Difficulties and joys of dialogue: out of work experience

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Abstract

The article, which was inspired by the teachings of T.A. Florenskaya, is an attempt to generalize the work experience in the practice of spiritually-oriented counseling. The paper briefly describes the main basics of the dialogue in counseling (the structure of personality, the dominant on the dialogue partner, detachment, moral judgement) illustrating examples from practical experience. Based on the analysis of protocols and case studies an attempt was made to show the dialogical nature of human beings, the difficulty of establishing a dialogue, the types of statements belonging to the voice of the spiritual self, as well as ways to actualize it.

General Information

Keywords: dialogue, present self, spiritual self, detachment, dominant on the dialogue partner, moral judgement

Journal rubric: Psychology of Faith, Christian Psychology and Psychotherapy

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kogan I.M. Difficulties and joys of dialogue: out of work experience. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2010. Vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 146–164. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

I. M. Kogan, PhD in Psychology, Munich, Germany, e-mail: irina_kogan@web.de

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