ERIC Number: EJ612671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Religiosity and Adolescent Narcissism: Implications for Values Counseling.
Aalsma, Matthew C.; Lapsley, Daniel K.
Counseling and Values, v44 n1 p17-29 Oct 1999
The fact that religiosity has been consistently associated with positive mental health outcomes is a warrant for counselors to explore the resources of one's religious tradition for therapeutic change. Argues that pastoral counseling is particularly suited for addressing the ego development needs of adolescents, and that the vicissitudes of adolescent narcissism can be effectively mobilized to support self-transcendence and relational autonomy, tasks that have both developmental and religious significance. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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