Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

This project was designed to determine the relationship between spiritual health and emotional maturity. The study was conducted at a community church that provides mental health services using data gathered from adults participating in a process-oriented group facilitated by a Mental Health counselor. The participants were asked to complete a pretest and posttest designed to measure emotional maturity and spiritual health. The results indicated that there is a statistically significant correlation between spiritual health and emotional maturity. As the participants matured emotionally through their work in the therapy group, they also became spiritually healthier. This study has implications for the impact of emotional growth on spiritual health in a mental health setting. These findings are useful to those pondering the compatibility of spirituality and counseling.

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