The Role Of Religion And Spirituality In Therapy

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Another study by Ivtzan, Chan, Gardner, and Prashar (2013) included 205 participants from a broad range of religious associations and faith groups who were recruited from several religious organizations and spiritual gatherings. Participants rated themselves as one of the following: (1) a high level of religious participation and spirituality, (2) a low level of religious participation with a high level of spirituality, (3) a high level of religious participation with a low level of spirituality, or (4) a low level of religious participation and spirituality. Persons with greater levels of spirituality (including religion or not) exhibited greater levels of self-actualization, importance and significance in their lives, whereas greater levels of individual growth drive were only discovered within the …show more content…
Clients consider their religious faith as a steady and reliable source of power that strengthens and reinforces their coping or they utilize numerous techniques of religious coping in handling life’s key stressors (Elkonin, Brown & Naicker, 2014). In a study conducted by Mohr & Huguelet (2014), spirituality and religiosity amongst outpatients with schizophrenia, was adaptive for 80% of patients, damaging for 13%, and marginal for 7%. The objective of the study was to evaluate patients’ desire to tackle spiritual/religious matters in their psychiatric treatment. Psychiatrists questioned successive outpatients concerning their desire, with whom they shared spiritual/religious thoughts and worries, and their desire to join the “Spiritual and Recovery Group”. They found that one fourth of the 147 outpatients desired to tackle spiritual/religious matters within their psychiatric treatment. A thorough and comprehensive spiritual assessment was conducted on 21 patients, for which 16 of them, tackling spiritual/religious matters was of substantial clinical significance (Mohr & Huguelet,

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