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ERIC Number: EJ1100988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Identifying the Categories of Spiritual Experience Encountered by Therapists in Their Clinical Work
Ross, Alistair
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n3 p316-324 2016
Spirituality has replaced religion in popular culture and its presence is being felt in the therapeutic world. Using a questionnaire completed by 104 people utilising six descriptive definitions of spirituality and 36 categories of spiritual experience, three meta-themes of forms of spirituality emerged through a thematic analysis. These are spiritualties of the Sacred, the Self and the Senses. When the therapist's theoretical orientation is identified, there are different expressions of the spirituality that emerge. Of specific importance is that due to approximately 90% of the respondents being female, what emerges therefore is an expression of female spirituality. More research will be required to identify if there is matching male spirituality.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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