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|Read E-pub Ó Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction: Two Languages, One Voice? õ This book explores the similarities and differences between the practice of psychotherapy and spiritual direction and suggests that, whilst there may be distinctions between the two activities, the process is essentially the same The purpose of the book is to improve the understanding between therapists and spiritual directors, to encourage dialogue and discussion between them, as well as to offer challenges and learning to both In the process of exploring the interface between the practice of therapy and the practice of spiritual direction, questions arise about how to address issues of spirituality in a psychological context and psychological issues in a spiritual context A brief overview of the historical background to spiritual direction is given, and attention drawn to the links between this tradition and the development of psychotherapy Spiritual issues that may arise in therapy together with psychological issues that occur during spiritual direction are discussed, leading on to a comparison between dark night of the soul experiences and clinical depression I had this book for some time now and only started to read it seriously and in earnest two days ago I am a trained spiritual director and am currently doing a psychotherapy course I had long wanted to see the integration of these two disciplines and I am glad Harborne did a good job to show mostly the similarities Differences are discussed in her book, but she argues mostly that it would be great for the practitioners in these two disciplines to see how they could integrate what they know I had this book for some time now and only started to read it seriously and in earnest two days ago I am a trained spiritual director and am currently doing a psychotherapy course I had long wanted to see the integration of these two disciplines and I am glad Harborne did a good job to show mostly the similarities Differences are discussed in her book, but she argues mostly that it would be great for the practitioners in these two disciplines to see how they could integrate what they know and to complement each other to help another After all, both disciplines are about helping another to live a better quality life I like her urgings that both psychotherapists and spiritual directors should be informed about each others particular strengths, gifts, and talents 2012, p.136 The way I see it, eight years from the time Harborne wrote this book, there has not been much progress to integrate these two disciplines I hope change will come