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The Therapist's Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II

More Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

Edited by Karen B. Helmeke, Catherine Ford Sori

Routledge – 2006 – 304 pages

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    978-0-7890-3132-7
    October 5th 2006

Description

More activities to tap into the strength of your clients’ spiritual beliefs to achieve therapeutic goals.

The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II is the second volume of a comprehensive two-volume resource that provides practical interventions from respected experts from a wide range of backgrounds and theoretical perspectives. This volume includes several practical strategies and techniques to easily incorporate spirituality into psychotherapy. You’ll find in-session activities, homework assignments, and client and therapist handouts that utilize a variety of therapeutic models and techniques and address a broad range of topics and problems.

The chapters of The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II are grouped into four sections: Models of Therapy Used in Integrating Spirituality; Integrating Spirituality with Age-Specific Populations: Children, Adolescents, and the Elderly; Integrating Spirituality with Specific Multicultural Populations; and Involving Spirituality when Dealing with Illness, Loss, and Trauma.

As in Volume One, each clinician-friendly chapter also includes sections on resources where the counselor can learn more about the topic or technique used in the chapter—as well as suggested books, articles, chapters, videos, and Web sites to recommend to clients. Every chapter follows the same easy-to-follow format: objectives, rationale for use, instructions, brief vignette, suggestions for follow-up, contraindications, references, professional readings and resources, and bibliotherapy sources for the client.

The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II adds more useful activities and homework counselors can use in their practice, such as:

  • using religion or spirituality in solution-oriented brief therapy
  • “Cast of Character” counseling
  • using early memories to explore adolescent and adult spirituality
  • cognitive behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • age-specific clients such as children or the elderly
  • multicultural populations and spirituality
  • dealing with illness, loss, and trauma
  • recovering from fetal loss
  • creative art techniques with caregivers in group counseling
  • and much more!

The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II provides even more creative and helpful homework and activities that are perfect for pastoral counselors, clergy, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, Christian counselors, educators who teach professional issues, ethics, counseling, and multicultural issues, and students.

Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Foreword (Douglas H. Sprenkle)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • SECTION I: MODELS OF THERAPY USED IN INTEGRATING SPIRITUALITY
  • 1. Including Religion or Spirituality on the Menu of Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy (Gary H. Bischof and Karen B. Helmeke)
  • 2. Releasing Our Spirit: The Internal Family Systems Model (Paul Ginter and Karen Horneffer)
  • 3. “Cast of Character” Counseling (Judith K. Balswick)
  • 4. Exploration of Adolescent and Adult Spirituality Through Early Memories: An Adlerian Psychological Perspective (Stephen E. Craig)
  • 5. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Religious Features (Paul E. Priester)
  • 6. Enhancing Reliance on God As a Supportive Attachment Figure (Albert D. Tuskenis and Catherine Ford Sori)
  • SECTION II: INTEGRATING SPIRITUALITY WITH AGE-SPECIFIC POPULATIONS: CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND THE ELDERLY
  • 7. Integrating Spirituality when Working with Children and Families Experiencing Loss of a Parent (Nancee Biank and Catherine Ford Sori)
  • 8. Exploring Spirituality with Children in Counseling (Cary McAdams and Daniel S. Sweeney)
  • 9. The Move Connection: Addressing Adolescent Values (Tricia L. Hoogestraat)
  • 10. Cell Phones, the Internet, and God? Online with Adolescent Spirituality (Tricia L. Hoogestraat and Harlan G. Hayunga)
  • 11. God’s Box of Love (Renee L. Wagenaar)
  • 12. “My Spiritual Life”: Conducting a Spiritual Life Review with the Elderly (Karen B. Helmeke)
  • SECTION III: INTEGRATING SPIRITUALITY WITH SPECIFIC MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS
  • 13. Assessing African-American Spiritual and Religious Orientation (Byron Waller and Catherine Ford Sori)
  • 14. Spiritually Sensitive Counseling with Jewish Clients and Families (Israela Meyerstein)
  • 15. Recruiting a Spiritual Team: Saints and Family Systems (Anne M. Prouty Lyness, Joyce M. Prouty, and Judé Partridge)
  • 16. Helping Lesbian and Gay Clients Work Toward Positive Spiritual Health (Michele L. McGrady and Kelly A. McDonnell)
  • 17. Spiritual Journey Mapping with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients (Shawn V. MacDonald)
  • SECTION IV: INVOLVING SPIRITUALITY WHEN DEALING WITH ILLNESS, LOSS, AND TRAUMA
  • 18. Exploring Spirituality Within the Crucible of Illness and Healing (Layne A. Prest and W. David Robinson)
  • 19. Autoethnography: A Tool for Coping with Chronic Illness (Alicia V. Fahr)
  • 20. Using Psalms As Spiritual Tools in Coping with Medical Illness (Israela Meyerstein)
  • 21. Deconstructing God in Relation to the Reconstruction of Self (Joseph J. Horak)
  • 22. Spiritual Steps for Couples Recovering from Fetal Loss (Israela Meyerstein)
  • 23. Am I a Father? A Husband’s Miscarriage (Brian Distelberg and Karen B. Helmeke)
  • 24. Using Creative Art Techniques to Address Spirituality with Caregivers in Group Counseling (Kelly A. McDonnell, Heather A. Cerridwen, and Sharon A. Carney)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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Description: Edited by Karen B. Helmeke, Catherine Ford Sori. More activities to tap into the strength of your clients’ spiritual beliefs to achieve therapeutic goals. The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II is the second volume of a comprehensive two-volume...
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