Title

Religion and psychology integration must be a hot topic when Adler says more about it after his death than when he was alive. Review of Religion and spirituality in psychotherapy: An individual psychology perspective by. T. Johansen

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Abstract

Reviews the book, Religion and spirituality in psychotherapy: An individual psychology perspective by Thor Johansen (see record 2009-24654-000). In this book, the author uses the principles of individual psychology from Alfred Adler’s approach and influence to reflect on ways to integrate religion in psychotherapy and offers individual chapters that highlight Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. The book is well written, thoughtful, and appropriately researched and referenced. It is well organized, with many helpful subheadings and concluding summaries. It well balances presenting research findings and academic writings with clinical implications and plenty of engaging case examples. Anyone who is interested in the integration of psychology and religion from an Adlerian individual psychological perspective would likely enjoy and benefit from reading Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy. It is likely to appeal to clinicians and researchers alike and be a useful tool to those who conduct integrative psychotherapy with religious clients.

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