Spiritual Psychotherapy for Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities: Some Theoretical Building Blocks
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- Martens, W.H.J. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy (2003) 33: 205. doi:10.1023/A:1023973603441
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Until now a profound theoretical model for spiritual psychotherapy, which is constructed specifically for nonreligious antisocial and psychopathic patients who have spiritual and philosophical interests, is missing. In this paper some important theoretical issues with respect to spiritual psychotherapy for antisocial and psychopathic patients will be discussed such as the links between spirituality on one hand and authenticity, vanity; emotional, moral, and social capacity; reality testing; creativity; and faith in life on the other. Furthermore, the spiritual psychotherapist's attitude towards his or her patients will be explored.