Spirituality in clinical practice
Is mindfulness a spiritual practice?
SCP (Spirituality in Clinical Practice) is a practice-oriented publication that covers spiritually-oriented psychotherapy as well as spirituality-sensitive cultural approaches to care and wellbeing. SCP is committed to incorporating psychospiritual and other spiritually focused interventions into psychotherapy, consultation, coaching, and health and wellness.
SCP offers a forum for clinicians to report on — and discuss — their work in order to improve treatment models and future research initiatives. By highlighting current and future technical applications of spirituality in clinical practice, SCP promotes original research advancement in the field. SCP aims to generate research questions from clinical observations and to incorporate practice methods that are based on or influenced by established research.
The collection of journals was ranked and divided into four equal classes, or quartiles, based on their SJR. The highest values are in Q1 (green), followed by the second highest values in Q2 (yellow), the third highest values in Q3 (orange), and the lowest values in Q4 (red).
Depression and spiritual awakening — two sides of one door
The aim of this study was to assess medical students’ values, views, and experiences about spirituality in medical practice at a Catholic confessional university. This is a descriptive and cross-sectional analysis involving 323 undergraduate students, 162 of whom were in their first two years and 161 in their final two years of study. The researchers used a 58-question validated questionnaire. Despite the fact that the spiritual component was recognized as critical to patient care, 95 percent of students had no knowledge of spiritual or religious issues. Advanced students expressed dissatisfaction with their training in this field. As a result, this topic should be covered in medical school, ideally in the first years.
Spiritual & religious competencies in clinical practice
The effect of spirituality and faith on physical and mental health has gotten a lot of attention in the last decade. Religion is now accepted as a significant clinical variable, and the gap that once existed between psychological science and religion is closing. Recent theoretical and empirical research is forming a multilevel interdisciplinary paradigm1 that will help us better understand the nature of faith and spirituality, as well as their importance in person and cultural life. Religion and spirituality are revealed as categories of human experience that avoid reductionism and illustrate the ability of each person’s faith to make life meaningful in this research.
The importance of a client’s religion cannot be overstated; however, discussing spirituality in psychotherapy can present both obstacles and opportunities for support and intervention. Due to a lack of graduate education9 and clinical literature10 on the subjects, the spiritually responsive clinician can recognize the value of religion and spirituality yet feel unprepared to ethically discuss them. Although significant progress is being made in the development of ethical approaches to addressing religious and spiritual problems in psychotherapy11, and longitudinal research is demonstrating effectiveness in religious-accommodative psychotherapy12, there is still more work to be done. 13 While it is beyond the reach of this essay to explore all models of evaluation and intervention, it may be helpful to present broad contexts in which faith and spirituality surface as central to the psychotherapeutic method.
How can spirituality be used in clinical practice?
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Spirituality in Clinical Practice is a journal dedicated to complementary and alternative medicine (Q2), complementary and manual therapy (Q2), clinical psychology (Q3), and psychiatry and mental health (Q3) (Q3). The American Psychological Association Inc. publishes it. Spirituality in Clinical Practice is ranked 12245th overall.
This journal is ranked 0.359 on the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) system. The SCImago Journal Rank is a metric that assesses a journal’s scientific impact. It takes into account the amount of citations a journal earns as well as the value of the journals from which these citations originate. SJR is a substitute for the Journal Impact Factor (or an average number of citations received in last 2 years). The h-index of this journal is 8. Q2 is the best quartile for this journal.