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Episode 45 - Dr. Sharon Bowland: Strength and Struggle: Spirituality and Recovery From Interpersonal Trauma (part 2 of 2)

Monday, May 03, 2010, 9:38:34 AM

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This is the second of two episodes on spiritually and older women survivors of interpersonal trauma. Dr. Bowland discusses emergent themes such as forgiveness, isolation, and strength in the midst of struggle. Dr. Bowland also notes the utility of a feminist critique of the harmful and helpful aspects of faith traditions in relation to the experience of interpersonal trauma and the need to make space for discussions of religion in social work.

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Average Rating: 4stars  i enjoyed listening to episode 45: spirituality and recovery , Monday, June 07, 2010

By Rabia Muhammad :

Dr. Bowland's insightful and therapeutic treatment for ladies dealing with childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence from a religiously spiritual perspective is God-sent! I feel encouraged and motivated by the topic and interview with Dr. Bowland and hope to hear more podcast like this because religious spirituality has a great effect on people's perception, mental health, and healing. There needs to be more dialogues on the practicality of religious mental health. It was great when Dr. Bowland mentioned she asked a women dealing with dv, "do you think God wants you to be hurt?" We need more human service providers to feel comfortable talking to clients about God and more religious clerics to be able to use motivational interviewing when counseling members of their congregations. This was a great topic!

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