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ERIC Number: EJ908964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Spirituality in Counseling: A Faith Development Perspective
Parker, Stephen
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n1 p112-120 Win 2011
This article describes the use of Fowler's (1981) faith development theory (FDT) in counseling. FDT is a stage model of spiritual and religious development that allows counselors to identify both adaptive qualities and potential encumbrances in spiritual or religious expression. FDT offers a nonsectarian model of spiritual growth that permits assessment of spiritual development apart from the specific contents of various faith traditions. This article summarizes Fowler's faith stages and demonstrates their clinical utility through composite vignettes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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