Browsing SUNY New Paltz Masters Theses Collection by Author "Lewis, Nigel"
Spritiuality as a coping mechanism for African-American college students facing bereavementLewis, Nigel (2007-01-18)Research indicates that many African Americans rely on spirituality more than psychotherapy to deal with traumatic life experiences such as bereavement. This review explores the psychotherapeutic benefits of spirituality as a coping resource in the African American community. Justification for the use of spiritual-psychotherapy as a treatment methodology for bereaved African American college students is presented. Finally, ethical considerations for using spirituality when counseling with bereaved African American college students are posed.