SEDLÁKOVÁ, Hana and Tomáš ŘIHÁČEK. The incorporation of a spiritual emergency experience into a client’s worldview : A grounded theory. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2019, vol. 59, No 6, p. 877-897. ISSN 0022-1678. doi:10.1177/0022167816668114.
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Original name The incorporation of a spiritual emergency experience into a client’s worldview : A grounded theory
Authors SEDLÁKOVÁ, Hana (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Tomáš ŘIHÁČEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, 2019, 0022-1678.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50100 5.1 Psychology and cognitive sciences
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 1.902
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00108682
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
UT WoS 000486296800006
Keywords in English spiritual emergency; psychosis; meaning; medical discourse; rehabilitative discourse; empowerment discourse; transpersonal discourse; suppression; facilitation; grounded theory
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This study is focused on the process of constructing the meaning of a spiritual emergency experience. In the context of this study, spiritual emergency is understood as an experience of psychotic nature, defined by criteria such as good preepisode functioning, nonordinary states of consciousness, awareness of the intrapsychic nature of the process, or preserved ability to cooperate. In-depth interviews with 13 participants who experienced an episode of spiritual emergency were analyzed using the grounded theory method. The analysis yielded a core category titled “The incorporation of a spiritual emergency experience into a client’s worldview.” The process of incorporation was conceptualized by two complementary paths: (a) a Suppressive path characterized by an effort to mitigate or eliminate symptoms, considering them as a personally meaningless pathology, and return to a previous state of functioning and (b) a Facilitative path characterized by an acceptance of symptoms, a search for their meaning, and eventually, the adoption of a new perspective. The results are discussed in relation to different theoretical approaches to psychotic experiences.
MUNI/A/1160/2014, interní kód MUName: Vývoj psychoterapeutů a výzkum terapeutického procesu
Investor: Masaryk University, Category A
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