Quest for transformation: an exploration of pilgrimage in the counseling process

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Warfield, Heather A.. 2012. "Quest for transformation: an exploration of pilgrimage in the counseling process." VISTAS. 2012 (1), p. Art 35.
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Quest for transformation: an exploration of pilgrimage in the counseling process

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AuthorWarfield, Heather A.
Journal TitleVISTAS
Journal Citation2012 (1), p. Art 35
Number of Pages6
Year2012
Web Address (URL)http://www.counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas12/Article_35.pdf
Abstract

The topic of pilgrimage has been explored by scholars within the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, sociology, and religious studies. The existing literature on the topic addresses the transformational nature of the pilgrimage journey on the pilgrim. This transformational nature can be defined in terms of physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual constructs. Because of the transformative characteristics of pilgrimage, the topic has potential implications for the counseling profession. The goal of this paper is to explore various dimensions of pilgrimage as they relate to therapeutic benefits as well as to investigate the implications for counselors who work with pilgrims.

Keywordspilgrimage, counselors, counseling
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsNorth Carolina State University, United States
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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