Self and Soul: Exploring the Boundary Between Psychotherapy and Spiritual Formation

Volume
Volume 31
Issue
Spring 2003
Title
Self and Soul: Exploring the Boundary Between Psychotherapy and Spiritual Formation
Abstract

As the field of mental health increasingly turns its attention to spirituality, Christian counseling is busily investigating how spiritual formation relates to psychotherapy. At the heart of these concerns is the topic of the human soul. This article explores the meaning of "€œsoul"€ in Scripture, in Greek philosophy, and in medieval spirituality as it impacts the present practice of psychotherapy, an enterprise that primarily deals with the self. Particular attention is given to the knowledge competencies regarding the soul that Christian counselors will need as they re-tool for adding spiritual formation to their counseling practices.

Author
Dr. J.R. Beck
Pages
24 - 36
Price
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