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ERIC Number: EJ860764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0035
Faith Development Theory as a Context for Supervision of Spiritual and Religious Issues
Parker, Stephen
Counselor Education and Supervision, v49 n1 p39-53 Sep 2009
Although there is a growing interest in spirituality and religious issues in counseling, little has been written for the supervisor. This article addresses this need by demonstrating how J. Fowler's (1981) model of faith development stages can inform supervisory work with spiritual and religious issues. Faith Development Theory is a growth-oriented approach to spiritual and religious development that focuses on adaptive rather than pathological qualities and fits well with developmental models of supervision. Fictitious scenarios illustrate the utility of J. Fowler's (1981) theory for working with spiritual and religious issues that surface in supervisory contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A