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date: 30 October 2020

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The chapter is a discussion of the connection between spirituality, work, and family. First, an explanation is offered of how social change has necessitated a renaissance of interest in meaning and purpose. This is followed by an historical perspective of work from the standpoint of religion, culture, and psychology. Next, there is a brief introduction to the postmodern theories and definitions that make possible serious study of spirituality as it is perceived by individuals at home and at work. Practical issues that people face and their implications for therapy are illustrated. Finally, the importance to psychologists and psychotherapists of understanding the connection that exists between spirituality, work, and family is illustrated.

Keywords: work, career, vocation, meaning, purpose, family, social construction, postmodern

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