4 S model--a model that offers effective techniques to understand and successfully navigate life transitions. Also addressed are the roles of hope, optimism, and mattering. The text deepens the discussion of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social justice, along with intersectionality regarding multiple identities as diverse individuals and their families navigate life transitions. It also highlights the role of escalating changes in the current global, political and socio-cultural landscape. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. New to the Fifth Edition: Focuses on the increasing importance of helping adults navigate transitions Integrates Schlossberg's unique transition model with both classic and emerging theories to guide adults in transition Discusses sociocultural and contextual factors in shaping the coping process Presents culturally sensitive strategies and interventions Emphasizes social justice concerns and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations Delivers rich and diverse case studies focused on transition issues Includes updated learning activities and exercises to enhance understanding

The Counselor . . . as if Soul and Spirit Matter

The Counselor . . . as if Soul and Spirit Matter

Author: William Bento

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781621481287

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 937

In an anthroposophic approach to counseling and psychotherapy, we integrate the whole paradigm of spiritual science into the contemporary forms of psychology, thereby re-formulating a psychology inclusive of body, soul, and spirit. —Dr. William Bento, Executive Director of Anthroposophic Psychology Associates of North America (APANA) The art of counseling is practiced in many settings. An uncle counsels a troubled niece. A licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) works in a treatment center for drug addicts. A counselor can also be everything in between the two. If you consider everyone who mentors another—from life-coaches to police officers to wedding planners to lawyers to intimate friends—counseling includes all of us. Whereas mainstream counseling psychology has been moving increasingly toward cognitive and pharmacological approaches, this book brings us back to a psychology of soul and spirit. Through the guidance of Anthroposophy, the becoming human being, and Sophia, and divine wisdom, counselors will rediscover here an approach to people that has the heart of soul, and the light of spirit.

Disaster Mental Health Counseling

Disaster Mental Health Counseling

Author: Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LPC, DCMHS, CRC, CCM, CCMC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826132895

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

View: 403

Focuses on understanding cultural and psychosocial contexts to promote optimal healing for disaster survivors This is the first book for mental health professionals working with survivors of mass trauma to focus on the psychosocial and culture contexts in which these disasters occur. It underscores the importance of understanding these environments in order to provide maximally effective mental health interventions for trauma survivors and their communities. Global in scope, the text addresses the foundations of understanding and responding to the mental health needs of individuals and groups healing from traumas created by a wide range of natural and human-made critical events, including acts of terrorism, armed conflict, genocide, and mass violence by individual perpetrators. Designed for professional training in disaster mental health, and meeting CACREP standards, the text promotes the knowledge and skills needed to work with the psychosocial aspects of individual and group adaptation and adjustment to mass traumatic experience. Reflecting state-of-the-art knowledge, the book offers detailed guidelines in assessment and brief interventions related to survivors’ posttraumatic stress symptoms and complex trauma associated with being at the epicenter of extraordinary stressful and traumatic events. In addition, this book also covers critical issues of self-care for the professional. Illustrated with first-person accounts of disaster survivors and case scenarios, this book emphasizes how counselors and other mental health professionals can foster resilience and wellness in individuals and communities affected by all types of disasters.Key Features: Considers disaster and mass trauma response from a culturally and globally relevant perspective—the first book of its kind Addresses CACREP’s clinical standards and content areas related to disaster mental health response Covers many types of disasters and categories of survivors Includes updated information on PTSD, complex trauma, and self-care Addresses cultivating resiliency in individual and group survivors along with social justice issues

Introduction to the Counseling Profession

Introduction to the Counseling Profession

Author: David Capuzzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136318764

Category: Psychology

Page: 619

View: 398

Introduction to the Counseling Profession is a comprehensive overview of the history and foundational concepts of counseling, offering the most current and relevant breadth of coverage available. Students will gain insight into the myriad issues that surround not only the process of counseling and its many populations but also the personal dynamics that have an impact on this process. The contributed-author format provides state-of-the-art information from experts in their respective fields while maintaining a consistent structure and message. This edition has been brought in line with the 2009 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards and includes chapters on each of the CACREP specializations. Topics rarely treated in other introductory texts are addressed, such as research and writing in counseling, technology and counseling, and self-care and growth. This edition includes new pedagogical features such as sidebars and more case studies to expand on key topics, as well as new chapters on: Cross-Cultural Counseling Self-Care and Self-Growth Individual Counseling Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Addictions Counseling Student Affairs and College Counseling A collection of supplemental resources are available online to benefit both instructors and students. Instructors will find PowerPoint slides and test banks to aid in conducting their courses, and students can access chapter summaries, exercises, and other tools to supplement their review of the material in the text. These materials can be accessed at http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/cw/Capuzzi

Crisis and Disaster Counseling

Crisis and Disaster Counseling

Author: Priscilla Dass-Brailsford

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483317144

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 983

This text provides professionals with the skills needed to effectively assist survivors of disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, with healing, recovery, and resilience. This comprehensive collection includes powerful, direct accounts of first responders and the organizations they represent. Taking a practical, skill-building approach, it offers clear and pragmatic recommendations to help providers, educators, advocates, and policymakers better understand how to meet the needs of children, families, and communities in the aftermath of disasters. Key Features Provides a substantial review of the current theoretical and research literature on disasters and disaster response Emphasizes multicultural competency in the aftereffects of disasters Uses a practical skill-building approach to develop competencies in crisis work Covers the spiritual dimensions of healing as well as funeral practices to encourage discussion on grief and mourning Intended Audience This book is a must-have reference for mental health practitioners. For graduate students of counseling, psychology, or social work, Crisis and Disaster Counseling will clarify how theory and research can be applied to practice and policy.