Russell Jones presents Spirit in Session: Working with Your Client's Spirituality (and Your Own) in Psychotherapy, in conversation with Bryan E. Robinson

Spirituality is an important part of many clients' lives. It can be a resource for stabilization, healing, and growth. It can also be the cause of struggle and even harm. More and more therapists--those who consider themselves spiritual and those who do not--recognize the value of addressing spirituality in therapy and increasing their skill for engaging it ethically and effectively.

In this immensely practical book, Russell Siler Jones helps therapists feel more competent and confident about having spiritual conversations with clients. With a refreshing, down-to-earth style, he describes how to recognize the diverse explicit and implicit ways spirituality can appear in psychotherapy, how to assess the impact spirituality is having on clients, how to make interventions to maximize its healthy impact and lessen its unhealthy impact, and how therapists can draw upon their own spirituality in ethical and skillful ways. He includes extended case studies and clinical dialogue so readers can hear how spirituality becomes part of case conceptualization and what spiritual conversation actually sounds like in psychotherapy.

Spirit in Session is a pragmatic guide that therapists will turn to again and again as they engage their clients in one of the most meaningful and consequential dimensions of human experience.

Russell Siler Jones, ThD, is director of the Residency in Psychotherapy and Spirituality at CareNet/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a psychotherapist in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina. He and his wife, Jeanine, live in Asheville and are parents of two adult children. He will be in conversation with Bryan E. Robinson, author of #Chill.

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Spirit in Session: Working with Your Client’s Spirituality (and Your Own) in Psychotherapy (Spirituality and Mental Health) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599475615
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Published: Templeton Press - June 17th, 2019