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Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy: An integrative Approach that Empowers Clients
  • Rick Johnson, Portland State University
For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to philosophical ideas of existence. I have had a sense that there is more to life than day-to-day tasks, or even longer-term goals. I have often been acutely aware of a sense of existential anxiety and a yearning for deeper meaning. My searching as it does for many people, led me to focus on learning about and experiencing various forms of spirituality, which often brought comfort as well as more questions. As a therapist, for the past 25 years I have learned about and integrated many theoretical approaches and models. As a professor, I have specialized in teaching therapy theories and techniques. Over time, my interest in spiritual ideas and practices, therapeutic models, and psychotherapeutic change have increasingly blended together.
  • Counseling -- Research -- Methodology,
  • Counseling -- Research -- Case studies,
  • Psychotherapy and counseling
Publication Date
February, 2013
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2013) Wiley
Citation Information
Johnson, R. (2013). Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy An Integrative Approach That Empowers Clients. New York: Wiley.