Recovery is not about Perfection Notes

Recovery is not about Perfection Notes - Hagedorn

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Hagedorn MHS 6245 1 Recovery is not about Perfection Implementing Spiritual Interventions in the Treatment of Addictive Disorders W. Bryce Hagedorn, PhD, LMHC, MAC, NCC Introduction Premise: people are born with a “God shaped hole” The “________________” “Using” vs “imposing” belief system Using vs. imposing belief systems Assessing clients’ spiritual domains Life involves _________ Injury to one domain will impact others wounded soul + underdeveloped coping mechanisms + search for perfection & wholeness = addictive tendencies Definition of Terms Spirituality vs. religion ________________ – individual beliefs and practices ________________ – specific structure that individuals choose to express their spirituality Spirituality is often viewed more favorably than religion Avoid polarizing spirituality and religion
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Hagedorn MHS 6245 2 More on Spirituality What is spirituality? Complex definition with many dimensions Consistent with a psychological perspective that is sensitive to cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious differences _________________– easy to measure (observable) _________________– content varies (verbal statements) Transcendence Deity Spiritual dimension beyond sensory and intellectual knowledge Personal morality _________________– most difficult to measure Routine Exceptional/mystical The Importance of Spirituality • The connection with _____________________ • Spirituality & the Therapeutic Process • Intimate relationships • Career choices • Family issues Sexuality Career choices •B i r th • Death • Family’s religion • The connection between wellness/ positive psychology and spirituality • Sexuality • Child rearing • ________________ • Abuse Rationale–History of Spirituality & Psychology Historical attention to impact of spirituality upon human functioning Scientific interest in religion and spirituality Addi ti tt t ( ll T f th tl Addiction treatment (as well as Tx for other mental health issues) based upon ____________________ Initiation of religious oriented treatment plans by secular researchers and practitioners may be ethically warranted when considering demographics of the US.
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Hagedorn MHS 6245 3 Rationale: Health Problems have Spiritual Dimensions “Religious and spiritual problems” are not considered pathological in the DSM IV TR… But “genuine concerns of normal people” (Thoresen, 1998) Empirical evidence demonstrates that spiritual values and behaviors promote physical and psychological _______________________________ __________________________________________ Therefore, client’s spiritual values can be viewed as a potential resource in psychotherapy Rationale: Health Problems have Spiritual Dimensions Most professionals are _______________________ ______________________________ Clergy lack the psychological expertise to negotiate this border region So what should we do as professionals?
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course MHS 6425 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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Recovery is not about Perfection Notes - Hagedorn

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