• Spirituality and Psychotherapy

Spirituality and Psychotherapy

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ISBN 978 1 898059 39 4 (2001)
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From sceptics to believers, through theorists and therapists working with our deepest concerns, Spirituality and Psychotherapy provides a timely and invigorating journey through Freud's 'black tide of mud of occultism'. An experienced selection of contributors bring a variety of strong views to the reader interested in spirituality and its connection with psychotherapy theory and practice. 

PART ONE: The case for …

1. Counselling, Psychotherapy and Religion William West

2. Methodological Reflections on Spirituality from the Perspective of the Human Sciences Jacob Belzen

3. The Place of Spirituality in Psychotherapy Simon King-Spooner

PART TWO: Sceptics

4. What do You Mean by Spiritual? Dorothy Rowe

5. On Not Being Able to Eff the Ineffable David Smail

6. Counselling as Western Religion David Williams and Judi Irving


7. The Transpersonal Relationship in Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy Petrûska Clarkson

8. The Immanence of Transcendence in Psychotherapy Arthur Still

9. Psychosis and Spirituality: Finding a language Isabel Clarke

PART FOUR: Practice

10.Culturally and Religiously Sensitive Help: From a Jewish perspective Kate Miriam Loewenthal with M. Brooke Rogers

11. Clinician in the Church: Veritable angel or tolerated guest? Michael Len

12. Working with Survivors of Torture and Extreme Experiences Kate Maguire

13. Tara Rokpa Therapy Edie Irwin and Lorna Hensey

14. A Client-Centred Approach to Religious and Spiritual Experiences Barbara Temaner Brodley

It is a balanced and stimulating volume, a valuable read for the concientious professional. Micheal Len

Simon King Spooner

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Craig Newnes

Craig Newnes is editor of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (formerly Changes), and a commissioning editor and author for our Critical Psychology series. Prior to his retirement he was Director of Psychological Therapies for Shropshire. He has a life time commitment to the NHS and is an outspoken critic of the hypocrisy, self interest, confusion and downright lies which characterise so much of the practise of psychiatry and psychology. He believes that unhappiness is a form of heresy and most of the misery for which people seek help is only amenable to alleviation through changes in their material lives.

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Craig Newnes