Promoting cognitive, emotional, and spiritual client change: The infusion of solution-focused counseling and ritual therapy

Stephanie A. Crockett, Elizabeth Prosek

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Abstract

Solution-focused brief counseling offers clients an opportunity to find solutions to problems and evoke cognitive change. This treatment modality is criticized for negating the emotional and spiritual aspects of client change. The authors propose that the inclusion of rituals in solution-focused brief counseling can enhance the counseling experience for clients by encouraging meaningful cognitive, emotional, and spiritual change. A new model, Brief Solution Rituals, was developed to incorporate the use of rituals into solution-focused counseling. The 6-phase model, example clinical scenarios, and a case study are presented in this article. The strengths and potential limitations of the new model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-253
Number of pages17
JournalCounseling and Values
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Religious studies

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