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ERIC Number: EJ1100982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Religion and Spirituality within Counselling/Clinical Psychology Training Programmes: A Systematic Review
Jafari, Simon
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n3 p257-267 2016
In recent years, there have been increasing efforts to attend to religious and spiritual issues within clinical/counselling psychology. However, there is limited research demonstrating how successfully such content is integrated into existing training programmes. This investigation sought to review primary research literature related to training in religion and spirituality within accredited training programmes. Six studies were identified which met the inclusion criteria of this review and data were extracted for analysis using a thematic analytic technique. Five main themes were generated: training modalities, specialised training, systematic implementation, perception of religion and spirituality, and research support. Findings suggest that religious issues are being neglected within current programmes, although there is evidence that this is being reconciled through increasing levels of training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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