ERIC Number: EJ1011522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
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Reference Count: 35
The Straight Path to Healing: Using Motivational Interviewing to Address Spiritual Bypass
Clarke, Philip B.; Giordano, Amanda L.; Cashwell, Craig S.; Lewis, Todd F.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v91 n1 p87-94 Jan 2013
Spiritual bypass is the avoidance of underlying emotional issues by focusing solely on spiritual beliefs, practices, and experiences. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, compassionate approach to effectively addressing resistance among those who present with spiritual bypass. In this article, the authors provide background information on spiritual bypass and a rationale for adopting an MI approach to working with these clients. A case presentation illustrates 1 example of using MI with spiritual bypass.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Emotional Response, Motivation Techniques, Counseling Techniques, Case Studies, Counseling Effectiveness, Values, Religion, Interviews, Resistance (Psychology), Empathy, Self Efficacy
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