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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Counseling -- Religious aspects; Psychotherapy;

Abstract

Until the growth of science in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the treatment of the mind was inseparable from the treatment of the body and the spirit (Benner, 1989). Across all cultures and faiths, the individual was seen as a complex whole whose physical and emotional symptoms were considered a sign of an estrangement from a larger spiritual dimension. Shamans, priests, faith healers and witch doctors all called upon divine principals to aid in the healing of the person under their care whether the affliction be a broken arm or a broken heart. However, advancement in medicine quickly excised the mind from the body and spirit, while advancement in psychology, in the late eighteenth century, excised the spirit altogether (Butler, 1991; Meyer, 1988).

Year of Submission

1991

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Annie Jones

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Date Original

1991

Object Description

1 PDF file (27 leaves)

Language

en

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application/pdf

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