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Empowering Themselves: A Spiritual Path for Shame Bound Older Adults
Faculty Publications
  • James J. Magee, College of New Rochelle
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1993
Department
Division of Psychology and Counseling
School
Graduate School
Disciplines
Abstract
This article describes how older adults with life long deficiencies in self-esteem can draw upon their spiritual life as an ancillary source of self-empowerment in the counseling process. It explains how insight into the spiritual dimensions of five age related changes facilitates transcending shame as an older adult. It concludes by noting five stages through which older adults proceed as they find the source of their self-esteem first in God and gradually in themselves.
Citation Information
Magee, J. J. (1993). Empowering Themselves: A Spiritual Path for Shame Bound Older Adults. Journal of Religious Gerontology 8.4: 17-25. Print. Reprinted by permission of Taylor & Francis LLC, (tandfonline.com).