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Shame Off You - A Case Study in the use of Spiritual and Religious (S/R) Interventions in a Professional Counselling context

Hood, Shannon (2018) Shame Off You - A Case Study in the use of Spiritual and Religious (S/R) Interventions in a Professional Counselling context. Australian Counselling Research Journal, 12 (1). pp. 18-23. ISSN 1832-1135

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Abstract

This Case Study reflects on the therapeutic journey taken by a single male in his mid twenties over the course of 17 sessions spanning approximately 12 months. Whilst his presenting issues of depression and relationship challenges were not abnormal, his religious convictions and desire for Christian Counselling was somewhat a-typical. In response, the counsellor affirmed the client’s religious convictions, and with fully informed consent, offered numerous Spiritual and Religious (S/R) Interventions that complemented standard therapeutic approaches.
The counsellor applied the General Counselling Model developed by the Australian Institute of Family Counselling as the underpinning framework. Specifically, the S/R Interventions included prayer, use of Biblical texts, a Rite of Confession and Absolution, Christian psychoeducation and a Christian Accommodative CBT Approach.
The case study shows qualitative and quantitate improvement for the client, who not only resolved immediate issues, but indicated that he felt equipped to deal with similar issues in the future.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Case Study, Spiritual Religious Interventions, Professional Counselling, Forgiveness, Identify, AIFC General Counselling Model
Fields of Research: 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Pastoral Studies
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Shannon Hood
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2018 00:35
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 04:21
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3307

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