Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

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Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

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Spirituality has gone mainstream in the mental health professions. Mental health licensing boards and professional organizations now encourage therapists to seek appropriate supervision to help them address the spirituality of their clients. However, ironically, the supervision literature needed to help guide supervisors work with clients' faith is scarce at best. Similarly, little attention has been given to clinical supervision in the Christian integration literature. In our own personal experience as supervisors, educators, researchers, and therapists, we have heard countless supervisors and supervisors-in-training ask "What does Christian integration look like in supervision?" and "How can we best train our new professionals to address their clients' faith?" In fact, it was these questions and conversations that led to this special issue on clinical supervision for the Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

A major emphasis of this special volume is on application; the authors provide practical strategies, techniques, and examples of how to approach clinical supervision from a uniquely Christian perspective. First, Bufford lays a foundation for this special volume, by exploring the philosophical and clinical implications of a Christian worldview in relation to clinical supervision. second, Ripley, Jackson, Tatum, and Davis provide a model of supervisee religious and spiritual development that parallels the work of Kohlberg and Fowler. …

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