'INSCAPE' - ARTCAP November 13-16, 2003

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Conference Proceeding


Edith Cowan University


Australian Research and Training Centre for the Arts in Psychotherapy @ Edith Cowan University School of Contemporary Art. Edited by: Dr Rose Williams Papers Refereed By: David Maclagan, Annie Henzell, Babette Sabella November 13-16, 2003 Wollaston Conference Centre, Perth.


Following on from the conversation in the public forum at the ARTCAP Symposium, I want to reflect briefly on the role of the therapist, in the therapeutic encounter, in the client’s development of his or her spirituality. I assert that the therapeutic encounter is a spiritual process that serves the development of the spirituality of the client. This is in no way a denial of the clinical nature of our therapeutic work, but an attempt to place clinical methods, strategies, insights and practices in a larger, more comprehensive framework of a deep and transformative spiritual process.

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