A consensual qualitative research strategy was used to examine data from interviews with 12 psychotherapists. Therapists were asked to discuss their experiences working with their clients' spiritual problems. Analyses revealed 4 domains relevant to psychotherapy with spiritual problems: Therapist approach/philosophy, assessment of spiritual problems, therapy process, and therapy outcomes. Numerous categories within these domains were identified leading to a several predominant themes for approaching, assessing, and treating spiritual problems. Implications for practice, training, and continued research are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology