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

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


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 12:42
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: pilgrimage, counselors, counseling
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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