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dc.contributor.authorStarling, Brendan Michael
dc.descriptionTitle page has date 2016, but author's submission indicates 2017.en_US
dc.description.abstractPersonal identity is an important theme that often comes up in therapeutic endeavours, especially in societies that are saturated with free market capitalism and mass media culture. I begin the thesis by describing a foundational ethos that guides my practice as a counsellor. I then describe a process of therapeutic engagement that I call therapeutic soul searching and suggest how it can be applied to working with the theme of personal identity. For this purpose, I outline the ideas that have inspired my views on the craft of counselling. These ideas come from a variety of voices from differing fields, including the practice of counselling, and the world of art and literature. I explain how our modern-day culture industry impacts stories of personal identity. After outlining my foundational beliefs, I then provide an overview of some therapeutic possibilities that have been inspired by the narrative metaphor tradition and spiritual-based therapeutic traditions. I explain why these two therapeutic traditions work well with struggles relating to personal identity. Lastly, I suggest that further research and literature needs to focus on how personal identity differs across Canada’s multicultural spectrum.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectPersonal identityen_US
dc.subjectSpirituality and counselingen_US
dc.subjectSpiritual-based therapyen_US
dc.subjectFoundational ethosen_US
dc.subjectTherapy and multiculturalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshIdentity (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcshPsychotherapy--Religious aspects
dc.titleTherapeutic Soul Searchingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US University of Seattleen_US of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US

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