Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

2020 Edition
| Editors: David A. Leeming

Psycho-Religious Coping and Immigrants

  • Sandra DixonEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24348-7_200219

This entry illustrates and explains the nature and dynamics of psycho-religious coping and its value and utility for counselors who serve immigrant clients. The entry begins by defining key concepts and then briefly shedding light on the continuous growth of immigration within the North American context and the challenges faced by many immigrants in their new homelands. Next, the entry continues with a discussion on the significance of psycho-religious coping for multicultural counseling scholarship and practice in general. This is followed by an outline of multicultural counseling implications.

Key Concepts

In this entry, psycho-religious coping describes the psychological functioning that emerges from religious and spiritual faith practices to result in continuous growth and changes in emotions, cognitions, and behaviors (Pargament 2007). Adapting a broad conceptualization of immigrantsin this context, this group refers to persons residing in North America, excluding temporary...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of LethbridgeLethbridgeCanada