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A phenomenological investigation of counselors' experiences discussing religious and spiritual issues in clinical supervision


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This qualitative phenomenological study examined the experiences of eight licensed and license-eligible counselors at two sites who discussed religion and spirituality during clinical supervision meetings. The researcher wanted to know how participants experienced such discussions in addition to factors that encouraged or discouraged these discussions. Most participants reported having positive and productive discussions about both their clients' and their personal religious and spiritual backgrounds. Additional results indicated that good counselor-supervisor fit and the extent to which counselors valued religion and spirituality as relevant clinical issues were factors that encouraged counselors' to discuss religion and spirituality in clinical supervision. Agency setting and minimal direction from the supervisor to explore clients' religious and spiritual backgrounds were factors that caused counselors to be hesitant.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Religion;
Psychotherapy
Classification
0318: Religion
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Psychology; Clinical supervision; Counselors; Religious; Spiritual
Title
A phenomenological investigation of counselors' experiences discussing religious and spiritual issues in clinical supervision
Author
Caldwell-Miller, Gabriella C.
Number of pages
99
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 68/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Lorbeer, Charles
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3253629
ProQuest document ID
304721083
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304721083
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