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APSY 7535 Exploring Spirituality in Psychological Practice (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

The proposed course is designed for applied psychology and counseling students interested in better understanding and responding to clients and community members whose symbolic worlds include a religious or spiritual framework. In order to develop tools with which to engage such frameworks with sympathetic yet critical understanding, it will integrate perspectives on spirituality with approaches to psychological treatment and interventions. These approaches include: attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, constructivist work on meaning making with regard to personal narrative, and various perspectives on psychological trauma and addiction. The psychosocial function of religious texts, especially the Jewish/Christian scriptures, will be a focus.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17