ERIC Number: ED394079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Coming Home: The Utilization of the "Wilderness Experience" in Counseling.
Rigney, John R.; Bryant, Angelia S.
This article examines the unique spiritual journey of the counselor in relation to her attempts to aid clients through their wildernesses. Both the therapist and the client journey to a common end. However, it is the manner in which the counselor travels that allows her to discover her own destiny while assisting clients to realize their unique potential. Specific considerations discussed are counselor preparation for spiritual intervention, the nature and the utilization of the "wilderness experience" in counseling, and the implications of spiritual growth within the healing relationship. Particular attention is given to the stages of spiritual development, the wilderness journey, and those factors which contrast a productive, growth-inducing experience with an aimless wandering in an existential void. Contains 24 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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