American Psychological Association
While the COVID-19 global pandemic has wrecked havoc for over a year in ways that we have not seen in our lifetimes, many important positive lessons have been learned during these tumultuous and what has felt like apocalyptic times. Upon close reflection, four critical and positive lessons were learned by this author that have implications for how we productively move forward in our efforts to provide spiritually and religiously informed psychotherapy services both now and in the future. These important lessons include the benefits of telehealth and “telespirit” services as well as highlighting the advantages of reflection, discernment, and resetting our life priorities. Although the pandemic took many lives and created economic chaos for countless people across the globe, several positive developments emerged that will provide an opportunity for better spiritually informed clinical practice in the future.
Plante, T. G. (2021). Four positive lessons learned during the 2020–2021 COVID-19 global pandemic: Implications for spirituality in clinical practice. Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000271 Abstract