ERIC Number: EJ823977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Reference Count: 62
Attachment Theory and Religiosity: A Summary of Empirical Research with Implications for Counseling Christian Clients
Reinert, Duane F.; Edwards, Carla E.; Hendrix, Rebecca R.
Counseling and Values, v53 n2 p112 Jan 2009
The authors summarize the growing body of empirical research literature in the area of psychology of religion that has been guided by attachment theory and indicate implications for counseling, including practical suggestions for case conceptualization, possible spiritual interventions, and ethical guidelines for practice. Attachment theory provides a fertile framework whereby counselors may conceptualize the religious experiences of Christian clients whose spirituality involves the belief in and relationship with a personal God.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Ethics, Religion, Religious Factors, Attachment Behavior, Christianity, Counseling, Psychology, Intervention, Counselors, Spiritual Development, Beliefs, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship
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