Using Spiritual Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy

Volume
Volume 36
Issue
Winter 2008
Title
Using Spiritual Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to outline a series of recommendations to aid therapists in developing and integrating spiritual self-disclosure into the therapeutic process. The authors introduce six categories of spiritual self-disclosure by adapting Well's (1994) and Kottler's (2003) categories of self-disclosure. Arguments for and against therapist self-disclosure are offered, along with underlying assumptions inherent to the use of self-disclosures that incorporate spiritual themes. Assumptions and recommendations for therapists that may facilitate clinically relevant, culturally sensitive, and ethical implementation of spiritual self-disclosure are offered. Case examples highlighting how therapists can integrate spiritual self-disclosures into clinical practice are also provided.

Authors
R.M. Denney, Dr. J.D. Aten and Dr. F.C. Gingrich
Pages
294 - 302
Price
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